Recent Toddler Meals and Healthier Cinnamon Roll “Rainbows”

School’s out, which means a lot more meals at home for us. My son is at an age where playing is waaaay more fun and exciting than eating, so I’ve been rolling with the “quick and easy” theme for toddler meals in our house lately. Although, I’m pretty much always in the “quick and easy” mode.

I thought it would be fun to show you a few recent toddler meals that I happened to snap photos of! 

Breakfasts

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Leftover oatmeal muffin from the freezer (I can’t remember what recipe I used but I didn’t love them anyway), a peanut butter container I had from recent traveling, and blueberries. I planned to put the peanut butter on the muffin as “icing” but he decided to eat the peanut butter with his spoon. Whatever floats your boat, kid.

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2% cottage cheese, cashews, and apple slices. I try not to do cereal too often since he eats crackers and that kind of thing at snacks, but sometimes I’m too tired or rushed to make a real meal. This was one of those days!

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You may have seen this on my Instagram stories. I decided to try the 2-ingredient banana and egg pancakes I’ve seen people making lately. I’m typically VERY wary of these kinds of recipes that seem too good to be true. They definitely look more like pancakes than they actually taste. I thought they weren’t bad. Teddy wasn’t a huge fan, but he doesn’t like eggs so that might be why. They’re also kind of watery? I dunno. I probably won’t make them again.

 

Snacks

Depending on the size of breakfast, Teddy sometimes has a snack before lunch, sometimes he skips it. We always have a snack in the afternoon after nap. He LOVES all of Bitsy’s products. I buy them at Target. This day we had these sweet potato cinna-graham crackers with some grapes.

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I’m pretty sure I got these at Costco? They are soooo good. Everyone in my house loves these. A bag does not last long.

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I am addicted to homemade banana bread so I have been making it a lot lately! Teddy likes to eat his slice cut into strips.

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This was a fun snack we had one day! I had been craving cinnamon rolls, but I knew I wanted to lighten up the recipe a little bit. There was NO WAY I was going to make them from scratch, so I just modified the package instructions a bit. I bought the Immaculate Baking brand and halved the rolls before baking. I told Teddy they were rainbows! The icing was crazy sweet so I toned it down a little with some plain yogurt, and I just drizzled it on so we didn’t end up using all of it.

Healthier Cinnamon Bun Rainbows Recipe
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Healthier Cinnamon Roll "Rainbows"
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Servings: 10
Ingredients
  • 1 package Immaculate Baking Cinnamon Rolls
  • 1/4 cup plain lowfat yogurt
Instructions
  1. Remove cinnamon rolls from package. Slice each roll in half to make a rainbow shape. 

    Follow baking instructions on package. Mine baked a little faster, so check on them a few minutes early.

    While baking, mix icing with yogurt in a bowl. When done baking, drizzle the "rainbows" with icing.

    We enjoyed a few warm from the oven after nap, but the leftovers were amazing straight from the fridge!

 

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Healthier 2-Ingredient Cinnamon Roll Rainbows - Perfect for toddlers and kids!

 

Lunches/Dinners

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Lunches pretty much always look like this over here. This was half of a mascarpone and honey sandwich (we usually do PB & J but apparently I was feeling fancy) with honeydew (SO GOOD RIGHT NOW) and some veggies.

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This could’ve been lunch or dinner, I really can’t remember. I made a shrimp pesto tortellini dish (recipe coming soon!) and left a few plain for Teddy. He’s not a big pasta guy unless it’s mac and cheese, so he didn’t really eat these. The cup on top is hummus, I buy them at Costco. Boy looooves hummus. And he’s typically not a huge broccoli fan but when I make up stories about mini trees he’s more likely to eat the “tree.” Parenting is exhausting sometimes.

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Anyone else’s kids like to eat peas and corn while they’re still frozen?? I’m not complaining because it’s less work for me. We’ve got some peas, corn, watermelon, avocado, and chicken nuggets. I usually buy these whole-grain nuggets.

So there you have it! A peek into my toddler’s recent eats. Like most kids his age, he doesn’t like foods mixed together so I love using the little divided plates for him.

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What are the favorite toddler meals in your house?

Do you tend to serve the same things over and over or do you have a lot of variety?

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