Working on our Healthy Menu

I searched and searched for a good nutritious toddler menu that would require little cooking! I was happy to come across this site that offered a very simple meal idea.

For breakfast:

  • 1/3 cup cooked cereal
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 slice toast with 1/2 teaspoon butter
  • 4 ounces whole milk

For a morning snack:

  • 2 graham crackers
  • 4 ounces fruit juice

For lunch:

  • 1/2 peanut butter and jelly sandwich
  • 2 tablespoons cooked broccoli
  • 1/4 cup melon
  • 4 ounces whole milk

For an afternoon snack:

  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/4 muffin

For dinner:

  • 1-1/2 ounces chopped chicken
  • 2 tablespoons peas
  • 2 tablespoons baked potato with 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/2 slice whole wheat bread
  • 4 ounces whole milk

For a snack:

  • 1/2 cup canned fruit
  • 1/2 ounce cheese
  • 2 or 3 whole grain crackers

We tried it out yesterday and today (as best as we could spending the day at a campsite with family) and I am very pleased with it! It is simple, something I could tweak here and there, but it gives me that meal planning framework. My daughter won’t eat ALL of that food yet- but I am offering it to her and have already noticed a small increase in how much she is eating at the scheduled times and I am not being begged for crackers all day. I know she appreciates the wider variety of foods she gets during meal time. I want to write a weekly schedule similar to this one that offers that variety and yet can give me a shopping list every week!
Let’s hope this plan lasts! 🙂
Happy Teaching!

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3 thoughts on “Working on our Healthy Menu

  1. The Activity Mom

    Sounds yummy and easy. I’m also dealing with a cracker monster at my house I want to do better with a schedule. When we are home it is easier but I also find I’m handing out snacks on the go so much. Thanks for the help!

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