While I'm preparing her breakfast, Olivia loves to play in her pack and play and I frequently hear her "reading" to herself and pretending to call her cousin Brynn on the phone. I think it's so cute that she's becoming such a funny, sweet little lady and maybe it's a mom fail but she is clearly picking up on things I do.
Another breakfast she loves is french toast. She's a carb lover just like her momma and we both love french toast. I normally add a splash of vanilla, milk, and cinnamon to the egg mixture before soaking the bread. Another favorite of hers is yogurt dots. They are seriously the easiest thing ever to make. I use Brown Cow plain yogurt (or any other organic) and put about 2 tablespoons of yogurt into a plastic sandwich bag. Snip the corner and squeeze out little dots on a waxed paper lined cookie sheet and freeze for at least three hours. She is obsessed with them and it's a great way to incorporate yogurt into her breakfast without added sugar. I've used blueberry yogurt, pictured below, and she loves that too. I always give her fresh fruit as well.
She would eat scrambled eggs and cheese at every meal if I let her, so I try to change it up a couple times a week. This was super quick and she clearly enjoyed it - little jelly face! Cream cheese and jelly toast with fresh nectarines and plain yogurt dots...
I feel lunches are slightly harder to plan for, as sometimes we're out running errands, etc. If we're home, I tend to warm her up some leftovers such as chicken or pasta from dinner last night with some sort of vegetable. Since she's over a year old, she's allowed to have peanut butter.
Another lunch idea is avocado, green beans, and chicken meatballs. These little meatballs are so yummy I tend to share with her:) Super simple to make:
1 lb. of lean ground chicken
1 piece of whole wheat bread soaked in milk
Fresh, chopped spinach
Sprinkle of oatmeal
Sprinkle of dried oregano
Mix all ingredients together and form into bite-sized meatballs. Bake at 350 for about 20-30 mins, or until golden brown. They were so yummy and healthy! Also, perfect for freezing and popping a few in the microwave for a quick lunch or dinner.
I hope you found this post helpful to give you some ideas for your munchkins! Please feel free to share your favorite toddler meals!