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Toddler meals ideas and Benjamins cutlery review.

Benjamins cutlery, toddler meals ideas, recipes for toddlers

Those milestones

It’s so amazing watching our kids develop and new skills. When they hit a new milestone we are proud and thrilled. But it’s not so easy to get them on the next stages. For example potty training. And I don’t need to say even a word. We all know how hard it is. So, let talk about feeding. Yeah, this one is also not so easy. Mess and dirt everywhere. Meals on the floor instead of in their mouths. Messy clothes, table, chair. We’ve been there. And our patients were tested. Eventually, we had things which helped us to survive that stage. Not only tones of wipes but also cutlery with ergonomic design. And easy, delicious meals which our son loves and don’t like to waste it and seeing it on the floor (yeah win! win!)

Easy Peasy recipes

1.Rice with tomatoes

Recipes for toddlers rice with tomatoes

Ingredients

  • 150g onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 400g (can) chopped tomatoes
  • 50g olive oil
  • 400g long grain rice
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1200g water

Preparations

Blend onion, garlic with tomatoes. Add olive oil and put everything in a pot. You need to steam it for about 5 minutes. Add rice, salt and water and cook it till rice until rice becomes soft enough to chew.

2.Tomato Soup

Meals ideas for toddlers.

Ingredients                                 

  • 120g carrot
  • 60g parsley root
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 50g butter
  • 400-500g chopped tomatoes
  • 100g onion
  • 400g water
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of black pepper

Preparations

You need to chop onion, carrot and parsley root. Put it in the pot with the chicken stock cube, butter, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Boil it for about 8 minutes. After that transfer, it to the blender and mix everything until you will get a smooth consistency. Add a water and boil it again in a pot for about 6 minutes.

3.Meatballs with carrots

Meals ideas for toddlers

Ingredients

  • 10 minced meat
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 carrot
  • 3 tablespoons of baby rice (rice gruel)
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of chopped parsley

Preparations

Shred a carrot and mix a meat with an egg. Pour a little bit of hot water to the baby rice add a carrot, parsley and meat with egg. You can add a small pinch of salt. Form it into meatballs. Boil a water with butter and put all your meatballs into boiled water. When they are cooked, put them onto a plate with rice/potatoes and green pees.

You know what’s best in that recipes? They are delicious meals for all family members not only for a toddler:) So You don’t need to prepare a separate dinner!

Now, couple words about Benjamins cutlery

Toddlers feeding and bejamins cutlery review

The Benjamins cutlery sets have been designed to assist young children aged 18 months and older based on what they can actually do – without expecting them to adapt to ‘normal’ cutlery which they cannot master at that age.

 

With their motor skills still developing at 18 months, using cutlery is not the easiest skill to master. Benjamins cutlery sets changes this with their innovative design. Consisting of a curved spoon and a pusher, the sets will encourage your children to independently learn to use a cutlery set without food ending up everywhere but in your toddlers’ mouth! Which is what we want. Right?! No food on the floor, no food in your kid’s nose, hair, etc. Every parent dream:)

Our thoughts

We love it. When our son is eating we can relax and don’t be afraid that he will make an epic food disaster. We forgot how hard it is when you need to sit with wipes and clean everything after every attempt of putting the food in your toddler’s mouths. Our boy didn’t have any difficulties while using Benjamins cutlery.

Toddler cutlery from Benjamins

What’s really awesome they have a cutlery designed for right-handed and left-handed kids. At least someone thought about it! I’m sure we will be using our set for a long time. I can recommend it to every parent who struggles to teach their kids how to eat properly without a mess.

I believe that now you want to know where you can buy Benjamins cutlery:)

Benjamins cutlery sets are available for right handed and left handed children from Amazon with an RRP of £17.99.

Let me know what do you think about our meals ideas and cutlery set from Benjamins:)

 

*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*

 

 

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17 Comments

  • Reply Melissa

    These are great ideas! I love watching my kids try new things!!

    25 July 2018 at 21:08
  • Reply Abrah Sprung

    Such great ideas for toddler meals! You make them look so yummy and appealing too, which is key!

    25 July 2018 at 21:51
  • Reply Amber Myers

    I love these toddler meal ideas! The cutlery is really precious as well. My kids would have loved them when they were tiny.

    26 July 2018 at 01:07
  • Reply Cassie

    These meals all sound perfect for toddlers. I’ll be sure to pass this along to my sister for my niece

    26 July 2018 at 01:21
  • Reply Tara Pittman

    These look so useful for my daughter. I will have to buy her these when the baby gets older.

    26 July 2018 at 04:54
  • Reply Sundeep Bhatia

    The way you explained this dish, seems very simple and doable. Going to try this very soon.

    26 July 2018 at 10:23
  • Reply princess quinn

    All these recipes look deliciously nutritious. I gotta try them all.

    26 July 2018 at 11:49
  • Reply Jessica May

    These recipes look so healthy and easy! I have two toddlers who would love this ingredient list. I’ll have to try a few in the near future. Thanks for sharing!

    26 July 2018 at 16:08
  • Reply Rebecca Pfanner

    These look super easy and healthy! My toddler has been all about noodles lately so i’ll be giving these a try.

    26 July 2018 at 18:22
  • Reply Brittany

    We are in desperate need of ideas for toddler meals. Our daughter is a great eater, she just needs variety! I love all these recipes and will have to try

    27 July 2018 at 00:55
  • Reply Natalie

    Rice is something I have really been enjoying lately. I will have to give your recipe with tomatoes a try!

    27 July 2018 at 03:13
  • Reply Sarah Scheinger

    Seriously, the BEST post for a mom who is really struggling with toddler meals.. like seriously I swear my toddler is the pickiet! Thank you for sharing these recipes!

    27 July 2018 at 03:34
  • Reply Nancy L

    This looks absolutely delicious and healthy for not only little ones, but adults too! I would love to try this and am going to give it a try!

    27 July 2018 at 04:54
  • Reply Dana Brillante-Peller

    This post brought back so many memories of feeding time for our boys. It’s funny how picky kids can be at a young age.

    27 July 2018 at 08:18
  • Reply Aashima

    Great recipes, thanks so much for sharing. I will definitely try out the tomato soup, sounds simple and healthy.

    27 July 2018 at 23:20
  • Reply Casey

    Nice. my kids love this and I consider I’m an expert on this recipe but I can see there are a few elements are different to mine. Will def. try it out over this weekend. Cheers.

    28 July 2018 at 08:38
  • Reply Wildish

    What an interesting product! I’ll have to consider these once my youngest starts eating.

    29 July 2018 at 08:57
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