Easy Meals for Toddlers


Easy Meals for Toddlers for Good or Picky Eaters

It doesn’t matter if you have a good eater or a picky eater – we are all on the same mission to find easy meals for toddlers!

Whether you are home with the kids or working all day, when meal times roll around you need something to put on the table that is quick, easy and hopefully enjoyed by all.

Bonus points if you can make extra and freeze to save for later meals.


We have a picky eater and after trying so many of the veggie hiding, more involved recipes and having them be rejected we decided to go back to the basics!

My 5 Go To Meals

Here are 5 easy meals for toddlers that are a frequent go-to in my house.

  1. Pancakes

Easy to make and if you make them on the weekend for breakfast double or triple your recipe and it can be used for lunches or dinners. I have even used pancakes in place of bread to make a sandwich with cream cheese and jam. To increase nutrition use whole wheat flour, and add some flax and blueberries.

  1. Mini Quiches

These are great and the yogurt adds a bit of sweetness and extra moistness to them. They freeze well so become a great ready to grab meal during the week. Serve with some veggies and fruit on the side.

6 eggs

¼ cup plain greek yogurt

3 tbs. milk

½ cup ham and veggies, diced

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

¼ tsp. salt

¼ tsp pepper

Preheat oven to 350 and grease a mini muffin tin.

Whisk eggs yogurt and milk together then add in remaining ingredients

Distribute the mixture evenly into the pan. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Allow to cool.

Recipe from: best Homemade kids lunches on the planet

  1. Bento Box

A really simple one is some whole grain crackers, cheese, meat or egg and some fruit and veggies.   You can add some yogurt to this as well. In my mind this is the perfect easy meal for a toddler that can work for lunch or dinner with whatever you have on hand and pulled together in a minute.

  1. Pasta salad

Cook some pasta, dice cherry tomatos and cheese and mix with some olive oil and salt and pepper. You could also add some chicken or fish on the side if you have. Serve with some carrot sticks and sliced peppers.

  1. Chicken & veggies

Plain and simple this is so easy as a meal for your toddler! Bake some plain chicken breasts in the oven (I always do extra as you can use it in salads for the adults and leftovers for kids the next day as well). Serve the chicken with potatoes and your children’s favourite veggies

There you have it – 5 ideas for easy meals for toddlers. As you can see they are mainly made with foods you will have on hand and require very little prep. My daughter has a very limited list of foods she will eat, but these 5 are usually enjoyed.


Allison Madigan, DHN

Written By: Allison Madigan, DHN

Allison Madigan is a holistic nutritionist. She has a strong belief in the power of food and proper nutrition to keep us in our best health and prevent disease. Allison’s goal is to empower people to make healthy and mindful decisions for themselves and their families to achieve optimal health. She has a keen interest in food sensitivities and allergies and helping families navigate this as she has gone through this with her own daughter.

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