A lot of people routinely ask me about the best food to feed a toddler. Although it’s something I work hard on, believe me, I also know how easy it is to get stuck in a food rut with kids. Mealtime with my toddler is something I am constantly thinking about. It seems like it’s always a work in progress.

But all this thinking has resulted in lots of new ideas for my toddler. So to give you some ideas around healthy meals for babies and toddlers, I took photos of my three-year-old son Griffin’s breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks for a week and made this video. Enjoy!

Here’s what my toddler eats in a week

The meals featured in this video include…

Breakfast

It’s so easy to toss some pancakes or oatmeal on a plate and call it a day, but active toddlers need a well-balanced meal to start their day off on the right foot. Here are some recent favorites:

  • Sprouted piece of wheat toast with raw butter, vegetable scrambled egg, and pear slices
  • Sprouted whole grain cereal with banana, honey, and milk
  • Savory breakfastโ€ฆ scrambled egg, organic corn tortilla with melted cheese, and side of salsa
  • Sprouted toast with almond butter with a side of Greek yogurt and raw honey
  • Soaked oatmeal with banana, honey and coconut milk
  • Sprouted corn pancakes with butter and real maple syrup
  • Cut up mango with Greek yogurt and raw honey

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Lunch

Interestingly, I find that serving a wholesome lunch helps my toddler sleep more soundly during nap time! Here are some ideas to fill that belly, so mama can get a little more time:

  • Sprouted organic corn tortilla cut up, scrambled egg, ratatouille
  • Rice pasta with an Asian vegetable stir-fry
  • Sprouted wheat grilled cheese, side of cucumber and pears
  • Scrambled egg, quinoa and tomato slices
  • Roasted chicken pieces, roasted potato pieces, carrots and cucumber
  • Brown rice with olive oil/sea salt, carrot coins and raw cheddar cheese
  • Sprouted organic corn tortilla with pureed black beans, melted cheese and carrot salad on side

Dinner

I find that dinner is the easiest meal, since we can often adapt what we’re eating to suit my toddler. Here are some meals that Griffin loves:

  • Salad with balsamic vinaigrette, sprouted whole grain pasta with butter and crumbled cheese
  • Shrimp taco deconstructedโ€ฆ shrimp, beans, lettuce, cheese salsa and organic corn tortilla
  • Random dinnerโ€ฆ hummus and carrots, peaches and corn pasta with butter
  • Teriyaki salmon, garbanzo beans, sautรฉed slaw with onions and peas
  • Sprouted wheat grilled cheese with diced tomato and pickle
  • Coconut white fish, brown rice, and celery, onion stir-fry
  • Salmon lox, quinoa and raw peppers with balsamic vinegar

Snacks

You never know when hunger will strike, so keeping these items on hand helps me in a pinch:

  • Raw nuts and seeds
  • Fresh fruit
  • String cheese
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Fruit strips

Desserts

Usually it’s nothing or just fresh fruitโ€ฆ sometimes I do dates or Lara bar type stuff, high quality organic ice cream and I like these gluten-free cones for a special treat. I also give him Yummy Earth’s lollipops as a treat if we’re on the go.

What do YOU feed your toddler?

Share it in the comments so we can learn from each other!