What are quick and healthy meals that I can feed my toddler?

I feel like I am taking a cop-out by feeding my son grilled cheese sandwiches, gerber graduate raviolis and macaroni and cheese every day. He eats eggs and peanut-buttered toast for breakfasts, I feed him fresh fruits and either fresh or frozed veggies with almost every meal, but I don't know about his entrees. I don't eat meat and don't know if i could prepare it for him (it grosses me out). Any ideas?

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bloomsr

Asked by bloomsr at 12:12 AM on Oct. 4, 2008 in Food & Drink

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  • My son is big on breakfast. Actually, he's big on every meal, but I give him french toast topped with strawberries or fruit or yogurt topped pancakes. If he has eggs, I always throw in some tomatoes or mushrooms so he has a veggie and add a little cheese. He really likes oatmeal with fruit too. As for lunch and dinner, he really likes beans also, but I have to watch how much he has!! :) You could also try a veggie cassarole. I make one with broccoli, cheese, and carrots. My son ablolutely loves it, and hubby does too! Sometimes I add brown rice. If you'd like the recipe, just message me. I'd be happy to give it to you. Hope this helps.
    FertMert

    Answer by FertMert at 10:46 PM on Oct. 4, 2008

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  • My little guy loves to eat beans! Kidney are the best- I get them canned and rinse them off... they are the softest. I make sure to rinse them though, because they are pretty covered in "stuff" that contains extra sodium.

    He eats a can in about 3 days... I keep the rest in a plastic container- careful when you warm them up, in a microwave, it only takes a couple seconds!
    HistoryMamaX3

    Answer by HistoryMamaX3 at 12:22 AM on Oct. 4, 2008

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  • I have just started feeding him beans, it so funny you wrote this. Today he had a bunch of 'bean skins' in his diaper. quite the suprise at 7 am. :)
    bloomsr

    Answer by bloomsr at 12:24 AM on Oct. 4, 2008

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  • Why not make some homemade soups?
    Boil some skinless chicken breast in water, lightly season it, add some nice veggies.. and feed it to your child.
    akhlass

    Answer by akhlass at 12:36 AM on Oct. 4, 2008

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  • If you make Annies organic mac n cheese...it has a bunny on the box and can be found in any grocery store... you can store some in the fridge for a few meals. Then I warm up some frozen veggies with some butter. She loves it so much and it's quick.
    sockmonkey

    Answer by sockmonkey at 2:42 AM on Oct. 4, 2008

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    angeleyes31376

    Answer by angeleyes31376 at 6:58 AM on Oct. 4, 2008

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  • My daughter loves yogurt, grapenuts, and fruit (usually peacher or blueberries). She also like steamed vegetables and chicken spiced with ground curry. My husband started giving her cottage cheese and garlic. I think it stinks but she loves it. When we make grilled cheese or tortilla and cheese, I chop red peppers into really small bites for her.

    Soup is a great idea! I like to make a big pot and have it for left overs. For lunch, I will just pick out the vegtables and chicken, put it on her tray, and let her feed herself.

    For snacks, she likes string cheese or apples with peanut butter.\

    Good luck!
    jcsscfam5

    Answer by jcsscfam5 at 11:19 AM on Oct. 4, 2008

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