Toddlers, like older children and adults, require a balanced diet, consisting of fruit and vegetables, protein, dairy and grains. When preparing meals for your toddler, be sure to include a variety of ingredients to meet their nutritional needs.
Below are 3 delicious healthy recipes for toddlers:
Peel, de-seed and cut up and apple, banana and peach. Place all the fruit in a blender and blend until it becomes homogenous. Serve with whipped cream. This is a healthy and easily digestible meal for your toddler, who will love the mixture of fruit and cream.
Fish pie is high in omega-3, which is essential for brain development and can also help the performance of hyperactive and dyslexic children.
Simply boil and mash 800 grams of potatoes with 7 tablespoons of milk, 30 grams of butter, 1 egg and 4 tablespoons of grated Parmesan.
To make the sauce, melt 45 grams of butter and sauté a large diced shallot for approximately five minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar and boil for two minutes. Stir in 45 grams of flour and then gradually stir in 450ml of fish stock. Bring to boil and then stir until thickened.
Cut 250 grams of salmon and 250 grams of cod into chunks and mix with 150 grams of small cooked prawns and 70 grams of frozen peas. Pour the sauce over the fish, then spoon on the potato topping. Bake for 25 minutes.
Banana muffins are easy to prepare, wholesome and nutritious and little fingers just love to eat them.
Beat one medium-sized egg and 55 grams of brown sugar and then stir in a large, well mashed banana and 55 ml of sunflower oil.
Sift on ½ teaspoon of baking powder and bicarbonate soda, 85 grams of wholemeal flour, ¼ tablespoon of ground cinnamon and a pinch of salt – if your toddler is over one. – and sieve into a bowl. Mix the banana mixture with the flour mixture and spoon into muffin cases. Bake in a preheated oven at 180c/160c for 12 -14 minutes, until the muffins have risen and a firm to touch.