Feeding a baby that has transitioned from breast or bottle milk, had all the purees, and is now ready for something more, but not ready for the foods you eat yet, can be tough.
They are always hungry, but finding new ideas on foods to get them to explore tastes and textures can be really tough.
Here are 20 easy snacks suitable for a one-year-old – easy, simple food, that is good for them, when you are out of ideas!
Make mini versions of this really easy recipe!
This is a sneaky way to get vegetables into your child! Grate anything you like. I particularly like zucchini as you can’t taste it and it adds a really lovely soft texture to the muffins. You can make them in advance and freeze them for later!
Pikelets or small pancakes are a very easy snack for little fingers. You can start adding a few different toppings such as chopped bananana or kiwi-fruit for something a bit different. Best thing about pikelets is that you can make them in huge batches and freeze them in freezer proof bags for up to three months – so you can literally have pancakes in 30 seconds (defrosted in the microwave!).
Rice is just perfect for little people. And pumpkin is good for you – meld the two and what do you have? The perfect food for toddlers!!
The Pea and Corn in these fritters make them really visually pretty, of course, my children just ‘pick them out’ the little buggers – but still, if you can get little Johnny or Jackie to eat them – bonus!
Deliciously crunchy apple chips slowly oven baked for crisp! Just supervise your toddler with this one in case they choke if they aren’t used to crispy things! But there is nothing bad in these – so enjoy!
Unlike store-bought sausages and snacks, these croquettes are easy on the salt and on fat. Not only that, apple, chicken and cheese make these little things full of nutrients that your baby will need.
The best thing about Zucchini Slice? It isn’t just for toddlers, the whole family can enjoy it! Plus it makes for a great breakfast, snack, lunch or dinner – AND you can freeze it – now that is a versatile meal!
Little teeny tiny chicken rissoles with nothing bad in them? Yep, so easy. They can be served on their own, or as meatballs with a nice veggie sauce. So easy and yummy and good!
Macaroni and Cheese used to be my favourite food growing up, and I still really love it now, except for the carbs and all those boring things you have to worry about when your a grown up! Fortunately, when you are ONE, you don’t need to worry about such things. This is an all time kid-friendly meal all in one!
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