Veggie Platter - Toddler
- Carrots (thinly sliced)
- Yellow capsicum (thinly sliced)
- Red capsicum (thinly sliced)
- Cucumber (thinly sliced)
- Baked potato wedges
- Tahini dip with hemp hearts sprinkles
TAHINI DIP RECIPE:
- 1 cup tahini
- 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas
- 1 tbs hemp hearts
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 2 cloves garlic
- Juice from 1 lemon
- Pinch of black pepper
- Pinch of sea salt
- Pinch of celery seeds
- Blend everything together in a blender.
Veggie platters are the perfect opportunity for consistent exposure to ‘learning to like foods’, without the pressure of eating them.
Your child will not always eat everything you serve and that’s okay, but that doesn’t mean we should stop exposing our kids to foods we would like them to eat (aka veggies).
With this simple veggie platter your child gets to try a rainbow of veggies and by adding a dip in the middle you are offering a great way to introduce new tastes as well.
Meals are always more fun when there’s dipping involved and dipping also makes dry foods moist and easier to eat for younger children. A dip can give new foods a familiar flavour and might help them go down easier on the first introduction too.
Since our trays come with lids, you can always prep your trays in advance, and refrigerate them for later on in the day.
Talk about convenience!
Never leave your child unattended when serving finger foods (or any other chunky food for that matter). Self-feeding is an exciting developmental milestone for both mom and child, but serving the wrong size or texture of food can put your little one at risk of choking.
Ideal finger foods are those that your child can easily pick up and easily mash between the gums. To prevent allergic reactions it should ideally be foods that your child has already had in purée form.
This veggie platter was served for child 12M+.