March 8, 2015 | Posted in:Babies and Kids, Eating Well, Parenting, Toddler Friendly

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If you’re wondering what a toddler should eat in a day, or what a healthy toddler MIGHT eat, then you’ll enjoy this series that I’m starting.  It’s called “Today, my healthy toddler ate…” and is a list from a REAL day.


  1. Every child is different and this is NOT meant to be a nutrition plan or meal plan for YOUR child – just a sample of what MY healthy, active little boy eats.  In an attempt to choose good search terms, the title of this page is coming up as “What a toddler SHOULD eat” – which I hate!!  Realistically, there are too many factors – both nutritional and “real-life-ational” – to come up with a definitive SHOULD.  Again, this post is simply meant as an example that might help you broaden your horizons as a parent or child care provider.  
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What A Toddler Should Eat: Real Life Samples of What a Toddler Eats - from a Nutrition Coach

What a Toddler Should Eat – Real Life Samples of What a Toddler Eats

What A Toddler Should Eat: Today, My Healthy Toddler Ate:

Breakfast:  Homemade “Carrot Cake” Protein Waffles = 2 eggs, 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1.5 teaspoons coconut oil, 1 carrot, 2 tablespoons raisin
~ 3-5 oz of whole milk from Homestead creamery.

Snack:  ~15 Raw Almonds, 1 Carrot of Carrot Sticks, 1 Large Apple

Lunch:  ~3 oz of steak, 1/2 sliced red pepper, 2 small “cutie” clementines

Post-nap snack:  Roasted white potato “potato fries” (~ 1/4 potato)

Dinner:  ~3 oz of steak, 1/4 cup sliced cucumbers, 1/4 cup of spinach salad with balsamic dressing

Dessert:  Homemade chocolate-avocado pudding with homemade whipped cream = ~1/2 an avocado, 1/4 cup heavy cream, ~1 tablespoon of sugar, along with seasonings

Interested in seeing more samples of what a toddler shout eat?  Check out Day 2 and Day 3 by clicking on the links!




  1. Natasha
    March 12, 2015

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    I love chocolate avocado pudding! I have to say – we don’t have kids yet, but I was watching the snacks some friends were giving their toddlers a couple days ago and wondering what I would have given them, instead! I know little carb-filled snacks are so easy, but it got me wondering what I would prefer to feed my future kids. Visiting from the Blogging Collective!

    • laurensaglimbene
      March 12, 2015

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      Absolutely, Natasha! You nailed it – even for people who tend to eat healthy, it’s much easier to identify what NOT to feed your kids than what TO feed them. Thanks for stopping by… I love your blog name : )

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