Recipes and meal planning

Preparing Food for Toddlers

When making food for your child, practice safe food handling and keep in mind that your child is still learning how to eat. Cut up finger foods that could be a choking hazard and avoid big globs of gooey foods like peanut butter and melted cheese.

Meal Planning for Toddlers

Use Canada’s Food Guide to decide what food to prepare for meals and snacks.

• Each meal should have at least 3 of the 4 food groups:

o vegetables and fruit
o meat and alternatives
o grain products
o milk and alternatives

• Snacks should each have at least 2 food groups.
• Prepare foods using as little added salt and sugar as possible.

Stuck for ideas?

Try these meal suggestions for toddlers.
Get help planning vegetarian and vegan meals.
See sample menus to help you plan your day.