You can keep your Cinderellas, Cars, and Toy Stories. My favorite animated Disney movie is actually Ratatouille.
I think it’s because when that movie came out, I was dealing with two of the pickiest food critics in the history of Paid Complainers: toddlers.
The idea that you could feed someone a dish with eggplant, zucchini, and red bell peppers and they would be reminded of how much they love their mother… that’s true power. I mean, I would expect that kind of feeling with mac & cheese or pizza…but a vegetable medley?
Could that be possible? To have my kids associate my love for them with something HEALTHY?
Dare we dream?
Yes. And here are 10 recipes I’m pretty sure even your grumpiest of food critics won’t refuse.
5 Sweet Toddler Recipes
Remy Would Recommend
5 Savory Toddler Recipes
Gusteau Thinks are Great
Your Toddler’s Signature Dish
You know one of the best feelings in the world? When you pick a healthy toddler recipe and your child actually responds like this:
I’m pretty sure your toddler would love any of the recipes above, but if you’re really wanting to roll the dice, why not let him help you make ratatouille itself? Perhaps after family movie night, when you’ve already established that a vegetable medley can be AMAZING.
Then, fast-forward 20 years, your child will take a bite of a warm pumpkin muffin…and instantly remember that special breakfast you used to make on Saturday mornings. Or the Watermelon Pizzas she would help you prepare on Sunday BBQs in the backyard.
Those are some sweet memories worth a few toddler recipe experiments!
Have You Read These Yet?
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- The Ultimate Challenge: How to Feed Your Family with Little Ones Underfoot
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Heather is the Chief Encouragement Officer here at MightyMoms.club and has been writing and encouraging parents online since 2007. She’s a Certified Gentle Sleep Coach, has been a featured parenting expert writer on blogs like DaveRamsey.com, SimpleKids.net, Cafe Mom, and others. If it’s 2am and you’re desperate to read SOMETHING, check out her deepest darkest secrets, including why she really shouldn’t be allowed to blog.