Make these toddler-friendly recipes that are delicious and healthy.
1 1/4 pounds of ground turkey
- Mix mustard, ketchup, and 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.
- 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.
Make mini burgers for a kid-sized meal.
Fruit Salad with Couscous
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 teaspoons of finely-chopped shallots
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup blueberries and raspberries
1 cup chopped nectarines
2 tablespoons chopped almonds
2 cups whole-wheat couscous
- Whisk vinegar, finely-chopped shallots, orange juice, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
- Fold in blueberries and raspberries, chopped nectarines, chopped almonds, and whole-wheat couscous.
Healthy Chicken Fingers
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon baking
1 pound of chicken breast
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mix flour, salt, pepper and 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.
- 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.
Tip: A toddler should get between 1,000 and 1,400 calories a day, depending on size, activity level, and age.