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Foods to make your little human

Updated: Jan 5, 2023

✨Things you should know first:✨

  • Children are still growing and have small stomachs therefore, they should be eating around 6 small meals daily;

  • Give them plenty of time to eat and let them decide how much they want to eat-this is so they can develop hunger and satiety cues;

  • Offer lots of healthy fruits, vegetables, lean meat, bread, fish, cereals, pasta, rice, dairy and the occasional "treat" food 1-2 times a week (more on this in future posts);

  • Offer water during eating and milk/water with snacks;

  • Be equipped with healthy foods when you go out such as fruit, sandwiches, oat/ nut bars, etc.

✨Here are some easy, small meals to offer:✨

🥣 Low-sugar cereals with milk like weatbix

🥚Boiled egg and toast fingers

🥜Toast with PB or Vegemite

🍞Baked beans on toast


🍽Meat, mash and veggies

🐟Rice, veggies and fish

🥪Sandwiches with a protein and salad veggies

🌽Pasta, peas, corn and tuna

🍜Stir-fried meat and veggies with noodles

🍚Meat and veggie stew with rice

🧀Crackers with cheese, PB or Vegemite

🍝Tinned spaghetti

🥕Carrot and cucumber sticks

🐔Chicken, avocado and tomato salad

🫐Fruit bread

Always try to offer your munchkin whole foods whether it’s baked, boiled, fresh or steamed to ensure they maintain these healthy habits later in life!

Need some more tips about feeding and nutrition for your child? Visit this website below by Ellyn Satter, the dietitian that specialises in paediatrics and nutrition:


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