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Today's toddler lunch: fresh cut avocado, diced spinach/cheese bars, butternut squash ravioli (thank you #traderjoes), and fresh raspberries. #toddlermeals #toddlerfood

Toddler lunch 4.17.14: Thyme and maple syrup oven roasted carrots, homemade Italian meatballs, tortellini & pesto, reconstituted dried apricots. (12mo+) #toddlerfood #toddlermeals

Toddler food: my version of mac n cheese (small shells with melted organic butte and organic shredded cheese), leftover broccoli bake, avocado, and pear sauce (#traderjoes) #toddlerfood #toddlermeals

Spinach bars I adapted my aunt's recipe for my toddlers and they love them! They are easy and freeze well, which is great for stocking healthy toddler treats. I use organic ingredients whenever possible. 2 boxes frozen spinach, defrosted and squeezed (i use #traderjoes 16oz organic frozen spinach bags and eyeball a total of 20 oz) 1 cup whole wheat flour 4 Tbls melted unsalted butter 1 Tbls minced onion 1 8oz bar cheddar cheese- shredded 1 cup whole milk 3 eggs 1 tsp baking powder Mix all…

Quick fix toddler snack: strawberry cereal bar & organic smoothie (strawberries, banana, spinach, plain yogurt, & coconut water). Doesn't look pretty, but it's tasty and healthy. #toddlerfood

Toddler finger food lunch (10+months): spinach/cheese bars, organic whole wheat toast with hummus, chicken/spinach/cheese meatballs, fress mozzarella, brown rice pudding. I made the spinach bars & meatballs ahead and froze in portions for easy meals. One twin prefers the bars while the other likes the meatballs, thats why there's a lot of spinach on the menu :)

Toddler fried rice: shredded carrot, finely diced onion and red pepper, crushed garlic, finely grated ginger, all sautéed in grapeseed oil, add cooked brown/wild rice mix and scramble in an egg for protein. Yum. I use organic when possible and always hormone free eggs.

Pear puree (4+months) I found the trick to thick puree is to steam the pears, then store overnight in fridge. Pour out the pear juice that has drained overnight before pureeing. (I reserved the natural pear juice to sweeten camomile tea for when my littles were sick!)