Do you have a picky eater in your family? Or maybe a kid who changes their mind every 5 seconds on what they want to eat? Yeah us too, believe it or not. The toddler years are NOT for the faint at heart. Am i right?
So I’m sharing with you my GO TO fool proof breakfast ideas that we use in our very own home. Each takes less than 5 minutes to throw together and every morning SHE gets to choose!
Avocado & Toast
Uh yeah- it’s just that easy. She gets 1/4 of an avocado spread on toast. How do I keep the rest of the avocado fresh? Leave the pit in, skin on, air tight container, and fridge for 1-2 days. A little browning never hurt any body.
This is the bread we use.
I know what you’re thinking:
“oatmeal = mess” but honestly, after many spoonfuls on the floor and clothes, she’s a pro oatmeal eater. Practice makes perfect even in the toddler world.
We get the quick oats, I fill it with water- pop it in the microwave for 2 minutes and the only stuff I put in it:
For real- no sugar, no sweeteners. Her favorite is Bananas, Strawberries or Blueberries. Easy.
Very similar to oatmeal- except this is more like Vegan’s version of cereal. Quinoa, with a splash of unsweetened almond milk, fresh fruit, tsp of ground flax seed and BOOM! Cereal bowl!
Want an easy recipe: Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue has some great ones
Fresh Fruit or Fresh Veggies
This one might be a little weird, but my kid LOVES some cherry tomatoes, raw peppers, cucumbers, and any kind of fruit- and sometimes she just doesn’t want avocado toast OR oatmeal- she literally wants some berries and a banana and that’s it. So I always offer her a fruit or a veggie option on these days.
Yes- you read that right- leftovers- aka anything that is in the fridge from previous meals. We stopped segregating meals are “breakfast” “lunch” and “dinner”. Food is food and meals are meals- if she wants to eat fruit for dinner- by all means- eat it. Being vegan also puts less restriction on what people deem as “appropriate” meals too. Because really- you can eat whatever you want! So in our house- leftovers count as a good choice.
What about you? What are some toddler approved meals in your home?