How to get your toddler to eat healthy food.
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How to Serve Meals your Little One(s)will Actually Eat (Hint: include fun trays and plates)!

 

 

How to get your toddler to eat healthy food. These mats are a great way to get your toddler excited about healthy foods!
The BEST trays (and bowl) for your little ones.

 

Let’s Talk Trays…

Welcome to the amazing world of feeding your little one! Get ready for the smiles, laughs, and inevitable messes that will quickly become part of your daily lives. We have tried many, many feeding products over the years that all claim to be durable and safe. I take the recommendations from my mom-squad very seriously but also faithfully research everything before purchasing. I am not shy to email or phone companies when investigating children’s products. The safety of our children is so important and I am happy that you are here doing your own research before you buy (we should probably be friends -just say’n). So sit back and feel confident that my suggestions are coming from a home where we are trying to make smart choices that are the best for our family, and hopefully yours.

Include Colours in every meal

I think the saying, “we eat with our eyes” is so true and maybe even more so with our little ones! They are at an age where they are exploring their world around them and soaking everything in. This includes the food you are setting in front of them. Think about when you go out to a restaurant and the beautiful appetizer is placed before you – you cannot wait to dig in! Well, we want the same effect for our kids, especially when we want them to eat our healthier offerings. The EzPz mats come in a variety of colours, are PBA free and are always a hit in our home. An added bonus is the surface area around the bowl, great for catching those inevitable spill-overs.

Enjoy the Spill Protection

As an allergy mom I am always searching for ways to keep Sosi safe from cross contamination.  You know, when another kid eats a PB&J sandwich at the park before we get there and goobs PB all over the picnic table. I always wipe down where we eat but the added, “spill protection” allows a little bit of breathing room. I also really like the convenience of picking up the mat and tossing it in the dishwasher after an outing or an especially messy meal.

How to get your toddler to eat healthy food. These mats are a great way to get your toddler excited about healthy foods!
Get your toddler to eat healthier with these fun mats and bowls!

 

Options, options, options!

Providing variety to give your toddler the illusion of control during their meal is a tip I cannot stress enough. If you haven’t noticed, little ones like to take control of their life wherever and whenever they can! To combat the potential food-strike that can occur, we use trays that have space for a variety of choices. The Innobaby Din Din Smart Stainless Divided Platter with Sectional Lid  is so, so fun! If you are trying to get your toddler to eat healthy, a fun bus may be the way to go.

Offer Healthy Foods

I try to include at least one fruit and/or vegetable option at every meal. As you can see here, I went the easy way with the fruit option. This tray included dried organic cranberries since the veggies took up more of the prep time since they are julienned.  It is important that kids learn to enjoy foods that helps their body’s to grow and be healthy. In this case I included chickpeas as our main plant based protein source. We usually leave one section for a “dip” of some sort, in this case our Tasty Tzatziki sauce  sauce won the coveted spot.

How to get your toddler to eat healthy. Provide options, colours, and healthy food choices.
Provide variety to give your toddler the illusion of controlling their meal.

 

How to get your toddler to eat healthy. Do it yourself.
Smile, you have made it to dinner!

 

Let’s Recap our Favs!

The EzPz Happy Bowl  and theEzPz Happy Mat are PBA free, come in blue, lime, or pink, and have the ability to cling to surfaces (making it trickier for little ones to knock onto the floor). This is awesome while those fine motor skills are developing.  Holding a spoon, fork, or a piece of food is tricky enough without the bowl or plate sliding around all over the place.

The Innobaby Din Din Smart Stainless Divided Platter with Sectional Lid  is our favourite for picnics, litter-less lunches, and everyday meals. The 5 sections of stainless steel combined with the fun bus design make this a great addition to any kids collection.

Looking for Recommendations

Has anyone used wooden trays? I am looking to expand our mealtime selection but I’m weary because I have had issues with wooden cutting boards splitting and holding smells. Anyone have any positive experiences? Thanks so much!

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27 thoughts on “How to Serve Meals your Little One(s)will Actually Eat (Hint: include fun trays and plates)!”

  1. Well offering variety is certainly a mantra in our household, where more often than not I offered (much against my own will) desert to my toddler (like fruit for example) while he was still eating his dinner, to notice that he was actually mixing them (eating watermelon, then more pasta, then more watermelon) :)))))

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  2. I literally have one of the pickiest two year olds! And the fact that her teeth are coming in super slow, doesn’t help the cause lol. Your tips are phenomenal though and I definitely have to keep them in mind! Thank you!

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  3. I LOVE your plates! Kinda want the truck one for myself 😂 we offer lots of various thing to our wee one due to the control factors, also help me stay less stressed knowing there’s always something she will eat even if the rest gets thrown away xo

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  4. I have to after with just using fun plates !!! As soon as changed my 6year old back to a fun sectioned plate he started eating all his dinner again !!!!

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