Food and Nutrition

Healthy recipes for your toddler

Huda Shaikh
1 to 3 years

Created by Huda Shaikh
Updated on Mar 26, 2020

Healthy recipes for your toddler
Reviewed by Expert panel

Your toddler is growing day by day, and giving your child a balanced diet at this stage means incorporating foods from all food groups, helping them develop new tastes and becoming accustomed to eating healthy right away.

Do not worry if your child has not been eating according to the food chart you have chalked out as dealing with toddlers and their food habits can be challenging. Do not force your child to eat, or only stick to one particular food item in order to provide good nutrition. Basically change, reintroduce and give him/her a variety; I bet your toddler will be more than happy.

Here are a couple of recipes that I am sure your little one would enjoy.

Fruity Bread Bonanza

Ingredients:

  1. 4 whole-wheat bread slices
  2. 3 tbsp homemade tomato ketchup
  3. ¾th cup mixed fruits (you can add any fruits your child is fond of, or pineapple,apple,pear,orange,grapes,banana and pomegranate)
  4. Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  5. 2 tbsp fresh curd(preferably homemade; you can make this recipe without curd too)

Method:

1) In a bowl mix the curd and fruits well, set aside

2) Now place the 4 slices of bread on a table and remove the borders/crusts

3) Apply the homemade tomato ketchup on each slice, and place the fruit yogurt mixture on top

4) Sprinkle black pepper and salt on top, as desired

5) You can place some pomegranate seeds on top for it to look colourful and appealing to your little one

 

Paneer & Veggie Tikkis

Ingredients:

  1. 4 boiled and mashed potatoes
  2. ½ cup boiled green peas, roughly mashed
  3. 1/4th cup grated carrot
  4. 3 tbsp chopped capsicum
  5. 1/4th cup grated paneer
  6. Salt to taste
  7. 1/4th tsp black pepper
  8. Chopped mint leaves, 10-15
  9. Oil as required

Method:

  1. In a bowl mix together all the ingredients properly
  2. Now make round balls from that mixture, and flatten them to make coin size tikkis
  3. Make sure all the tikkis are of an even size
  4. Heat a pan with a little oil;you basically need to shallow fry the tikkis, not deep fry them
  5. Place the tikkis on the pan and heat till the colour turns brown on both sides
  6. Serve with homemade ketchup or mint coriander chutney

This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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| Apr 08, 2017

very useful tips thank you. .

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| Apr 08, 2017

very useful, easily to cook and healthy indeed.

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| Apr 08, 2017

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| Apr 08, 2017

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| Apr 08, 2017

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| Apr 08, 2017

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| Apr 08, 2017

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| Apr 08, 2017

good recepies

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| Apr 08, 2017

plz suggest me some more recipes. my child is fussy eater so... plz

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| Apr 08, 2017

Some mre recipes plz

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| Apr 10, 2017

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| Apr 10, 2017

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| Apr 23, 2017

plz share more recipe

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| Apr 24, 2017

plz share more recipes

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| Sep 10, 2017

akshat

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| Sep 16, 2017

plzz post some healthy recipes not fried

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| Oct 18, 2017

Plz send more recipe

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| Nov 23, 2017

Hi Barkha,If you see,the tikkis are not exactly fried there is very little oil that goes into it. Even if you bake it you will have to brush some oil over it. Also little oil is required by the body since we require some fats. You can make it the way you like,you need not use oil. Also a small child is not on a diet,the recipes have been devised keeping in mind the amount of oil a little one requires. All the more these are to be given occasionally not everyday :)

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| Nov 23, 2017

Hi Mommies,All those who have asked for more recipes,we shall be posting some more soon :)

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| Nov 24, 2017

I wanna some recipes for tiffen

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| Nov 25, 2017

my child is over weight so give me a food routine

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| Nov 30, 2017

NIC recipe

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| Dec 03, 2017

nice

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| Dec 07, 2017

good

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| Dec 17, 2017

i need some non sweet evening snack recipi for my 2year old one

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| Jan 02, 2018

nice recipe

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| Feb 02, 2018

thank you so much dear. I ll try these recipes this week

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| Feb 02, 2018

thank you so much dear. I ll try these recipes this week

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| Feb 02, 2018

thank you so much dear. I ll try these recipes this week

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| Feb 08, 2018

nice recepie

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| Mar 02, 2018

nice recipe. I will try

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| Mar 05, 2018

how to made tomato ketchul

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| Mar 05, 2018

Thanks for everything..

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| Mar 10, 2018

it's really nice

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| Mar 12, 2018

Nice

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| Mar 14, 2018

Tell me proper diet of 6years old baby

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| Mar 14, 2018

nice

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| Mar 14, 2018

my daughter is now 8 mth. when is her next vaccine. my son is no interested to food

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| Jul 09, 2018

thanks for this recipe.

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| Aug 07, 2018

pls suggest a diet chart for my 4 year old daughter. she is a vegetarian and takes eggs occassionally. when ever she takes milk she suffers from severe gastritis. may be she is lactose intolerant. About gluten sensitivity , I didn't watch her much. pls suggest

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| Apr 25, 2019

plz suggest diet chart for my 17 months baby boy . his very thin and have iron deficiency. but he is very active and hates eating

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