Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Toddler Meals

If any of you Moms are like me, you find baby/toddler meals to be such a struggle! I'm lucky in that Campbell is a pretty good eater but I still find it hard to come up with different meal ideas for him. Today I thought I'd give you guys an example of our weekly menu (excluding the weekend because we usually eat out on the weekend) around here. Hopefully this will give you all some food ideas for your kiddos. And if you have any ideas for me, please, send them my way!!!!

MONDAY
Breakfast
 Pepperidge Farm cinnamon swirl bread with an assortment of berries. Campbell loves this cinnamon bread and it's the easiest breakfast ever!! 

Lunch
 Grilled cheese with pasta salad, grapes and strawberries.

Dinner
Sometimes I go to Fresh Market and get a rotisserie chicken. It's easy and delicious! I paired it with tomatoes, green beans, roasted carrots and potatoes. 

TUESDAY
Breakfast
Betty Crocker triple berry muffins. I buy the package where all you have to do is add 1/2 cup of water. We keep these on hand in our pantry always. They're easy to make and taste yummy! Blueberries on the side make a perfect pairing. 

Lunch
 I make Campbell mini quiches all the time. I put whatever I want in them, stick them in a muffin tin and bake a few at a time. Campbell gobbles them up and it's a great way to sneak in veggies. This is also a great meal for him to take to MDO. I stick his quiche in his Skip Hop Insulated Food Jar and it stays warm for him until lunch time! His teachers love this meal and think it's such a great idea. It's also not messy and I'm sure they appreciate that! Cheese cubes and strawberries on the side make this a well rounded meal!

Dinner
 A roast in the crockpot is an almost weekly staple in our house. Campbell's favorite part is the carrots.

WEDNESDAY
Breakfast 
Pancakes is one of Campbell's favorite breakfast meals. I just buy the mini frozen pancakes so they're always on hand. 

Lunch
 When I'm not in the mood to do much for lunch, a peanut butter sandwich is always an easy go-to. I roll it up to help with the mess. Campbell loves veggie straws and blackberries and raspberries are 2 of his favorite fruits. 

Dinner
 We usually have a little bit of leftover roast so whenever we do, I throw it in with some pasta and veggies for Campbell. He loves this pasta/veggie mix and always has. I get it from the Schwans Man and it's so quick and easy to cook. Throw some cheese and tomatoes on the side and this is one of Campbell's favorite dinners!

THURSDAY
Breakfast
It's a rarity but sometimes I make Campbell scrambled eggs for breakfast. 

Lunch
I am obsessed with this chicken salad recipe from Southern Living. I love to make it for lunch. You can find it under my recipes board on Pinterest. Campbell doesn't love it as much as I do so he mostly fills up on the toast and grapes but he'll eat a couple of bites. 

Dinner
About once a week I make a casserole. This one in particular is broccoli and chicken. I usually make a side of rice to go with it. 

FRIDAY
Breakfast
I make these cinnamon rolls about once a week and the boys in my house love them! I just use Pillsbury crescent rolls. Instead of separating them into the triangles I keep them in the squares, slap on a little butter, add cinnamon sugar, roll them up then slice them sushi style to make mini cinnamon rolls. We eat these weekly and I must admit, they are delicious. My Mom used to make these for me and my brother all the time and now I'm carrying on the tradition in my house!

Lunch
 I get these Garden Lights Veggie Muffins in the frozen section at Walmart and they are great to have around. This is another easy MDO meal that I put in Campbell's Skip Hop Insulated Food Jar to keep warm. He loves them and again, great way to sneak in veggies. I would love to find a homemade veggie muffin recipe but haven't come across one that sounds very appetizing. Cheese, peaches and raspberries round out this meal. 

Dinner
Sometimes we do Mac and Cheese because this is real life. Making a huge batch of tomatoes to go with it makes me feel less guilty! Ha! 

2 comments:

  1. I don't have any little ones, but these are even good ideas for me and my fiance! You should do a post of what you and your husband eat :) I end up making the same few things for a couple of weeks so I always like getting new ideas!

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    1. Great idea! I just might do that :)

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