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Three-day toddler recipe plan

If you’ve spent a hair-pulling amount of time racking your brain on what to cook for baby, try our three easy-to-make toddler recipes that run on a three-day cycle. We’ll help you maintain a balanced diet and plan the week ahead to make your life simpler!

Bare in mind that finicky appetites and a love of junk food are normal hurdles to overcome, and you won’t always win the food battle. The trick is to find a good balance between ensuring your healthy toddler recipes provide the right amount of nutrition, tastiness and fun.

This meal plan shows approximate serving sizes for children aged 18 months to 3 years. Give your baby a boost with these delectable toddler food recipes! Remember, don't overwhelm your picky toddler with huge portions of food on their plate, and rather start with just a couple of tablespoons if your child is just 18 or 24 months old.

An example of a balanced diet eating plan for your child:

Day 1

Breakfast
85 g of cooked oatmeal with milk
85 g honeydew melon and cantaloupe chunks
118 ml cup of milk

Snack
String cheese; 1 piece
3 wholegrain crackers

Lunch
85 g of tuna salad; made with mayo and pickle relish and stuffed in half of a wholewheat pita bread
85 g of cooked baby carrots
1 small plum; sliced into bite-sized pieces
118 ml cup of milk

Snack
85 g of red, yellow and green bell peppers; cut into strips
2 tbsp. salad dressing for dipping

Dinner
4 oven-baked chicken nuggets with sauce for dipping
85 g of brown rice with ½ tsp. of butter
85 g cooked green beans
118 ml cup of milk

Snack
Mix 85 g toasted oats, dried fruit and nuts together for the ideal toddler meal plan snack.

Day 2

Breakfast
1 small honey-drizzled pancake
1 sausage; cut into small bite-sized pieces
118 ml of fortified orange juice

Snack
1 hard-boiled egg; cut into pieces
118 ml cup of milk

Lunch
Half a toasted cheese sandwich with one slice of Cheddar cheese
118 ml creamy tomato soup
Half a small pear; cut into pieces

Snack
Half a cup of strawberry yoghurt
2 wholegrain crackers

Dinner
57 g boneless pork chop; grilled
85 g baby red potatoes; cooked, sliced and topped with butter
118 ml milk

Snack
A third of a cup of peaches; sliced

Day 3

Breakfast
Scramble 1 egg and top it with grated Cheddar
Half a slice of toast with butter
118 ml pineapple and orange juice

Snack
A tasty oatmeal biscuit
118 ml cup of chocolate milk

Lunch
4 oven-baked fish fingers with sauce for dipping
85 g of sweet potatoes; mashed, topped with butter (and cinnamon if preferred)
One third of a cup of steamed courgettes or squash
One third of a wholewheat roll
Half a cup of milk

Snack
4 rice cakes; mini
Half a small banana; cut into slices

Dinner
Spaghetti and meatballs using:
85 g wholewheat spaghetti
60 ml pasta sauce
3 meatballs
A sprinkling of Parmesan cheese
1 breadstick
Half a cup of milk

Snack
Half a cup of Weet-Bix cereal
118 ml milk

We hope this three-day toddler meal plan comes in handy! Use it verbatim or as a guideline when developing your own toddler recipes to entice your fast-growing little one!

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