Baby Food Recipes 12-18 Months
A Healthy, Wholesome Lifestyle: 12-18 Months
Your new toddler has come a long way! If you have followed the NurtureBaby techniques, he likely has an appetite for nutritious, wholesome foods and is on his way to enjoying the same healthy meals as the family.
Though she can begin to eat the same foods as the rest of the family, it’s important to have a reserve of healthy, kid-friendly recipes. You don’t have to fall victim to the proverbial frozen chicken finger or boxed macaroni and cheese! These foods can be consumed by the whole family, or frozen in portions to serve to your toddler, if perhaps, you have a hankering for that ultra spicy Chinese take-out.
Make nutrition fun! NurtureBaby categorizes food by color, not just for the parent’s sake, but for your toddler’s nutritional development. NurtureBaby suggests that you print, laminate and hang the Nutritional Checklist on your refrigerator. When your toddler eats a food of a certain color, have him check off the box with a dry erase marker in the appropriate category. For example, if he eats a sweet potato, he can check off the orange box in the vegetable category. This daily exercise encourages healthy eating while ensuring optimal nutrition.
Most importantly, family meals are an important part of your toddler’s physical, mental and emotional development. Spend your precious time enjoying family during meals – not working as a short order cook for your picky toddler!