Toddler Meal Ideas for young toddlers. I’m sharing what my 19 month old has been eating this month and other toddler meal ideas.
It’s time for our 19 month update!
I’m sharing everything that my 19 month old has been eating and loving this month. However, these food ideas are great for any young toddler 1-2 years old.
If you are looking for more toddler meal ideas for babies or toddlers, check out more posts from my feeding series:
- Combing Purees and Baby-Led Weaning
- Baby’s First Solid Foods
- Self-Feeding ideas for 8-12 Month Olds
- Self-Feeding Foods for One Year Olds
- 20 Easy Meal Ideas for 1 Year Olds
- Easy Toddler Breakfast Ideas
- Easy Toddler Meals with Frozen Food
- Self-Feeding Ideas for 12-16 months
- Self-Feeding Daycare Lunch Ideas for One Year Olds
- Toddler Meal Ideas – 15 months
- Toddler Meal Ideas – 16 months
- 33 Toddler Dinner Ideas
- Toddler Meal Ideas – 17 Months
- 18 Month Toddler Meals
- Toddler Daycare Lunch Ideas
As shown in some of my photos I wanted to share my favorite toddler eating tools with you all!
For a full list of my favorite feeding essentials, check out my list here: 10 Toddler Feeding Essentials.
Munchkin Silverware Set – these have been a great go-to silverware set since my toddler was about 12 months old. They are so cheap and durable, we love them!
Silikong Suction Bowls – these have been a great bowl set since my toddler started purees as a baby!
Breakfast Toddler Meals
- Cinnamon Banana Oatmeal. It as been the month of oatmeal at our house! This version has 1/4 cup oatmeal, 2 tsp ground flax seeds, 1/2 banana, 1 Tbsp maple syrup, and cinnamon.
- Carrot Cake Oatmeal. Another one of my toddler’s favorites is carrot cake oatmeal. 1/4 cup oatmeal, 1 grated carrot, 2 tsp ground flax seeds, 1 Tbsp maple syrup. We also sometimes add some raisins!
- Blueberry Waffle. Side of thinly sliced and peeled apple and yogurt for dipping.
- Homemade chocolate chip pancake. Side of nectarines. This was a special Sunday breakfast! Who doesn’t love pancakes?!
- Avocado toast. Side of bananas. I like to cut toast and bananas into different shapes so that it gives some variety to a simple meal. For toast I sometimes do strips, little squares, or quartered into triangles. Bananas can be given whole (peeled or unpeeled), sliced into rounds, or cut in half length-wise.
- Chicken sausage. Side of waffle and blueberries. Chicken sausage is a great way to add some protein at breakfast, especially if you toddler isn’t too fond of eggs (like mine!)
- Chocolate Zucchini Muffin. Side of mandarin oranges. We tried this healthy muffin recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod and loved it! Very decadent but also full of veggies.
- Cereal with milk. Side of egg and turkey scramble. 19 months has been a great time to start with a classic – cereal with milk! We love Kashi Cinnamon Harvest Cereal and use pea protein milk instead of cow’s milk.
- Peanut Butter Toast. Side of a smoothie. We love to use Dave’s Killer Bread for toast and top with either peanut butter or jelly. I love to make smoothies with banana, yogurt, frozen mixed berries, and pea protein milk.
- Egg and Hashbrown Scramble with Spinach. This was a great way to get my toddler to eat eggs. He gobbled it down!
- Dr. Praeger’s Brocolli Littles. Side of almondmilk yogurt with blueberries. The Dr. Praeger’s kids line are some of my toddler’s favorite and they can be served for breakfast too, he doesn’t mind!
Lunch Toddler Meals
- Fish Sticks. Side of mixed veggies and avocado. Another slightly healthier version of a classic kid food. These fish sticks are the Kid Fresh brand with added veggies and my toddler loves them!
- Lunch Meat & Crackers. Side of mixed veggies and nectarine. We like natural turkey and whole wheat crackers.
- Baked Beans, Lunch Meat & Green Beans. We try to choose baked beans with a lower sugar content if possible.
- Macaroni and cheese with peas & avocado. Side of green beans. We love Annie’s Mac & Cheese. I’ve always been a fan of adding veggies to my toddler’s mac & cheese and recently have been adding avocado as well!
- Dr. Praeger’s Spinach Littles. Side of rice and beans and bananas. We love using left overs for lunch and rice and beans has been one of my toddler’s favorites recently.
- Veggie corn dog. Side of avocado and nectarine. What toddler doesn’t love corn dogs? I feel great serving my toddler the Morning StarFarms veggie corn dogs and we recently tried cutting them “long ways” to mix it up.
- PB & J. Side of turkey and kiwi. We like to mix up the jelly flavors and types of bread (Dave’s Killer Bread is our new favorite). You can also mix up the type of nut butter as well!
- Black beans and corn. Sides of turkey and bananas. We often have turkey as a main course for lunch but it also works great as a side!
Toddler Dinner Ideas
- Chicken Risotto with veggies. My toddler has been very into meals that come in bowls recently. This is a great way to expose him to both chicken and veggies.
- Spaghetti with Veggies and Meat Sauce. We took a classic and added more veggies! Believe it or not, this was one of the first times he had actual spaghetti and loved it.
- Paleo Chili (recipe from The Defined Dish). Sides of peas and avocado. When serving new recipes I always like to pair it with some of his favorite sides. He ended up loving this main course as well!
- Chicken Taco Bowl. Rice, pulled instantpot chicken, beans, and avocado. One of our favorite go-to dinners!
- Homemade chicken fingers. Side of sweet potato fries and ranch for dipping. We made these in the air frier!
- Turkey Chili with Avocado. Another one of our go-to meals! My toddler loves avocado so I always try to give it as one of his “safe foods”. This one is also a winner because it comes in a bowl.
- Meatloaf Meatballs (recipe from The Defined Dish). Sides of green beans and mashed potatoes. Classic comfort food made healthy. This was a huge hit with my toddler (and the whole family).
- Korean Beef with Rice and Cucumbers. This was our toddler’s first exposure to cucumbers and he loved them! I sliced them very thin and did heat them slightly. This was one meal I didn’t think he would like and he loved.
- Dr. Praeger’s Brocolli Littles. Side of mixed veggies and turkey. In our house we eat Dr. Praeger’s frozen line for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. My toddler loves them!
- Chicken Pot Pie Pasta (recipe from The Defined Dish). Another great meal in a bowl that my toddler loved. The comfort of chicken pot pie in a healthier pasta version. We have been working through the Defined Dish cookbook and right now there isn’t a meal we haven’t loved!
If you loved this post, check out my list of my toddler’s 50 favorite foods from 12-18 months!