Coming up with ideas for new meals is half the battle in getting our toddlers to eat them. Even 2 year olds will snub mac and cheese eventually. So each Thursday, I'll give you a new quick, easy, and tot-licious snack or meal to try out.
Today's recipe is Cinnamon Raisin Roll-Ups, courtesy of ElJaMom, owner of the Healthy Meals and Snacks for Kids group. This snack or light lunch is one of ElJaMom's personal favorites. Her 9 year old daughter and super finicky 6 year old son, who both have food allergies, no less, gobble these right up.
"It's easy to make, the kids love to help make it, and you can prepare it the night before school days," ElJaMom says. "It's also full of natural vitamins and also supplies calcium and whole grains."
Cinnamon Raisin Roll-Ups
4 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup raisins (you can omit these for younger toddlers -- ask your doctor about potential choking hazards )
1 tbs. honey
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
4 (8-inch) whole wheat or corn tortillas
8 thin apple slices
1. Combine cream cheese, carrots, raisins, honey and cinnamon in a small bowl. Mix well.
2. Spread mixture evenly on tortillas, within 1/2 inch of edge. Place 2 apple wedges down center of each tortilla and roll up.
3. Wrap in plastic; refrigerate until ready to serve.
Tip: Prepare roll-ups the night before. In the morning pack along with a frozen water or juice box, which will be thawed by lunch and will keep the snack cool in the meantime.
Check back next Thursday for another great recipe. Got a favorite toddler friendly meal of your own to share? Let me know about it and I may feature it here!