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What Amelia Eats: Toddler Edition


Now that Amelia is a toddler she is much better with her food. Gone are the days of struggling to get her to eat what I want and messy pouches. She still has her days where she is super picky and will launch everything I give her on the floor and refuse to eat it but other than that she is generally enjoying her food. It got me thinking, does she eat healthy? I must say I think we do a pretty good job at giving her healthy food, of course she had the odd treat which consists of quavers, milky bar and some of our chips if we are eating out to keep her quiet. But on the whole she eats rather healthily.


I'd say the past two months have been the real change, that's when I began to notice a big difference in what she ate. Originally she started off on the typical finger foods such as toast, cucumber, strawberries, banana and she would usually have these throughout the day. However now she will eat pretty much what ever I give her. Some times the first time she tries something she can be a little unsure but if I persist she will try it.

Here's what Amelia generally eats on a day to day basis:

Breakfast
 - Toast and fruit of some sort. Usually this is strawberries or banana as they are her favourites but I do like to introduce new fruits such as kiwi, melon and pineapple.

- Waffles with banana or strawberries. We love waffles in our house and I recently started having them for breakfast. I cut them up small for Amelia and sometimes do them in the microwave to warm them up.

- Pancakes and fruit. I usually buy blueberry pancakes for a bit of flavour and pair it up with some other fruit and syrup.

- Cereal or porridge with fruit. Amelia loves rice crispies! Sometimes she will eat porridge but thats only very often. 

-Sometimes she will just have a yoghurt or a couple of frubes.


Lunchtime can vary, some days she will only eat snacky foods but on a good day she will eat Sandwiches, noodles, bagel with tuna and cucumber, cheese, cocktail sausages, strawberries, bread. If we are out and about I usually bring a container full of snack type foods along with a pouch just incase but she usually ends up eating most of our food.





Dinner

This is the tricky meal of the day. She will always want to eat what ever we are eating but usually only tries it and throws it on the floor. She loves spaghetti, casserole, stir fry, chicken fried rice, fish cakes, pasta, carbonara, pizza, potatoes and about it that she will eat for dinner. She will only eat a few mouthfuls and then end up throwing it on the floor unless it's noodles and she will eat them for ever if i'd let her. 


I've also had a lot of people asking me on either Instagram or on here where I got Amelia's highchair and cover from. The highchair is the Mothercare High T Highchair and the cover is the vintage floral design by Messy Me I love it! Its so easy to clean after meal times and keeps the high chair in excellent condition. 

Of course dinner time gets messy! 



What does your toddler eat? I am always on the look out for some new ideas and inspiration so if you have any suggestions do let me know! 

45 comments

  1. Seems to me , most small children particularly like food that is squidgy in their fingers and 'goes a long way!'

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  2. Rio loves cucumber too! He's not a fan of sandwiches yet but he loves anything to do with an egg..fried, scrambled..egg with dippy toast soldiers! ..those messy pictures are too cute!!

    WTTP - The little lady with a baby!

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  3. Wow, such a variety of food. My son Arthur likes anything with cheese!

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  4. My 2 year old will eat anything that she sees Daddy eating :-)

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  5. It is so hard to get young children to eat healthily!

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  6. haha aww them pictures of her at the end are adorable. The meals look so simple but healthy too! May have to keep these in mind when Millie starts eating meals! :)

    xx

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  7. That has given me some good ideas of things i cant try for my little boy.

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  8. Adorable kid :)
    http://goo.gl/9Vlpu

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  9. My sons love fruit but vegetables are another matter!

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  10. All my daughters have been good eaters, its good that yours will try a variety of foods :)

    claire matthews-curtis
    claire.bob23@hotmail.co.uk

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  11. Jane Middleton30 July 2013 at 15:39

    Great pictures - they always look so cute BEFORE they start to eat

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  12. My dd has just started weaning and I'm trying to introduce a wide range of variety in the hope that she doesn't become a fussy eater like me.

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  13. there are healthy foods for children

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  14. Rosie loves blueberries, bananas, oranges apples and salads, and her veggies and fish. She's not keen on red meat.
    We took her for her 2 and a half year check last week and they were appalled we don't give her extra vitamins - I argued you can over dose on vitamins, she's eats a good healthy diet - no sweets, just lots of fresh fruit and veg.

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  15. We find toast is always a winner - but I do find bits round the house days after!

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  16. I wish my 3 year old would eat as healthy. I make him chickpea burgers, luckily he likes those and I can sneak different vegetables in.

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  17. loves noodles/spaghetti....anything he decides are 'worms'!

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  18. anything squashy! pasta, spaghetti hoops, mash potato!!

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  19. All of the meals look so tasty.

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  20. Benjamin Barnes2 August 2013 at 12:12

    Darrrrr

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  21. I love that bib, it's a lovely print.

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  22. My son always wanted to have bits of what we were having, rather than the baby food.

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  23. My lot always loved the finger foods

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  24. Nina Motylinski-Davies2 August 2013 at 21:37

    My three year old loves hummus! It's got protein and fibre and she loves to dip things in it! Ps what a beautiful high chair!

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  25. ...........WHAT A LOVELY SELECTION

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  26. finger foods like fish fingers,banana,waffles at the moment

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  27. great pics. i would love my daughter to eat even half of this she is sooo fussy

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  28. Amelia seems to eat healthily, as has a good variety. Find I have to try to remember appetite varies, be considerate and patient. Find little ones love to eat with company, just as we adults do. That is when interest in shown in trying something new. Often keen on what others are having, and on copying. It is fun seeing children develop at this stage.

    Rachel Craig

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  29. Finger foods - fishfingers, carrot sticks, chicken strips coated in cornflkes

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  30. It looks like she is getting a really good varied diet, a few treats now and again will do no harm :)

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  31. finger foods are great for a toddler

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  32. My daughter loves the fish in sauce boiling bags and cous cous

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  33. Ohh that messy pic deffinutly brings back memories lol!!! x

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  34. porridge is surprisingly popular in our family

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