Well before the time children have their first birthday, they need to be eating a similar diet to the rest of the family. Introducing them to a “family diet” and not keeping their food completely separate to what the adults are eating helps to reduce the likelihood of toddlers becoming fussy eaters.

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    Busy Mum Sausage Rolls

    These Busy mum sausage rolls are a delicious snack the whole family can enjoy. Add different vegetable for some variation.

    Age: Duration: long

    snack, toddler, carbs

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    Cheesy Vegemite Scrolls

    Cheesy vegemite scrolls are great for the whole family. While cooking keep the toddlers entertained for hours with some of the dough!

    Age: toddler Duration: long

    snack, toddler, lunch box

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    Fruity Banana Porridge

    There’s nothing quite like a hearty bowl of warm porridge on a winters morning.
    Perfect for babies, toddlers and mum- just change the consistency to suit.

    Age: Duration: medium

    healthy eating, toddler, learning to Eat

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    Health Balls

    This is such a quick and easy snack. Great healthy option for the kids, try substituting Nutella for the peanut butter for some variation!

    Age: child Duration: short

    snack, healthy eating, toddler, lunch box

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    Lavish Bread Pizza Rolls

    Lavish bread pizza rolls are quick and easy and you can prepare them early and heat them up later. Great for a busy night’s tea! And also a fun way to get your toddler to help in the kitchen.

    Age: child Duration: short

    toddler, carbs

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    Traffic Light Sandwiches

    These traffic light sandwiches are a great delight for the kids not only healthy but great fun to make with the kids!

    Age: toddler Duration: short

    toddler, carbs, lunch box

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    Fruit Kebabs

    Fruit kebabs are colourful and healthy for the kids, they will love pulling off the fruit from the sticks! A good kitchen activity for you and the kids also.

    Age: toddler Duration: short

    snack, healthy eating, toddler

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    Snake Sandwiches

    Snake sandwiches will be the delight of your kids, a great way to get them helping out in the kitchen with a creative activity!

    Age: toddler Duration: short

    toddler, carbs, lunch box

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    Mini Egg Cakes

    A great snack for the kids and also adults! Easy to prepare with the kids in the kitchen add more vegetables for some variation.

    Age: toddler Duration: medium

    snack, toddler

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    Mini Muffins

    Mini muffins are fantastic served straight from the oven. But a great idea is keeping them in the freezer for snacks and lunch boxes for the kids!

    Age: toddler Duration: medium

    snack, toddler, lunch box

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    Mini Pizza

    This is a great recipe for getting the kids involved, also a delicious meal for the whole family!

    Age: toddler Duration: medium

    snack, toddler

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    Pear Choc Muffins

    These pear choc muffins are a mouthwatering treat for the kids! Let them help out in the kitchen for a fun afternoon activity.

    Age: child Duration: medium

    snack, toddler, lunch box

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    Potato Hedge Hog

    It’s the perfect snack, or even lunch or dinner. These potato hedgehogs will have them asking for more!

    Age: toddler Duration: long

    toddler, carbs

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    Rollups

    An easy snack to make that is colourful and healthy! Roll up different colour vegetables and add delicious sauces to add that little something extra!

    Age: child Duration: short

    snack, toddler, lunch box

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    Salmon Quichettes

    These are a great snack or light meal with some salad vegetables cut up. Cucumber sticks and cherry tomatoes are perfect for those little toddler hands.

    Age: toddler Duration: long

    fish, snack, toddler

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    Seed & Nuts Bites

    This snack is packed full of nutritional goodness! Substitute the nuts for pumpkin seeds to make it safer for the kids.

    Age: child Duration: medium

    snack, healthy eating, toddler, lunch box

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    Tuna Patties

    A great way to get more vegetables and fish into toddlers & also a good emergency meal to keep in the freezer for busy days!

    Age: toddler Duration: medium

    fish, healthy eating, toddler

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    Veggie Rolls

    Veggie rolls are great fun to make with the little ones, make them bite size for the kids and for more variation use left over veggies or meat with the addition of some yummy sauces!

    Age: child Duration: long

    vegetarian, toddler

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    Vegetable Pancakes

    As a mum to a bub who is loving to explore her new foods, I have found a great way to make sure she still self feeds and gets her veggie intake. We use buckwheat pancake mix for this; it’s a good starter for bubs before the introduction of wheat, and we use it as we are allergy prone.

    Age: toddler Duration: short

    vegetarian, toddler

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    Veggie Noodle Muffins

    This is a great way to hide those veggies in with a delicious tasting snack! Let them help out in the kitchen as a fun activity.

    Age: child Duration: long

    vegetarian, toddler, lunch box

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    Weet Bix Slice

    A yummy snack for kids and great fun to make with the little ones, just watch out they dont get stolen off the cooling rack!

    Age: child Duration: long

    toddler, carbs

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    Zucchini Slice

    This slice is great served warm and can be frozen in little slice pieces to take to kindy or on a picnic. Vary it by adding finely chopped ham or even a small tin of tuna.

    Age: child Duration: long

    vegetarian, healthy eating, toddler

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    4 Treasure Bread

    This is quick, delicious and easy to whip up for kids’ lunchtimes or snacks. A good way to get a few vegetables and dairy into toddlers. The kids can also be involved in mixing and rolling the dough so a fun kitchen activity. The “treasure” components are merely the vegetables or fillings that can be incorporated into the bread and any variety of vegetables or fillings can be used.

    Age: toddler Duration: long

    toddler, carbs, lunch box

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    Egg Roll and Salad

    Summer brings with it a new feast of fresh crispy salads. Here’s an inventive way to get your kids to tuck into their salad too! Fantastic finger food.

    Age: child Duration: medium

    toddler

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    Home Made Fish Fingers

    Great finger food for toddlers! Good way to get them eating fish, make home made chips and add a healthy salad for extra tastiness!

    Age: toddler Duration: medium

    fish, snack, toddler, learning to Eat

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    Little Zucchini Lamb Cakes

    A great way to get your kiddies to eat both meat and vegies, and they’re perfect for little fingers too!

    Age: toddler Duration: short

    healthy eating, toddler

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    Mama's Baked Chops

    What a hit with the kids and simple to prepare as well. Prepare well in advanced by chopping all the veggies with the kids help, that way you can relax before dinnertime hits!

    Age: toddler Duration: long

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    Nanna's Rissoles

    These are great as a quick snack or as part of a main meal. With the addition of the special ingredient of chutney, it really gives the rissole’s a lift.

    Age: toddler Duration: medium

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    Norwegian Meatballs

    This recipe is an excellent one for sneaking some grated carrot, shredded spinach or broccoli speckles into your kids food.

    Age: child Duration: medium

    toddler

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    Salmon Croquets

    These are delicious straight out of the pan, but are also great as a handy cold snack the next day. Freeze them to save as a quick meal!

    Age: Duration: medium

    fish, toddler

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    Toad In The Hole

    Great easy meal to prepare, let the kids help out in the kitchen for some great afternoon kitchen activity! Gourmet sausages certainly give a lift to this old favourite.

    Age: Duration: long

    toddler

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    Vegetable Gnocchi

    This is another great Winter food recipe, excellent for hiding veggies in your kids food. Cut them up smaller for younger kids or blend for the lil ones!

    Age: toddler Duration: long

    vegetarian, toddler, carbs

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    Vegetable Pasta

    Great healthy pasta for the kids, add cheese on top and bake for something extra special!

    Age: toddler Duration: medium

    vegetarian, toddler, carbs

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    Banana Muffin

    Simple banana muffin recipe that the kids will love, add a bit of butter right out of the oven for a delicious winter treat!

    Age: toddler Duration: medium

    snack, toddler, lunch box

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    Choc Chip Biscuits

    Everyone loves choc-chip biscuits. And if the kids dont gobble them all up, you could always give little bags of them as gifts.

    Age: toddler Duration: medium

    snack, toddler, lunch box

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    Fruit Icy Pole

    A yummy treat for the kids! Try blending other fruits in season like mangoes or watermelon.

    Age: toddler Duration: long

    snack, toddler, learning to Eat

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    Fruity Ice Blocks

    Your kids will love helping you make this one, they can even invent their own flavours! Add different fruits for variation.

    Age: Duration: long

    snack, toddler, learning to Eat

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    Fruity Rice Pudding

    A fantastic dessert for the whole family. From Dad right through to baby. Perfect for a winter’s evening and simple to prepare.

    Age: Duration: medium

    toddler

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    Gingerbread Skeletons

    Here’s a cute twist on the traditional gingerbread man. Great for themed parties, Halloween, or Friday the 13th.

    Age: toddler Duration: medium

    snack, toddler, lunch box

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    Health Squares

    These Health Squares were great for snacks while we were on the go with our toddlers. The chocolate topping was certainly a hit. Enjoy!

    Age: toddler Duration: long

    snack, healthy eating, toddler, lunch box