Obesity Toddlers

Obesity Toddlers

Healthy Meals for Toddler?

Anyone have any good book or website suggestions for healthy meals and snacks for toddlers? I am very strict when it comes to my child and fast food and candy. I do not want to fall into the child obesity issue going on right now. But, I am running out of ideas. I am looking for something cheap not $50 a meal. Thanks everyone!

I don’t have a book, but one of my friends gave me this list.

Healthy & Simple Snack Ideas for Toddlers
(As always, be sure these are size & age appropriate for your child before feeding and also always supervise eating.)

Fruits/Veggies:
Blueberries
Grapes
Raisins
Raspberries
Blackberries
Cranberries
Strawberries
Cherry Tomatoes
Carrots
Pears
Watermelon
Peaches
Peas (fresh or still frozen)
Snap Peas
Steamed Veggies (Broccoli, asparagus, etc.)
Corn (fresh or still frozen
Bananas
Avocado
Beans
Olives
Apple
Pineapple
Honey Dew
Cantaloupe
Mango
Oranges
Papaya
Cucumber
Tangerines
Peaches
Kiwi
Dried Fruit
Bell Pepper Strips

Proteins:
Beans
Cheese (shredded, cubed, strings)
Seeds (pumpkin, sunflower)
Nuts
Eggs (hard boiled, scrambled)
Chick Peas
Tofu
Edamame

Dips/Spreads:
EDIT: I forgot one: Sunbutter – it’s like peanut butter, but made with Sunflower seeds…for anyone who’s allergic to nuts, this is a GREAT option.
Hummus
Almond Butter
Peanut Butter
Yogurt
Guacamole
Applesauce
Yogurt (plain or mix with fruit, also can add a drop or two of vanilla for flavor)

Baked Goods:
Pita Bread Wedges
Mini Muffins (blueberry, banana, bran, carrot, zucchini, etc.)
Whole Wheat Pancakes
Whole Wheat Waffles
Whole Wheat Toast

Packaged:
Pirate Booty
Fruity Booty
Veggie Booty
Whole Wheat Crackers
Annie’s Graham Bunnies
Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies
Whole Wheat Crackers
Granola
Pretzels (unsalted)
Cheese (cubed, shredded, strings)
Rice Cakes
Soy Crisps
Puffed Rice
Popcorn
Carob Chips (unsweetened)
Graham Crackers
Apple Chips
Banana Chips
Fruit Bars
Fruit Leathers

To Make:
Cooked Whole Wheat Pasta
Pinwheels (sandwiches or roll ups)
Tortellini or ravioli

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