Organic toddler recipes are easier than you may think. As organic foods gain mainstream popularity, the variety of organic ingredients to choose from become vaster and the scope of delicious recipes become more accessible.
Babies and toddlers are the group that can arguably gain the most benefits from eating organic food. Although the harmful toxins found in the pesticides of conventionally farmed foods have the potential to affect everyone who eats them, young children are at a greater risk than most adults of experiencing detrimental effects from these pollutants. Not only are their organs smaller and therefore have to work harder at processing the harmful toxins in chemical pesticides and herbicides, but since their bodies are still developing at such a rapid rate there can be physical repercussions from exposure to these toxins.
Organic food is minimally processed and is not grown using chemical pesticides and herbicides. There are no genetically modified organisms (GMO) in organic food, and most organic farmers attempt to use sustainable farming as a way to ensure that the toddlers enjoying organic food today will someday grow up to a greener world.
Most toddlers enjoy finger foods and other meals that they can manipulate themselves because they have just begun to master the art of feeding themselves. It is up to parents to make sure that children this age receive the best nutrition possible, but giving toddlers options for what they want to eat from organic recipes will increase the odds of a healthy, nutritional meal plan.
Organic toddler recipes utilize organic ingredients while also keeping in mind the unique likes and dislikes of kids this age. Toddlers usually love interesting foods that are visually appealing and tasty. Luckily there are plenty of recipes available that include organic ingredients while also being delicious.
Find Organic Toddler Recipes
Plenty of books have been written that include organic toddler recipes:
- Organic Baby and Toddler Foods: The Complete Organic Diet for 0-3 Year Olds by Amanda Grant
- Organic Baby and Toddler Cookbook: Easy Recipes for Natural Food by Lizzie Vann
- The Petit Appetit Cookbook: Easy, Organic Recipes to Nurture Your Baby and Toddler by Lisa Barnes
- The Everything Organic Cooking for Baby and Toddler Book: 300 Naturally Delicious Recipes to Get Your Child Off to a Healthy Start by Kim Lutz
This is merely a brief listing, as there are many other organic toddler recipe books available. Parents also have the option of cooking recipes from an organic cookbook designed for adults and then modifying the recipes to make them a little more appealing to a toddler's palate.
The Internet is also a great resource for finding organic recipes for toddlers:
Many of the websites online offering recipes for toddlers additionally offer recipes with organic ingredients in mind. Whether you want to craft meals for your toddler that are completely organic, or if you want to simply incorporate some organic ingredients into the meals you make, recipes are abundant online.
Organic ingredients for recipes are becoming more and more common for purchase at mainstream grocery stores. For this reason, it is getting easier to adapt conventional recipes into organic recipes. Use websites that offer recipes appropriate for toddlers and replace the regular ingredients with organic ingredients. You may have more luck with websites that specialize in toddler recipes featuring wholesome, natural ingredients like WholesomeToddlerFood.com or Easy Peasy Organic.
If you have a difficult time finding organic ingredients for your toddler recipe adaptation, try some substitutions. In most cases you can either substitute an entirely different organic ingredient or instead delete the ingredient altogether as long as it isn't one of the main ingredients of the dish.
Every toddler has individual food preferences, but parents will have an easier time with coaxing children toward healthy, organic eating if they can make the food fun and tasty. The earlier a child is exposed to healthy eating, the more likely the child will accept healthy food as the menu norm.