Feeding new eaters and toddlers can feel like a lot of work. It feels like they’re hungry all day long!
And let’s not forget about the joy that is having a picky eater.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could just pull something you know they like out of the freezer that’s healthy and wholesome instead of processed?
I’ve got just the list for you my friends- 7 healthy foods ideal for babies, toddlers, and picky eaters that will allow you to do just that!
Are you surprised muffins are at the top of the list? Me either… muffins are perfect for batch baking and freezing.
They’re also a great way to sneak in lots of healthy stuff like fruits and veggies (this one also has oats) and are generally loved by kids. This recipe is my kids’ personal favorite.
Similar to a muffin, these delicious pizza bites are easy to freeze and easy to eat on the go. Plus they have cauliflower that your kids probably won’t even notice!
Kids notoriously love smoothies (and they’re always a great place to include some spinach), but have you ever thought of freezing them so you can always have some on hand.
Check out this super clever idea for portable smoothies- perfect for home or on the go.
Another breakfast staple that you may not have thought about freezing for easy grab and go- mini pancakes! Use our favorite recipe above or do a quick Pinterest search to find recipes that include sweet potatoes, oats, and more.
Toddlers and 1-year-olds especially love the presentation of this particular recipe (min pancakes on sticks) and you can always substitute yogurt for the whip cream- and don’t forget to up the nutrition value even more by layering in fruit throughout.
I love a toddler recipe that squeezes in not one, not two, but three power-packed ingredients and these yummy patties from Fox and Briar do just that.
Plus, adding sweet potatoes is one of my favorite way to get young kids to eat something with veggies because they’re, well, sweet!
Similar to sweet potatoes, carrots are also on the sweeter side and great for introducing vegetables to picky eaters.
Bonus: These mini meatballs from Baby Foodie also contain applesauce and spinach.
I started batching making and freezing my school-age kids’ peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch and it was a total game changer.
I had no idea they’d freeze so well! This twist uses cream cheese and fresh strawberries in case you and your toddler (or 1-year-old) are heading somewhere with nut restrictions- but you can always switch to the classic PB & J.
It also uses cookie cutters for extra fun AND includes bonus recipes for making strawberry applesauce and skewer heart strawberries.