What Does Your Toddler Eat? - West Mifflin,PA

Updated on April 24, 2011
L.S. asks from West Mifflin, PA
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What type of food do you feed your toddler? I find myself giving my daughter the same thing. Pizza, spaghetti, grilled cheese, chicken nuggets. Just looking for different ideas to give her

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answers from York on

My son is 19 months and eats anything and everything we are eating. He loves most any type of meat, beans, veggies, fruits and prepared meals (lasagna, mexican dishes, casseroles, soups, list is pretty endless). He could sit and eat fish and red peppers until they are coming out of his ears. We just offered him what we were eating from the very beginning and he has been a great eater.

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answers from Sioux City on

Mine likes to eat what ever it is we don't want her to eat. What we give her is a different story. I provide a fruit a vegetable several times a day. so she does eat green beans, carrots, corn, apples, oranges, peaches, strawberries, lettuce, cucumber.....etc.

For man courses all my kids love ham, steak, pork chops, chicken, and roast. Sometimes I crackpot the meat, I may grill it, or I may bake it. On rare occasions I fry things. I make pizza, lasagna, mashed potatoes and gravy, cheese garlic potatoes, vegetable beef soup, chicken and noodle soup, chili, tacos.

I never give chicken nuggets at home. Those are special occasion foods and I don't want my kids thinking it is something I know how to make. Basically my toddler eats what ever every one else is eating.

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answers from Detroit on

Are you doing this because these are what she will eat, or because they are most convenient for you?

You did not mention her specific age, but between 18 months and 3 years, my daughter was eating all kinds of fruits and veggies, yogurt, grilled salmon, eggs, baked beans. At this age, they can eat whatever you eat, as long as it's cut up small enough and not too hard to chew.

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answers from Cleveland on

For breakfast: Oatmeal with cut up fruit, scrambled egg and cheese on toast, applesauce pancakes ( I make a big batch and freeze them so I can just pop them in the microwave in the morning)

Lunch: Turkey cheese and ranch roll ups (I roll them in a tortilla and slice into pinwheel like sandwiches) Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches with carrots and ranch, soup, macaroni and cheese, leftovers from dinner..

Snacks: goldfish, crackers and peanut butter, fruit or a veggie with some kind of dip.

he eats what we eat unless it's too spicy or something then I will make him something different. I used to give him the frozen chicken nuggets until I realized how disgusting they are so now I make them myself. I just cut up chicken breast and dip in breadcrumbs and seasonings and bake it.

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answers from Miami on

Hi LS:
Lots of cut up fruit...apples, bananas, grapes, peaches, plums, melon...

yogurt -- hopefully the kind with 'bio' --

tuna fish

whole wheat/unsalted pretzels

oatmeal or rice cereal with honey

cheese and crackers

cucumber sticks

grilled chicken

whole wheat bread rolls

hard boiled eggs


good luck. hope this helps



answers from Philadelphia on

no veggies? red peppers,broccoli,carrotts are a few of the veggies my son likes. fruits are good,bananas,strawberries,seedless grapes,watermelon. The summer will be here soon so there will be lots to offer. Yogurt is good also like the yo baby or activia. watch out some of the yogurts have a lot of sugar in them.



answers from Boston on

I haven't tried it yet but my pediatrician recommended trying tofu, my son will not eat meat. I've seen some recipes where you take firm tofu and bread it like a chicken nugget, I'm going to try that.

For a healthy snack you can buy yogurt in the tubes and freeze them, my son loves them.



answers from Austin on

Soy Milk
cereal, toaster waffles, eggs and bacon, breakfast tacos, yogurt, bananas, strawberries, cereal bars (I like Kashi), smoothies

Lunch and Snacks-PB and J, crackers and cheese, grilled cheese, chicken nuggets, soup, cold salmon mixed with mayo and avocado (he loves fish!), veggie chips, cut up bites of turkey, pudding, applesauce

Dinner-my kiddo is a meat and potatoes guy, he loves grilled meats or fish with a potato of some kind, mac and cheese or spaghetti or lasagna which I pack tons of vegetables into, he also loves beans-he will eat any kind of bean cooked anyway.

It's easy to get stuck in a rut with a toddler, best thing is to keep lots of healthy snacky things around cause I notice at least my guy doesn't eat big meals, prefers to graze every 2-3 hours. That's where healthy fruit bars, applesauce, cut up veg and fruit and yogurt come in handy



answers from Los Angeles on

Hard boiled eggs
chicken white/dark
chicken sausage
turkey bacon

veggies - all kinds make them look pretty :-) sugar snap peas, peas, string beans, brocili, sweet peppers, carrots, sweet potatoe, avocado

Fruits - all kinds - mango, strawberries, apples, pears, banana, plums, blueberries

Coconut milk, water

Smoothies: coconut milk or almond milk, almonds, crushed ice, frozen fruit (if I have it greek yogurt)


answers from Raleigh on

She can eat everything you do. My son has always just had what we eat, and because of it, he will try anything!


answers from Los Angeles on

My 2 year old eats whatever we do..
Breakfast: Granola, cereals, oatmeal, fruit, english muffins w/peanut butter, bagels w/cream cheese, breakfast tacos, muffins, Toast, yogurt, pancakes, bacon, etc...
Lunch: Pizza, griled cheese, pastas (cold and hot), deli sandwhiches (she likes a lot of italian meats), salad, meat and cheese, tacos, chow mein (trader joe's has a great one), pb&j, quesadillas etc.
Snacks: granola bars, gold fish crackers, wheat thins, applesauce, fruit, vegetables, vegetable dips, cheese, olives, graham crackers (sometimes plain something with p/butter, sometimes with cream cheese, sometimes with fruit cream cheese), etc.
Dinner: Steak, Mashed potatoes, vegetables, rice, chicken, biscuits, garlic breads, pastas (with meat sauces), chinese food, ribs, etc.
The pastas I give her at lunch are mostly vegetables, with some whole wheat pasta, lightly sauced. You can make it hot or cold, and with whatever vegetables you like.
Hope this helps.



answers from New York on

My boy eats whatever we eat. I do give him healthy snacks like pomegranate apple sauce, organic fruit snacks/ cookies. He will try ANYTHING! Lol.



answers from Boston on

For breakfast my kids love- cereal- cheerios, kix, rice krispys, cinn toast crunch, oatmeal, eggs, waffles, yogurt with dry oatmeal in it
lunch- sandwiches- lunch meat, tuna, pb and jelly/ fluff, chix nuggets I always serve a veg with and mac and cheese I put peas in, soup
dinner- whatever I am making is for the whole family nothing special for someone granted I dont have a picky eater either


answers from Houston on

For breakfast my 2 year old gets a variety of these things, mini bagel, p, b and j, cereal, oatmeal, cottage cheese, yogurt, cheese stick---paired with all imaginable fruit.

every single day at lunch she gets half an avocado, lightly salted, paired with either corn, peas, beans, broccolli or carrots, hominy--these can be uncooked or cooked, it just depends(although i think im getting her into tomatos)

for dinner she has what we have, just a smaller portion, whether it be pizza, spaghetti, veggie dogs veggie burgers, tofu, grilled cheese and soup, etc... your typical american diet minus the meat or replaced with soy meat. then we usually have a salad with it, my baby wont eat salad yet, so i give her more fruit at this time.

for snacks we have on hand, zbars(cliff brand for kids) nutra grain bars, hummus and crackers, cheese and crackers, baked lays, veggie straw chips, sungrain chips, dehydrated fruit, raisins,pickles, pickled okra, etc...



answers from Los Angeles on

Tons of raw vegetables and fruit. Grilled chicken, hotdogs, subway sandwiches, smoothies, miso soup, rice balls, tofu, seaweed, spaghetti, edamame, oatmeal.

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