Tasty toddler recipe ideas to make with your toddler
With thanks to Olivia Cheng, Yumble Kids
Spending a lot of time with a toddler can be…well, exhausting. It’s definitely easier when they are occupied and even better if they are learning while they’re playing. Having your toddler help you cook simple meals is a great activity. Whether you’re putting together easy and delicious kids delivery meals from Yumble or starting from scratch, you can include your little one for an enjoyable and educational experience. Here are some super simple toddler recipes to make you both smile.
What could be cuter or more fun than mini individual pizzas for you and your toddler? This recipe from Taste of Home calls for a tube of buttermilk biscuits as the pizza crust, which is just genius in our opinion. You can roll them out and your toddler can help with spreading sauce and sprinkling cheese. You can even give them some veggie slices to make a little face on their pizza (and get them to eat vegetables).
Healthy Oatmeal Cookies
After the pizzas, your little one is going to want something sweet. Healthy oatmeal cookies will satisfy their craving without giving them a sugar rush. Instead of sugar, the sweetness comes from apples, raisins, carrots, and honey! Task your toddler with gathering ingredients and helping you fill measuring cups of raisins and oats.
Tasty Alphabet Soup
Every kid loves alphabet soup, right? Making a homemade variety will be healthier and more fun than store bought. In the cooking stage, your toddler can help with gathering ingredients. Afterwards is the fun part — you can both pick out letters and use the soup as a little lesson in the ABC’s.
Sunny Fruit Smoothie
A fresh, colorful smoothie is a delicious way to get your toddler to eat a lot of fruit. Your toddler will love helping choose frozen fruit like strawberries, blueberries, and bananas. You can even sneak some veggies in there when they are not looking! Spinach doesn’t taste like anything in a smoothie and it’s really good for growing kids.
Classic Chicken Fingers
Last but not last, the number one toddler approved recipe: chicken fingers! While you don’t want your toddler handling raw chicken, they can help with creating the breadcrumb coating. This recipe suggests crushing up tortilla chips to use as the crumbs. Put them in a plastic bag and your toddler will love smashing the pieces to bits.
Cooking together is not just fun, it’s a chance for your toddler to learn and understand what goes into their food. Who knows, your toddler might show a real affinity for cooking and want to help more often!
You can find more yummy toddler recipes on the Weaning Week recipes page
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