After your toddlers grow a few teeth, you can give them a number of food items that could not be given earlier. Read on and get some fun and easy food ideas for infants.

Food Ideas For Toddlers

Till the time infants do not grow teeth, the range of food items that you can give to them is very limited. In fact, they mostly consume mother’s milk, along with a few liquids foods. However, as toddlers start growing, their teeth also start coming. After they get a few teeth in their mouth, you can move on to relatively more solid foods, as a part of their diet. Still, you cannot give your child everything that you are eating. This is because he/she still has to grow all the teeth and develop a strong digestive system. In the following lines, we have provided a few fun and easy food ideas for your infant.
Food Ideas for Toddlers
Cold Food Ideas 
  • Banana bread spread, with cream cheese
  • Dessert tofu, with fresh fruit
  • Grated or small cubes of cheese, with whole grain crackers
  • Milk or yogurt shakes, blended with fruit
  • Rice and raisin pudding, with whole milk
  • Sandwiches, made with egg, tuna, chicken salad, sliced cheese or tender meat
  • Small muffins and orange wedges
  • Whole grain crackers or rice cakes, thinly spread with cottage cheese or mashed avocado
  • Whole grain toast, spread with peanut butter, fruit puree, or non-hydrogenated margarine or butter
  • Whole grain, cold cereal with whole milk
  • Whole wheat pita and hummus
  • Yogurt, with crackers or roti
  • Yogurt, with fresh fruit pieces or applesauce 
Hot Food Ideas 
  • Baked beans and toast
  • Chicken, with vegetables
  • Congee or rice porridge, with small pieces of meat
  • Daal or lentils, and rice
  • Fish chowder, with bread sticks
  • Fish served in a bun
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Meatballs, with pasta
  • Mini omelet or scrambled eggs and toast
  • Oatmeal or cream of wheat, with whole milk
  • Pancakes or waffles, topped with applesauce
  • Rice or pasta and meat, with vegetables
  • Soft tortillas, filled with beans or ground meat
  • Soups made with milk, and a whole grain bun
  • Spaghetti, with tomato or meat sauce
  • Vegetable, split pea, or bean soup, with crackers 
Vegetable and Fruit Ideas 
  • Grapes or cherry tomatoes, cut length-wise into 4 pieces
  • Grated beets or grated raw carrots or cabbage
  • Pieces of soft fruit, with pits, seeds and tough skins removed, such as apples, banana, berries, kiwi, melon, peaches, pears or plums
  • Soft cooked vegetables, such as carrot, broccoli, cauliflower, beans or asparagus, with dip or hummus
  • Tomato or mixed vegetable juice

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