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23 Healthy And Easy Recipes For Your Toddlers

23 Healthy And Easy Recipes For Your Toddlers
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There is nothing more important to us than being able to provide only the best for our children. When they’re young this can be as simple as providing them with healthy food options with the right nutrients and vitamins to facilitate growth and well being. Of course giving your baby a homemade meal is the best thing you can do for them, however many parents tend to hide from the task. It’s hard enough trying to figure out what to feed ourselves let alone what to feed our little ones and it can be so tempting to just grab something that is already prepared from the store.

Be rest assured that making your own baby food is much more easy than you think and requires little skills in the kitchen. Once you start you’ll be so happy as mealtimes will be much more well balanced, convenient and fulfilling for both you and your kids.

Ages 6 Months – 12 Months (Purée Galore)

1. Apple – Banana Puree

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    All you need is something to steam the apples in and a blender for this no-brainer recipe. Babies love the sweet combination of apples and bananas. An easy go to recipe for one of baby’s first foods.

    2. Roasted Yams, Apples and Corn

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      Finding different combos of ingredients is probably one of the trickiest parts of making your own baby food. This is another great recipe including apples along with yams and corn. Babies love yams!

      3. Chicken with Carrots & Apple Puree

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        Chicken is a great first meat to introduce to your baby. Puréed chicken is not a very appetizing site (can you say gray anyone?), but by combining it with other colorful ingredients, chicken can become a quick favorite for your little one. This recipe combines chicken with apples and carrots to give the recipe a sweet flavour with lots of texture.

        4. Oats, Avocado & Spinach

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          The reason why it’s so important to start our babies on solid foods by 6 months is because their iron stores begin to deplete. This recipe is a great source of iron as well as fibre, vitamins and protein. A green combination that Popeye himself would approve.

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          5. Vegetable Lasagna

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            Now that you’ve introduced simple combinations to your baby it’s time to start adding more complex flavors. Vegetable lasagna is an easy way to implement a variety of vegetables while giving a great flavor and texture punch. This recipe is guaranteed not to bore your baby.

            6. Cantaloupe Cream

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              This delicious puree will be a great treat for you little one, especially in the summer time when cantaloupe is at its seasonal best.

              Ages 9 Months and Up (Independent Eaters)

              7. Homemade Teething Biscuits

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                Teething can be a wonderful time (note of sarcasm). At this time your baby will be putting anything and everything into their little mouths in search of some type of relief. Teething biscuits are a great way to not only introduce finger foods but to also help alleviate the pain of emerging teeth. Why not try to make your own at home with this easy baking recipe that uses instant rice cereal along with healthy ingredients such as whole wheat flour and coconut oil.

                8. Cauliflower Nuggets

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                  You’ve heard of chicken nuggets, another favorite of toddlers, but how about cauliflower nuggets? Same idea, different values. This is a great way to make vegetables more appealing to your little ones.

                  9. Strawberry Yogurt Bites

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                    This recipe consists of a grand total of two ingredients! Also this healthy yummy treat can be enjoyed by not only your baby but you too.

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                    10. Mini Meatballs

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                      Meatballs are great because they are fun to eat and easy to hold for little fingers. As an added bonus kids don’t care what’s in them so its a perfect way to give them their much needed vegetables.

                      11. Pasta with Soft Cheese and Basil

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                        Pasta is a great way to transition your baby from purees towards textured foods. This recipe keeps it simple by combining pasta with just cheese and basil.

                        12. Banana Oatmeal Fingers

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                          These banana and oatmeal fingers make for a great snack or breakfast food for your little one that’s just figuring out how to eat on their own.

                          Ages 12 Months and Up (Almost There Meals)

                          13. Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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                            Yes this is not a toddler only recipe, but one that adults can enjoy as well. Sweet potatoes are one of the best first solid foods to introduce as puree first. Once your baby has some teeth, this recipe is a great next step to continue the love of sweet potatoes.

                            14. Apple and Cheese Quinoa Balls

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                              Quinoa is so hot right now. It’s such a complex grain and incredibly easy to eat not too mention very light compared to its counterpart, rice. This recipe provides a great finger food for your toddler as well as a nice little snack for the adults.

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                              15. Avocado and Blueberry Muffins

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                                Here’s an organic recipe that uses avocados and blueberries along with full fat yogurt (or Greek yogurt). This is a great snack or breakfast option for your toddler.

                                16. Easy Mac and Cheese Bites

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                                  This is a recipe for mac and cheese that starts from scratch, no box of KD required. You can go ahead and freeze any bites as well if they’re not devoured by your little ones first.

                                  17. Chicken Tenders with Greek Yogurt Ranch

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                                    When we think of kids’ meals the first thing that probably comes to mind are chicken fingers. Although they might not seem like the healthiest option this recipe may get you re thinking that. An easy, no fuss recipe for a healthy method of making chicken fingers that your children are sure to love just as much as the processed ones.

                                    18. Chickpea Patties

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                                      These chickpea patties can be made large or small for either your toddler to grab and munch on or for your to eat in a pita. Packed full of protein, these are also great for freezing.

                                      Ages 18 Months and Up (Big Kid Meals)

                                      19. Carrot, Mango, Raspberry Popsicles

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                                        What kid doesn’t like popsicles? Here’s a recipe for homemade popsicles as a healthy alternative to the sugary store bought ones.

                                        20. Fiesta Bowl

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                                          This is a meal that everyone in the family can enjoy. Just lay out the ingredients and everybody chooses what they want in their own bowls. It’s that simple.

                                          21. Power Packed Fruit and Veggie Muffins

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                                            These mini muffins are super fun to eat. You would never guess these little morsels are packed full of so many different fruits and veggies such as broccoli, zucchini, carrots, apples and bananas.

                                            22. Toddler Smoothie

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                                              This recipe is for a starter smoothie for your toddler. It contains the goodness of oats, strawberries, bananas and spinach. The color and texture may be off putting but the taste is definitely yummy.

                                              23. Broccoli Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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                                                A staple on all kids’ menus is grilled cheese. This recipe offers a more wholesome alternative to the usual greasy far by using extra virgin olive oil and whole wheat bread topped with broccoli and cheese.

                                                This collection of healthy and easy recipes for your toddlers should help you in the journey of raising your little ones and providing them with the best opportunities for growth and well-being. By all means, every child is different and you may find the recipes will be more appropriate for your child at different ages than stated. They are simply there as a guideline and are not the concrete framework.

                                                Featured photo credit: Rainbow/Frederique Voisin-Demery via flickr.com

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                                                Last Updated on July 12, 2021

                                                100 Incredible Life Hacks That Make Life So Much Easier

                                                100 Incredible Life Hacks That Make Life So Much Easier
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                                                Want to learn some quick and easy life hacks that are easy to do, low cost and saves you time?

                                                By tweaking little things in your daily life, it can make your life much more convenient!

                                                Here’re 100 of the most practical life hacks so you can just pick up any of them right away!

                                                83 tie a small piece of bright colored fabric

                                                  84 write random letter

                                                    85 use a rubberband

                                                      86 dorm smell bad

                                                        87 lean your phone on your sunglassess

                                                          89 how to waterproof your shoes

                                                            90 take a picture of the name card

                                                              91 iron inside out

                                                                92 old newspaper

                                                                  93 tumble try shoes

                                                                    keep a card like this

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                                                                        94 soap bar

                                                                          95 make a hole

                                                                            96 drop the battery

                                                                              97 use a coozie

                                                                                98 when taking a picture

                                                                                  use a clean dust pan

                                                                                    try a pants hanger

                                                                                      use your cellphone light

                                                                                        use a spring from an old pen

                                                                                          quick and easy iphone speaker

                                                                                            user binder clips

                                                                                              wrap a wet paper towel around your beverage

                                                                                                put pancake mix in a ketchup bottle

                                                                                                  clean out an old lotion bottle for your beach

                                                                                                    use a muffin tin to serve condiments at a bbq

                                                                                                      doritos are great for kindling

                                                                                                        use nail polish to identify different keys

                                                                                                          use a hanging shoe rack to store cleaning supplies

                                                                                                            freeze grapes to chill white wine without

                                                                                                              use paper clips to organize your cables

                                                                                                                almost finished your jar of nutella

                                                                                                                  sick of having a box full of tangled

                                                                                                                    unroll the rim to increase the capacity

                                                                                                                      cut open toilet paper rolls and use as a cuff

                                                                                                                        remove the stem from strawberries

                                                                                                                          turn an old bottle into a simple little cord holder

                                                                                                                            for iced coffee and iced cappuccino, use frozen coffee cubes

                                                                                                                              how to fold a fitted bed sheet

                                                                                                                                tired of snoozing past your alarm

                                                                                                                                  place a rubber band around an open paint can to wipe your brush on

                                                                                                                                    ut a wooden spoon across a boiling pot

                                                                                                                                      use bread clips to save flip-flops

                                                                                                                                        take pictures of friends holding items

                                                                                                                                          how i always know which headphone is the left one

                                                                                                                                            put a stocking over the end of a vacuum

                                                                                                                                              How to make sure you drink enough water

                                                                                                                                                user a can opener to open blister

                                                                                                                                                  good sandwich guide

                                                                                                                                                    turn your muffin pans upside down

                                                                                                                                                      50 pounds of groceries and living on the 5th floor

                                                                                                                                                        the right way to make a blt

                                                                                                                                                          add one teaspoon of baking soda

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                                                                                                                                                              hair straighteners equals to collar irons

                                                                                                                                                                stack your clothes vertically to see them all

                                                                                                                                                                  the right way to make cookies in the summer

                                                                                                                                                                    how to clean a blender

                                                                                                                                                                      the right way to eat a popsicle

                                                                                                                                                                        use bread clips to label and organize power cords

                                                                                                                                                                          to get the built up residue off of your shower head

                                                                                                                                                                            user a hair clip to orgainize long wires

                                                                                                                                                                              a frozen saturated sponge in a bag

                                                                                                                                                                                rub stuck zipper teeth with a graphite pencil

                                                                                                                                                                                  use a soda pop tab

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                                                                                                                                                                                      51 How to multiply large numbers in your head.

                                                                                                                                                                                        52 How to open a bottle if you dont have a corkscrew.

                                                                                                                                                                                          rub a walnut on damaged wooden furniture

                                                                                                                                                                                            kids fall out of bed

                                                                                                                                                                                              use toothpaste to clear up hazy car

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  59 keep pizza out while driving home

                                                                                                                                                                                                    60 put your straw through the tab to keep it from rising

                                                                                                                                                                                                      hold oreos with a fork so your fingers

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Never lose your remotes again

                                                                                                                                                                                                          hiding your emergency money

                                                                                                                                                                                                            use a bread tab to hold your spot on a roll

                                                                                                                                                                                                              if you are at a hotel and run out of chargers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                keep a square of cardboard in a ziplock bag

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  If you need to pee or smoke at a bar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    drill holes in the bottom of your garbage

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      use an accented letter as your passcode

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        use a squeeze ketchup bottle top with your shopvac

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          do something unusual when locking the door

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            when heating leftovers space out a circle in the middle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              dont burn yourself in those hard to reach candles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                put a small amount of water in a glass when you microwave your pizza

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  75 use a piece of paper to organize

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    use half a pool noodle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      pencil case to store cables

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        78 clothespin to hold nail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          79 make blts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            80 take a picture of your fridge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              81 fill plastic water bottles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                82 right ways to eat chips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  99 if your plug keeps failing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    100 put the banana on the wire

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      88 before you throw away a post it

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Source: Reddit LifeProTips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        There you go, 100 awesome life hacks that you can try right now to make your life a lot easier!

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