When serving veggies and fruits to babies, toddlers and young eaters - think color!
We recently featured various veggies and fruits of all the colors of the rainbow in honor of St. Patrick's Day on our Instagram account. Our followers asked us to compile the charts into one printable document....so here it is!
A few things to keep in mind:
Scroll through to see the chart, and click the link below to download the PDF file.
Y'all know how much we adore Trader Joe's Bruschetta Sauce - you can literally pour it over everything! It's blends small-chopped tomatoes with olive oil, garlic, basil and other spices for a perfect sauce, dressing or dip. Sometimes I just eat it with a spoon! See below for our favorite ways to use it. What are yours?
You know those nights when you need something fast, filling and tasty? Bonus points if it's high in protein, omega-3s, calcium and veggies, right! BOOM! Enter our super simple Salmon Noodle Casserole. We're all about balance here at Feeding Littles, and we know that sometimes moms just need easy recipes that their kids (and husbands) are excited to try. This is a spin on an old classic that many of us grew up eating, but it's gluten-free for those who need it and is a great way to incorporate more fatty fish into your diet. You can prep it all the night before and keep it covered in the fridge before baking the next day as well. Once it's cooked, keep leftovers in the fridge for 3-4 days or freeze individual servings for fast meal prep. As you can see, I often use the leftovers in my preschooler's lunch since it makes a really big batch.
I prefer Pacific brand cream of mushroom soup over your typical canned brand because it has ingredients you can pronounce and the box is BPA-free. Feel free to sub out other types of pasta, veggies, or even fish.
Megan and Judy, co-owners of Feeding Littles, bring you helpful info on food, nutrition, picky eating, and feeding young children. Megan McNamee MPH, RDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Judy Delaware, OTR/L is an Occupational Therapist specializing in feeding therapy with children 3 and under in Boulder, Colorado. Megan and Judy are both moms of two and love helping families develop a healthy appetite for all foods!