Best TODDLER MEALS (HEALTHY + EASY RECIPES)

Daily Recommended Intake for Toddlers 12-23 months

  • 700-1,000 calories a day split between 3 meals and 2 snacks
  • Half of the daily calories should be from healthy fats
  • 2/3 – 1 cup of vegetables daily
  • ½ – 1 cup of fruit daily
  • 1 ¾ – 3 ounces of grains daily
  • 1 2/3 – 2 cups of dairy daily
  • 2 ounces of protein daily

Daily Recommended Intake for Toddlers 2-4 years

  • 1,000-1,400 calories a day for girls and 1,000-1,600 calories for boys split between 3 meals and 1-2 snacks
  • Healthy fats should be reduced to about 30% of total daily calories
  • 1-2 cups of vegetables daily
  • 1- 1 ½ cups of fruit daily
  • 3 – 5 ounces of grains daily
  • 2 – 2 ½ cups of dairy daily
  • 2 – 5 ounces of protein daily

MONDAY

Breakfast: Blueberry Oatmeal with a cup of milk
Morning Snack: Whole Grain Cheese Crackers
Lunch: Turkey + Carrot Roll-Ups with a side of sliced strawberries and milk
Afternoon Snack: Healthy Spiced Apple Dip
Dinner: Chicken Parmesan Meatballs served with whole-wheat penne, side of asparagus, and a cup of milk

TUESDAY

Breakfast: Avocado Egg Toast for Baby + Toddler with a cup of milk
Morning Snack: Healthy On-The-Go Granola Bars
Lunch: Mini Bagel Pizzas with Pepper “Sprinkles” with a side of cut cucumbers and pineapple, and a cup of milk
Afternoon Snack: Funfetti Energy Balls
Dinner: Taco Tuesday for Baby + Toddler with a side of oranges and milk

WEDNESDAY

Breakfast: 3-Ingredient Banana Pancakes with milk
Morning Snack: Strawberry Applesauce with a cheese stick
Lunch: leftover Taco Tuesday for Baby + Toddlerwith a side of peaches and milk
Afternoon Snack: Chewy Mint Chocolate Granola Bars
Dinner: Crispy Salmon Bites with a side of green beans and milk

THURSDAY

Breakfast: Peanut Butter Banana Yogurt Bark 
Morning SnackApplesauce Mini Muffins
Lunch: Easy Tomato Soup with Cheesy Bread Dippers, side of blueberries and a cup of milk
Afternoon Snack: Funfetti Energy Balls
Dinner: Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Apple Slaw with a side of baked sweet potatoes and milk

FRIDAY

Breakfast: Cottage Cheese + Fruit Bowl with a side of whole-wheat toast
Morning Snack: Healthy On-The-Go Granola Bars
Lunch: Kale + Spinach with Apple Quesadillaand milk
Afternoon Snack: Chewy Mint Chocolate Granola Bars
Dinner: Crispy Seasoned Fish with Pineapple & Avocado Chunks with a side of rice and milk

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