Well before the time children have their first birthday, they need to be eating a similar diet to the rest of the family. Introducing them to a “family diet” and not keeping their food completely separate to what the adults are eating helps to reduce the likelihood of toddlers becoming fussy eaters.

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    Mini Apple Sponges

    These mini sponges are a delight for children and adults of all ages. They have the appeal of cakes, but are packed with fruit!

    Age: Duration: medium

    snack, toddler, lunch box

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    Sneakys sweet potato, berry, chocolate muffins

    Beautiful little muffins that the kids will love because they are chocolate yet they pack a real punch! Add a mixture of different berries for extra nutrition and flavour.

    Age: toddler Duration: medium

    snack, toddler, lunch box

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    Banana Pear Muffins

    This lovely healthier suger-free version of banana and pear muffin recipe is a delight for the whole family!

    Age: toddler Duration: medium

    snack, toddler, lunch box

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    Apricot Muesli Bar

    Here’s a cost effective, nut free, version of the essential lunchbox snack. These muesli bars can last up to 4-5 days in an air tight container and they are fantastic to freeze, simple wrap them individually so you can defrost them when you need them.

    Age: toddler Duration: long

    snack, toddler, lunch box

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    Fruity Oats

    It’s great to have another variation for the kids breakfast, especially one that has some “added” benefits.

    Age: Duration: medium

    healthy eating, toddler

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    Pumpkin, sweet potato, carrot and cheese pasta mix

    This dish is packed full of delicious veggies that are great for your little one. Added cheese will melt into the hot veggies and add a nice touch of flavor to the meal.

    Age: toddler Duration: medium

    vegetarian, toddler, carbs, learning to Eat

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    Parsley Rolls

    It’s not often you see a recipe suitable for kids that also makes the parent’s mouths water. This recipe certainly caught our attention!

    Age: child Duration: medium

    toddler, carbs

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    Sweet Kumera Balls

    A fun delicious treat for the kids, change the sprinkles on the out side of the balls to other things such as 100s and 1000s to create a nice sweet treat!

    Age: Duration: short

    snack, toddler, lunch box

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    Veggie Slice

    An easy recipe to make, with an easy to eat outcome that the kids are sure to relish!

    Age: toddler Duration: short

    vegetarian, toddler

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    Toddler's Chicken Rice

    This meal is healthy, quick and incredibly delicious! A great and colourful way to get your fussy toddler to eat their vegetables.

    Age: toddler Duration: medium

    vegetarian, toddler, carbs

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    Flower Biscuits

    The kids would love to be involved in making these yummy treats. Flower Bisuits make great as presents too!

    Age: Duration: medium

    snack, toddler, lunch box

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    Cheese and Potato Cutlet

    A fun and delicious way for the kids to enjoy potatoes.

    Age: toddler Duration: medium

    vegetarian, toddler, carbs

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    Mini Cheese and Bacon Quiches

    A popular treat for kids and adults.

    Age: toddler Duration: medium

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    French Toast Faces

    Have fun making French Toast Faces with your toddler for breakfast or an afternoon snack.

    Age: toddler Duration: short

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    Lamb Cutlet Parcels

    Sure to make any kid smile!

    Age: toddler Duration: medium

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    Blueberry Pancakes

    This simple blueberry pancake recipe is perfect for teaching your kid how to crack eggs and mix ingredients.

    Age: toddler Duration: short

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    Nanna's easy peasy scones

    Nanna’s scones always taste best. Here’s a simple version you can try with the kid’s at home.

    Age: toddler Duration: medium

    snack, toddler

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    Easy Anzac Biscuits

    Anzac biscuits are an Aussie classic, and they’re surprisingly easy to make! Try this simple recipe and whip up a batch with the kids.

    Age: parent Duration: medium

    snack, toddler, lunch box

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    Banana chip muffins

    These low fat and low GI banana chip muffins will keep you kids full longer, and also use up some of the over ripe banana’s sitting in your fruit bowl.

    Age: toddler Duration: medium

    snack, toddler, lunch box

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    Happy Rice Balls

    Sushi is a popular and healthy choice for all ages. These Happy Rice Balls are a simple introduction to the core sushi ingredients with a fun twist for little ones.

    Age: toddler Duration: medium

    snack, toddler, carbs, lunch box

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    Chocolate nests

    Make this chocolate egg nest with the kids for Easter, a special gift for grandma, or anytime you feel like a tasty treat!

    Age: toddler Duration: medium

    snack, toddler, lunch box

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    Bacon zucchini and corn pikelets

    A quick, healthy meal for the whole family.

    Age: parent Duration: medium

    toddler

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    Summer potatoes

    Sneaking vegetables past your little ones is easy with this simple recipe for summer potatoes. Serve on the side with your Christmas lunch, but be quick to serve yourself a plate, these will go like hot potatoes!

    Age: parent Duration: medium

    toddler, carbs

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    Vegetable Cornish Pasties

    Armed with pre-made puff pastry and a range of vegetables, you can whip up this meal that will be a sure fire hit with the kids.

    Age: parent Duration: medium

    vegetarian, toddler, carbs

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    Hearty Pizzas

    Our Hearty Pizza recipe is a fun and simple meal idea that’s sure to please those hungry tummies in no time.

    Age: child Duration: medium

    toddler, carbs

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    Sugar Cookies

    It’s worth preparing the dough and baking them the day before if you can. That way your little ones can enjoy decorating your cookies to their heart’s content. Perfect for special days like birthdays for Valentines!

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    snack, toddler, lunch box

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    Sugar Cookie Icing Recipe

    No cookie is complete without delectable icing to top, perfect for special occasions like Valentines Day.

    Age: parent Duration:

    toddler

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    Sandwich scrolls

    “Much easier for little mouths to eat then a normal sandwich. Just have to pop into your mouth!” Thanks to Huggies member S. Caporn for this great recipe idea!

    Age: Duration: short

    toddler, carbs, lunch box

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    Roast Potato Shapes

    “My son was giggling while he ate the potato man’s head and arms, what a fun healthy snack!”

    Age: parent Duration: medium

    snack, toddler, carbs

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    Savory Rollups

    “Great hot for lunch or cold in lunchboxes. You can vary this recipe and use anything really, leftovers are great, I have even used mashed potatoe, mince, tuna! Yum!” says Huggies member T. McLean, Kaiapoi.

    Age: Duration: medium

    toddler, carbs, lunch box

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    Chocolate Weetbix Slice

    A breakfast favourite, Weetbix are also a great way to add fibre to cakes and cookies. The kids will love your recipes, and they won’t even know it’s good for them!

    Age: parent Duration: short

    toddler

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    Milo Muffins

    We have all caught the kids red handed with a spoon in the Milo, or remember taking a few extra spoonfuls ourselves! This simple muffin recipe is another way to enjoy this timeless family favourite!

    Age: toddler Duration: medium

    snack, toddler, lunch box

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    Banana and Date Slice

    The base of this slice has no added sugar so is perfect for toddlers, and the natural sweetness from the fruit and dates means that they will love it even without icing!

    Age: parent Duration: medium

    toddler

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    Easy Feijoa Loaf

    Kiwis are lucky that they can find large quantities of this green fruit locally. Feijoa are in season from March to June, but they can also be frozen for up to one year. Huggies member S.Garelja says this recipe is "a great way to use up all of those extra fejoas, an easy “no mixer required” recipe which keeps well and freezes well."

    Age: parent Duration: medium

    toddler

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    Hidden Treasure Bacon and Egg Pie

    This recipe submitted by Huggies Baby Club member K. Palmer, Ravensthorpe, WA is perfect for fussy eaters who dont like vegetables. The “hidden treasure” is the vegies hidden inside. The recipe can also be tweeked with low fat options for a healthier alternative.

    Age: parent Duration: medium

    toddler, learning to Eat

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    Teriyaki Sushi

    Sushi is a great way to introduce your kids to new flavours and ingredients, they will love the bite sized pieces and the decorative elements of this dish.

    Age: toddler Duration: medium

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    Cheesy Zucchini and Mushroom Slice

    Almost any vegetable can be used in this slice just make sure it is finely chopped or grated to please little mouths! This slice can be served warm or packed up in a picnic basket for a picninc lunch!

    Age: toddler Duration: medium

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    Special chocolate brownies

    Recipe idea submitted by Huggies Baby club member K. Nenita, Winton

    Age: toddler Duration: medium

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    Animal Cupcakes

    Have fun with your kids decorating these cakes to look like various animals!

    Age: Duration: medium

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    Pink choc chip cookies

    A twist on a classic favourite. These bright and fun cookies make for perfect party food or a special treat at home!

    Age: Duration: medium