Thursday, August 8, 2013

Toddler Meals: Dinners

Winner winner chicken dinner! We follow a "baby eats what we eat" rule in our house. There are a few exceptions but recently I noticed that Landon really enjoys eating. I think it has a lot to do with him weaning off of breast milk. 

Overall, introducing food to him has been easy. There are hits & misses, but if he's not interested, I will reintroduce in every few days, he will usually give in and eat it anyways. 

With summer here, we do a lot of grilling! We grill almost every night! Here are sons of our meals this week: 

Option 1:

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cool time: 15-25 minutes 

Grilled halibut (salt, pepper & lemon)
Grilled sweet potato (cinnamon & 2 tbsp water)
Wrap both separately in foil
cook sweet potatoes for 15 minutes on top rack first
Add fish & potato on bottom rack
grill 10 minutes, serve.

Brown rice trio: brown rice, quinoa, lentils & sweet potato

Cook all in rice cooker together... I make enough to last a few days!

Here is Landon tasting his option 1.. Yes, he ate it all.. 

Option 2:

Prep time: 15minutes
Cool time: 25-30 minutes 

Grilled boneless short ribs.. 
In a large ziplock bag.. Fill bag with favorite seasoning, add 2oz pineapple juice 3 cloves of garlic.. Throw on the BBQ rack on low for 25 minutes... Delicious! 

Grilled sweet potatoes with cinnamon 
1 banana

Enjoying his option 2! He's very easy to feed! 

Option 3:

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cool time: 15-25 minutes 

Spaghetti & meatballs
-rice pasta (cook according to package)
-tomato sauce mixed with 2os broccoli puree
- 1tbsp diced tomatoes
-veggie mix: (frozen) peas, carrots, corn, green beans 
-beans: black eye peas
-meatballs (ground turkey meat)

1 kiwi
Pitted cherries & cut in 1/4


  1. YUM!!! Thank you so much for posting these meals :) My little girl is just started to eat real food and these meals are very inspiring!

    I'm a new follower and love your blog :)


    1. Thank you Lizzie!! Can't wait to Check out your blog! XoXo