Any day can be Toast Tuesday! (And yes, Toast Tuesday is a thing!) We want kids to eat what we eat, but sometimes the super creative toast topping ideas are a little too out there for more reluctant eaters. Here are some ways to mix up how you serve toast to your kids. Of course, these ideas may be too "out there" for your family, but give them a shot!
Are you trying to introduce your child to new foods? Make sure to start small. Make one tiny change in how you offer toast one day - perhaps you have your tot spread the peanut butter himself and ask him if he wants to add some fresh fruit. Lay off the pressure - just model and have fun! Don’t be discouraged if they pick off all the toppings and eat them - or not - first.
We love Dave's Killer Bread and Food for Life Ezekiel bread as great whole grain options! Watch for honey for infants and large seeds for kids under 4.
When it comes to raising adventurous eaters, it’s all about repetition, variety, and approaching mealtime with curiosity and fun (not pressure or anger). Huge change doesn’t happen overnight. Your kiddo will get there!
Need help with a reluctant eater? Our online Toddler Course is perfect for kids 10 months (who are self-feeding) through 5-6+!
If you want even more creative Toast Tuesday ideas, head to Milk & Honey Nutrition!
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!