Toddlers

These are suggestions provided by Jan who managed her son Zachary's diet as a toddler/preschooler. She would choose one item below to feed him about every 2 hours. She also suggests putting the food in a small container to make it seem like more. Thanks Jan!

Fruits & Vegetables Crackers & Whole Grains Sweets
Celery Sticks
3-4 two inch pieces
Graham Crackers
1/4 of entire cracker
Diet Jello
1/4 cup with fruit pieces, i.e., very small orange pieces cut from two sections of orange
Baby Carrots
4-5 pieces
Saltines
1 broken into 2 pieces
Frozen Favored Ice
Icee 2-3 tablespoons in a plastic restaurant condiment container
Red and Green Pepper
4 slices
Pretzels
4 pieces- small airplane size
Ice Chips
1/2 cup, flavored with watered down juice poured over, instead of syrup
Strawberries
2 small, each cut in half
Cheerios or Whole Grain Cereal
Not sweetened, limit 8 pieces
Popcorn
1/2 cup popped or 6-8 pieces; no salt or butter
Melon
4 chunks
 

Cookie
1/4 regular size cookie; not jumbo

Oranges
2 sections cut into pieces
  Gummie Bears, Fish, Fruits, etc.
2 small pieces
Apple
3 slices cut into multiple pieces and put in a small container to look like more)
  Cewable Vitamin C.
Two 100mg tablets
Apple Sauce
1/8 to 1/4 cup
   
Frozen Blueberries
5 pieces
  Tip:
You can always stay hydrated with juice or water with added lemon and splenda for taste.
Dried Veggies
10 pieces
   
Dried Fruit pieces
3-4 one inch size pieces
   
Lettuce
4 leaves with spritz of vinaigrette dressing
   
Cherry Tomatoes
2-3
   
Prune
1 seedless per day
   
Raisins
5-8
   
Pickles
1 baby dill cut into pieces, or slices 6 slices
   
Olives
2-3
 


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