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    Default Inspire me! Food for my toddler!

    I am bored of what I give him, guessing he probably is too...

    We are all good for breakfast and dinner but for lunch, morning tea, afternoon tea he is more of a grazer....but grazes a lot! He's not a fan of sandwiches. He is 2&1/2 but is a big boy, looks closer to 4!

    I tend to just put bits and pieces on a plate for him.

    Below are things he currently eats and likes. Help me think of some new options. Please note that I also have a 13 week old and am very lazy so quick prep ideas are what I am after 😉


    Vita wheat with avocado or scrape of Vegemite
    Cherry tomatoes
    Grapes
    All fruit really
    Ants on logs (Celery sticks filled with ricotta and topped with currants)
    Dried fruit
    Pieces of cheese
    Slices of ham
    Pieces of avocado
    Beans
    Oven baked kale chips
    Oven baked pumpkin slices
    Pieces of carrot (cooked) he won't eat it raw
    Pita bread and dips
    Raisin bread
    Yoghurt
    Soup
    Cheese and herb mini muffins
    Roast veggies (pumpkin, carrot, sweet potato, eggplant, zucchini)

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    Anyone else think that is a great list already?

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    Wow that's an impressive list!

    I'm pretty crap with snacks & lunches, DD mostly has for snacks:
    Fruit
    Cheese
    Yoghurt
    Rice Crackers
    Raw carrot
    Dried fruit
    Baked treats (homemade or occasionally something from the bakery or something naughty)

    And for lunch:
    Wraps or sandwiches with avo, cream cheese and English spinach
    Leftovers
    Toasted cheese sandwiches
    Baked beans
    Scrambled eggs
    Or if we're out for lunch she has something off the menu

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    If we are at home I usually do quick lunches or this week I've had my nieces during school holidays :

    Pita pizzas - wholemeal pita bread with crushed tomatoes as a base, mozzarella and whatever I have on hand - usually basil, tomato, spinach, feta and olives

    Rice cakes with avocado or macadamia nut butters

    Toasted mountain bread wraps - cheese, spinach and turkey

    Falafel kebabs - pita bread, falafel, tzatiki , cheese, tabouli toasted

    Honey/soy or crumbed mini chicken drumettes

    Tomato tarts - puff pastry with cherry tomatoes/basil and parm cheese


    Snacks are usually air popped pop corn, yogurt, dips and crackers or veggie sticks , grazing plate of olives, cheese, boiled egg

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    Thanks guys. Yes it is quite a list, I am lucky that he's quite a diverse eater. Just feel like I'm always offering up the same selection...might try the pita pizzas! He just dissects a sandwich or wrap and eats out the contents which is why I just do little platter style plates. 😳

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    Any quick dinner ideas? I'm stuck and my little man is soooo fussy.

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    I popped in to have a look for some inspiration and it's nice to know that I'm not the only one who feels that my food ideas are not very exciting!

    One thing my DS loves and I only serve it up to him if we've had a day of him pretty much not eating anything is 2 min noodles cooked in stock (beef, chicken or veg). I'm not talking about the Maggi type with the sachet, I use Massel stock which is all made from vegetables and doesn't appear to have anything nasty (no numbers or strange words in the ingredients list!) Or even pasta in the stock is nice as well.

    I also make him pumpkin & ricotta lasagna which is super easy. I use fresh lasagna sheets, spread a layer of ricotta, can tomatoes and thinly sliced pumpkin. Keep layering and finish with a layer of ricotta over the lasagna sheet and top with grated cheese. I also add some salt and basil to the tomato sauce if I have any.

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