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How to Cook Healthy Recipes for Toddlers

Make these toddler-friendly recipes that are delicious and healthy.


  • Step 1: Make a BLT hamburger Make a BLT turkey burgers. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Mix 1 tablespoon mustard, 1/4 cup ketchup, and 1/4 cup light mayonnaise in a small bowl and set aside. Form 1 1/4 pounds of ground turkey into four 3/4-inch burgers. Wrap each burger with two slices of turkey bacon.
  • Step 2: Grill and serve Grill until cooked through, about 6 minutes on each side. During the last 2 minutes of cooking, toast the buns on the grill. Put the burger on the bun, drizzle with mustard sauce, and top with tomato, onion and lettuce.
  • TIP: Make mini burgers for a kid-sized meal.
  • Step 3: Make fruit salad with couscous Make fruit salad with couscous. Whisk 1 tablespoon vinegar, 2 teaspoons of finely-chopped shallots, 2 tablespoons orange juice, 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Fold in 1 cup blueberries and raspberries, 1 cup chopped nectarines, 2 tablespoons chopped almonds, and 2 cups whole-wheat couscous. Kids will love it for lunch or as a side dish.
  • Step 4: Make healthy chicken fingers Make healthy chicken fingers. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon baking powder in a shallow bowl. Beat an egg in another shallow bowl. Dredge 1 pound of chicken breast in flour, then in the egg, and back in the flour. Be sure to shake off excess flour.
  • Step 5: Bake for 15 minutes Place on a baking sheet and lightly spray with cooking spray. Bake for 15 minutes, turn them over, spray, and bake for five more minutes. Make dipping sauce by combining the 1/4 cup spicy brown mustard and 1/4 cup honey in a small bowl. Dip and enjoy.
  • FACT: A toddler should get between 1,000 and 1,400 calories a day, depending on size, activity level, and age.

You Will Need

  • Condiments
  • Ground turkey
  • Turkey bacon
  • Hamburger buns
  • Vegetables
  • Cider vinegar
  • Orange juice
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Fruits
  • Whole-wheat couscous
  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Egg
  • Chicken
  • rinsed and blotted dry
  • Mini burger buns (optional)

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