16 Toddler Approved Meals

April 8, 2013 by Jenny Melrose

Let’s be honest, toddlers can be the most finicky eaters on the planet.  Riley went through a stage where dinner just seemed like it was a fight.  Luckily, this stage only lasted a solid month.  In order to help everyone struggling with the toddler eating woes, I’ve put together 16 Toddler Approved Meals shared at Whimsy Wednesdays.



Panda Dessert: Kiddie Foodies

blueberry crumb

 Blueberry Crumb Muffins: Flavors by Four

toddler meals

 Toddler Lunches: My Life of Travels and Adventures


 Strawberry Banana Dutch Baby Pancake: Cheerios and Lattes


 Leggo My Eggoat Breakfast: Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons

cake pops

 Ladybug Birthday Party Snacks: Queen B Creative Me


 Angry Bird Cupcakes: A Typical English Home


 Homemade Cheesy Dinner Rolls: Will Cook for Smiles

s'more dip with fruit

 Nutella Smore Dip: Heather’s French Press

Fancy Pants Sugar Cookie f

 Fancy Pants Sugar Cookie: Smart School House


 Banana Bread Waffles {To Go}: I Heart Eating


 Bruschette French Bread Pizza: Cupcake-N-Bake

chicken nuggets

 Chicken Nuggets: The Crafty Blog Stalker


 Almond Soup: Kiddie Foodies


 Chicken and Eggo Waffle Kabobs: Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons

baseball mitt fruit salad bowl

 Baseball Mitt Fruit Salad Bowl: The NY Melrose Family




  • Kate

    Thanks for including my banana bread waffles! This is a great list!! I’m going to try some of these with my picky 3 year-old. =)

    • Jenny Melrose

      Your pictures are always so gorgeous Kate that I can’t even imagine resisting one of your menu items. Thanks for linking up to Whimsy Wednesdays.

  • Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog

    Great roundup! Pinning so I can try some of these for my little guys! I popped over from Project Inspire{d}! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

    • Jenny Melrose

      Thanks so much for stopping by Abby. They are so stinkin creative!

  • Rachel @ I Love My Disorganized Life

    Toddler approved? Honey, these are Rachel approved! I would totally eat them! YUM

    • Jenny Melrose

      You are too funny. I loved the panda dessert.

  • Angel

    I’m a new follower to the hop. I got you on G+, Pinterest, Twitter, FB, and Bloglovin
    Thanks for the awesome hop. Hope you will visit my blog and return the follows.

  • rdukes

    Great ideas … I love that panda! Thanks for sharing at Project Inspire{d}, Jenny!

  • Andrea

    What a great round up! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration to figure out what to feed my kids. Stopping by from Skip to My Lou 🙂


  • Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons

    Thanks so much for featuring our Leggo my Eggoat Breakfast!!

  • lisa

    Thanks for all the great ideas! I need to take a better look at these later and get some good recipes for my son.

  • jamie@[kreyv]

    Thanks for the ideas! I swear my 3yo eats the same three things over and over!

  • Ashley @ Simply Designing

    Yum! What a list of great ideas!

    • Jenny Melrose

      Thanks so much Ashley. I couldn’t resist the character ones. Too cute!

  • Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

    This is awesome! Reed is a very picky eater so this list will come in super handy! Thanks for sharing! Pinning!

    • Jenny Melrose

      Riley has her moments as well. You never know who you’re sitting down to dinner with. She actually earns an eating stick at the end of the night if she does well at dinner. It has definitely helped. It’s part of her chores jar that I shared last Spring.

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