Food and toddlers – maybe you think it's an oxymoron, but the truth is, good food, family, and tiny tummies go well together! Enjoy this roundup of some of the best blogs on getting real food into a real live toddler 😉
I really love these delicious baby menus – and a peek into feeding tots in a different culture. Via French Foodie Baby
Pablo's menus from babyhood and beyond – follow through the blog or jump right to the helpful age & stage index. Also be sure to check out the posts on what a traditional French 4-course dinner looks like – and how you can make it happen for your family. Little ones are included!
So what, exactly, do French parents feed their babies? Leeks and pumpkin, endive and chard…& more!
This will open your eyes about what children can learn to eat – and learn to love! Via Karen Le Billon
Many readers have written in asking introducing new foods to their babies. Some of you have babies who are just starting solids, and are interested in trying the French approach. Good for you! Research shows that diversifying your baby’s tastebuds is one of the best way to ensure they’re a lover of healthy food when they grow up!
Baby Food Diary 11
A simple, sweet look at feeding baby. Via Baby Food Diaries
A new mom's experiment with making homemade baby food
How to Puree and Store Homemade Baby Food
Nice instructions for fresh homemade baby food – and how to get it set up in the freezer. Via Momtastic
Preparing homemade baby food puree is not only fun, it’s also very simple. You will be surprised to see that it really will take less time to puree baby food than you imagined.
Ice Lolly for Baby
Good idea and a lot of fun! Via Little Tums
We all enjoy an ice lolly on a hot day. It seems a shame that baby would miss out on such a treat, but when you have a baby you are constantly on the alert for sugar, salt and other hidden nasties.
Trinidadian Dhal Puri/ Indian Dal paratha
I was thrilled to find lots of ethnic foods for little ones to enjoy! Via Homemade Food for Toddlers
In Trinidad it is called “Dhal Puri” and is made during celebrations at home (for festivals or weddings). In Trinidad, like most of their flat bread, this “roti” (despite being called Puri) is made with plain/all purpose flour
Kid Friendly Japanese Food
So Japanese food (and especially sushi) is one of my favorites… gotta get the kids hooked early! Via Super Healthy Kids
We are covering foods from different countries over the next few weeks in honor of the Olympics! When Natalie and I decided to do this, of course I wanted Japan.
Baba’s Homemade Perogies
Good food in a tasty package – a nice little comfort food for you and your littles 🙂 Via Parkallen Home Kitchen
What a great time the family has been having lately, with all of the wedding festivities, and the return of summer like weather. My Baba stayed an extra day after the wedding to make a few batched of perogies with us. We were so lucky to be able to get her secret recipe, and boy, was it ever a treat! My sisters and I have been enjoying these perogies since we were little kids, and we never tire of them. They were always highly anticipated family meals, when prepared, and they still are today!
Indian potato cakes – Alfred Prasad
More delicious ethnic food! Via Cooking with Kids
Potato cakes are a regular feature in amongst potato recipes, but this Indian potato cake recipe from Alfred Prasad has an South Asian twist, formed as they are from an aloo channa base. These potato cakes can be enjoyed on their own, with a range of sides, or wedged between a burger bun with a dollop of mango chutney
Moroccan Couscous Made Kid-Friendly
It's incredible to think of the wide variety of foods around the world – and perhaps more incredible to think that you can enjoy most of those flavors with your tot! Via Foodlets
REMEMBER WHEN YOU USED TO EAT ETHNIC FOOD? If you haven’t had a zesty international flavor from somewhere other than Taco Bell since before the kids were born, this one’s for you. I actually love Moroccan food but wondered how all those unfamiliar spices and unexpected ingredients would go over with my three knee-highs. So we made a deconstructed dish…and enjoyed dinner. Here’s how we did it.
Shawarma Chicken and Chummus Pitas with French Fries
Pockets and pitas often make food fun :)Via Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller
If you can't find Shawarma seasoning make your own with 1 tablespoon each coriander, cumin, cardamom, chili powder, steak seasoning plus 1 teaspoon smoked paprika— for an easy finger food kid-friendly meal loaded with flavor.
7 Highly Effective Ways to Get Kids to Try Ethnic Foods
More tips of getting kids to love ethnic foods 🙂 Via Peri's Spice Ladle
Summer is here and along with barbecues and sandcastles, comes the school summer break, when most of our kids are home with their ‘I’m bored’ litany…offering us a wonderful opportunity to help their absorbent minds explore the new and unknown.
9 Ethnic Cuisine Ideas to Cook with Kids
Try testing out new ethnic foods regularly – we like to try different cuisines each month. It's fun to try things out, and we have plenty of delicious favorites in between new adventures 😉 Via Peri's Spice Ladle
The blogosphere has changed the way we all cook and look at food, by taking us right into the kitchens of some of the world’s most amazing home cooks; grandmas & grandpas, aunts and uncles, moms and dads, who feed their families native homemade meals on a daily basis.
Smitten Kitchen Baby
There are a lot of great recipes here! Via Smitten Kitchen
A couple months before the baby turned one, I freaked out: Wait, I’m expected to keep a small child alive on human food? I am unprepared! How is this done? Why don’t they cover this in parenting classes?
Georgia Peach Sorbet
And, well, I'm a Georgia girl too… so a peach sorbet just for the littles captured my heart <3 Via Nurturebaby
I'm a Georgia girl and this recipe was inspired by a trip to one of our local peach farms!