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Healthy toddler recipes

The eye eats with – small children can be very choosy. Straightforward and creative recipes for toddlers are sometimes helpful, especially if they are rather eccentric eaters.

The recipes for the whole family, which saves time and the food can be a pleasure.

Healthy recipes for toddlers

Many children know exactly what they want to eat and what not. The preferences of the child do not always correspond to the ideas of the parents. Also, it is little children interested in whether the food is healthy. Maybe it should be colorful; others prefer it especially sweet.

On the other hand, a balanced nutrient supply of the growing body is important. Small children need vitamins and minerals, the protein supply must also be assured.

Unsaturated fats require the growing body to produce hormones and supply the nerves.

Although sugar provides energy quickly, more high-quality carbohydrates are more sensible. Children need dairy products, meat and fish with well-used fats, vegetables and cereal products for a balanced diet.

What to do if the little ones do not like all the healthy things? There is a demand for imagination. With the right recipes for toddlers, even bad eaters can come to the taste.

Serve with child care

No matter what is on the table, some children want to be enthusiastic. Present a dish, for example, in the form of a face: from the sausage, the mouth, tomato slices become eyes, grated carrots form the hair.

Unloved carrots can be served raw or cooked in the form of French fries, instead of mayonnaise, yogurts are added, or a fish can swim between colorful vegetable islands.

Recipes: fish between vegetables

Fry the sauté filet tenderly and place it in the middle of the plate. There are vegetables such as carrots, peppers or kohlrabi, and spinach can also be served. The vegetables are grated or cooked and then crushed. With some yogurt and slightly flavored, it becomes more palatable.

Around the fish, you place small vegetables in different colors. It is funny when plants grow on it; you can garnish the islands with cress or parsley.

Now the food is fun for the whole family: what island is the fish first looking for? For particularly small children, you can crush the saithe in a mouth-watering manner, then many fish are swimming on the plate and would like to quickly bring the colorful islands into the mouth of the child.

Potato butter or milk rice?

The tastes are different, both are prepared quickly and can be served child-friendly.

Grate raw, hard-boiled potatoes and squeeze the graters in a kitchen cloth. Season with some salt and mix an egg, if necessary also some flour. In a pan, fry the grasps to golden brown potato butter. On the plate, then turn the potatoes into a funny face with some applesauce.

A three-year-old child can help you with the “painting” of the faces; the food will surely double the fun.

Another quick variant is milk rice. You need round grain rice, milk and a pinch of salt. With vanilla, you can refine the whole thing. The milk rice is boiled briefly, after which it should still swell for a few minutes at low heat. If necessary, taste it with some sugar to sweeten the meal.

Each serving is served in a small bowl. Again, a funny face can be conjured up, sugar and cinnamon or compote.

Tasty: ham maces

They need carrots and potatoes, thin slices of low-fat ham, milk, some butter and, depending on taste, Parmesan cheese. Salt and nutmeg are suitable for seasoning.

Carrots and potatoes are peeled, the potatoes also quartered, and boiled in salt water. The potatoes are then topped with milk, butter, and a little nutmeg to mash. The cooked carrots are each wrapped with a slice of thin ham and are put into the oven at about 180 ° C for 10 to 15 minutes.

All the ingredients are now dressed like a face on the plate: a carrot is the nose, mouth, and eyes are each made from mashed potatoes. With grated Parmesan, the nose gets a few summer shoots. Carrots can also be added from raw grated carrots. What would your child want to eat first?

Also, this dish is prepared quickly and tastes to the whole family.

You see, with a little creativity, a delicious and nutritious warm dish can be quickly conjured up for small children. Get ideas for how to make unloved things palatable. A piece of fish, e.g., can become a UFO or the fish visited colorful vegetable islands.

A lot can be served in the form of a laughing face. During the meal, you can invent stories about the food that will encourage your child to eat. 


  • Children need a balanced diet
  • Some creativity can override bad eaters
  • Serve the meals child-care
  • form faces or figures with any food
  • think about stories that will encourage your child to eat

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