Vegan Toddler Meal Strategies

Toddlers love to graze, so be sure to keep multiple options available throughout the day. Giving them the freedom to choose also satisfies their rapidly developing brains. Feeling in control of what they eat is a little way to help keep tantrums from coming up! Check out our recommendations for Vegan Toddler Meal Planning.

Vegan Toddler Meal

Plant Milk andĀ Formula (5 servings)
  • 20 to 24 ounces a day of breast milk, formula, full-fat fortified plant milks, or a combination of these are appropriate for children between the ages of 1-3. Hemp milk is a great source of omegas and vanilla flavored ones are toddler approved!
Grains and Cereals (4 Servings)
  • 1/4 cup cooked pasta or grains such as quinoa and rice
  • 1/2 slice bread or other food like crackers, rolls, tortillas
  • 1/2 cup cereal
Vegetables (2 Servings)
  • 1/4 cup cooked veggies
  • 1/2 cup raw vegetables
  • 1/3 cup veggie juice or green smoothies
Fruits (2 Servings)
Beans and Meat Substitutes (2 Servings)
  • 1/4 cup cooked legumes
  • 2 ounces tofu
  • 1/2 to 1 ounce meat substitute
  • 2 ounces plant based yogurt
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons peanut butter
Nuts and Seeds (1 Serving)
  • 2 tablespoons nuts or seeds

 

Feeding a vegan toddler is easy with resources such as our Vegan Toddler Meal Plans and the Facebook Group, Ask A Plant Based Dietitian! Another great place to get recipes that have been toddler approved is the Instagram @veganeats4littlefeet which a page dedicated to vegan toddler meal ideas. Using your fellow parents is also a great way to get new recipes and feedback on different products in order to make sure that you can keep on track!