It can be incredibly frustrating to get a toddler to eat, let alone be sure that they are getting an adequate amount of vitamins and minerals. Their little bodies are going through big changes that have a monumental effect on their appetite. Sometimes, my little one will ask for more, and sometimes he only takes 3 bites and he's done.
The key is preparing foods that he can enjoy, that have nutrients packed into every single bite.
One of the things I learned not to do is give him what I know he likes just because I know he will eat it. French fries may be tasty, but they are certainly not an everyday thing.
The following meals are colorful and healthy, and they have Nico running to the dinner table every night!
Salami and Swiss Cheese Sandwich with Mustard and Margarine, and Carrot Sticks and low fat Ranch dip
Kielbasa Sausage with Carbonara Elbow Macaroni, and Juicy Cucumbers
Homemade Fish Sticks, White Rice & Black Beans w/ Fresh Chopped Spinach, and Juicy Cucumbers
For a delicious and nutritious dessert, Apple Slices with Vanilla Yogurt!