Happy August everyone! Another month has come and gone, which means it’s time for a roundup of toddler meals over here! James is now 15 months old, and if you’re curious what he’s been eating lately, keep on scrolling.
I’m always trying to add more variety to James’s meals, especially since some of his old favorites, such as toast with nut butter are no longer quite as appealing. His latest at meal times has looked like ignoring everything on his plate and reaching out to our food saying “nom nom nom” continuously until we start handing him random food from our plates or the table. The grass is always greener, am I right?
I have zero idea what I’m doing when it comes to feeding a 15 month old, so my strategy is mostly intuition and trying to read James’s cues. I hope that these meal ideas offer inspiration for you and your little ones, and like I always say, I post the best of what we’ve got around here and there are a lot of “not so pretty” meals eaten as well.
Blueberry bagel, blueberries, and yogurt. I usually try to mix a flavored yogurt with some plain yogurt because the flavored ones are super sweet and the plain is super bland, so a mix tastes perfect!
Must be blueberry season! We’ve got a blueberry almond flour pancake (slightly burned), cheerios, and yogurt.
Oh my gosh more blueberries! Along with a buttermilk waffle topped with PB and a banana chocolate chip muffin.
4th of July patriotic breakfast! But really nothing fancy. Mixed berries, bananas, cereal and PB toast.
Pancakes topped with sunflower butter, banana slices, and fresh picked raspberries from a friend.
Pancakes topped with PB, bananas and blueberries (!!), along with some life cereal and milk.
Ok we’re obsessed, blueberries, yogurt and french toast sticks.
Veggie egg scramble, plain donut, and yogurt.
Peanut butter and jelly, mozzarella cheese stick, and watermelon.
Tuna salad sandwich, cheese crackers, and blueberry applesauce.
A hummus plate! Naan, hummus, cheese stick, peppers, cucumber, peaches, and cherries. He ate chick-fil-a french fries for dinner that night…#balance.
Roasted vegetable pesto couscous, applesauce and shredded cheese.
Pizza squares, peanut butter crackers, peppers and cucumbers.
Sunflower butter and jelly toast, peppers, cherry tomatoes, and cherries.
Peanut butter on sourdough toast, chickpeas, celery, and cherry tomatoes.
Leftover chicken parmesan, naan, veggies with hummus, and cherries.
Cheese quesadillas, black bean and corn salad, and watermelon.
Chicken parmesan, watermelon, and tossed salad.
We had salads for dinner, James had everything but the lettuce. Roasted corn, cherry tomatoes, figs, chicken, avocado, goat cheese and a croissant.
Pasta with marinara sauce, toast and butter, cherries, and celery…at the beach!
Vegan egg roll in a bowl with ramen, blueberries and a granola bar.
Buttered couscous, salmon, roasted broccoli, and watermelon.
Peanut butter and jelly, peppers, cucumbers, hummus, and blackberries.
And for DESSERT?!
Ice cream of course 🙂
Question of the Day: What do meals look like for you and your family?
We’re in a stage of life where meals are often hectic, messy, loud, and all around unpredictable. Not the most ideal circumstances for someone who looks forward to each and every meal of the day, but I value eating as a family and if it requires a lot of noise and food thrown everywhere, I’ll roll with it. Or try to at least 😉
Happy eating everyone!