Feeding your kiddo got you fatigued? We hear you—trying to get little ones to consume nutritious foods can be frustrating at times, especially when you’ve got a persnickety eater on your hands.
Alas, no need to spiral. “Toddlers go through a natural picky phase, so if you have a hesitant eater, don’t worry.” That’s a direct quote from Michelle Davenport, PhD, RD—a dietitian, member of Ritual’s Scientific Advisory Board, and parent (to a 2-year-old and a 6-year-old!). “It’s all part of the process.”
Keep reading for Michelle’s go-to toddler recipes, plus helpful tips for navigating this new chapter.
Nutritious Toddler Food Recipes They’ll Love
→ Rainbow Crudités + Dips. A finger-food fan favorite (say that three times fast), crudités are the ultimate nutritious snack hack for kids and adults alike. Michelle’s favorite way to jazz them up? Fun, colorful produce (carrots, green beans, yellow and purple cauliflower, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes), and multiple dip options (hummus, plain yogurt with fresh dill, mashed avocado). This allows them to mix and match as they please.