Toddler Meals with Re-Play + Giveaway!

Sandy a la Mode | Toddler Meals with Replay

To go along with my Baby Food with Blendtec post last week, I also wanted to share with you how we feed our toddler! I used to post weekly updates on Austin when he was a baby, and I am sad that I don’t post about him enough on here as I really want to use this as a journal to document our lives and as a space to inspire you and your families as well. 🙂 And again, I’m just trying to keep up with my goal of posting at least 1 Mommy/non-fashion related post a week.

Austin is almost 3 and a half years old and is saying words, singing songs, and growing up to be a big boy all too fast in front of my eyes. In the weekdays, he goes to daycare for the whole time we are at work, so once work and daycare are over, we spend about 3-4 hours with him each night before bedtime, of which dinner consists of half of that time, no joke. Austin is a SLOW eater, and that’s not a bad thing, but he gets distracted, and then by the end of the meal, most of his food is cold, but we make him eat it anyways. 😉  How else will he grow muscles, right??

For meals, we always feed Austin with this Re-Play Lorax-Inspired set which includes plates, cups and utensils in 3 fun colors and they are all stackable too. Austin is very ADAMANT about having different foods in each of the 3 plate compartments. Talk about being a threenager, if there is one compartment missing food, tantrum city here we go. We feed him milk, water, and juice occasionally and he is at the point where he doesn’t really need a lid and doesn’t generally have spills (although they do provide no-spill lids as an add on if preferred). And he is pretty comfortable using the fork and spoon all on his own. I love that the spoon is deep for gathering lots of food and everything has rounded edges so it’s safe. His knife skills still need a bit of work, but he is working on it. 😉

Sandy a la Mode | Toddler Meals with Replay

Sandy a la Mode | Toddler Meals with Replay Lorax Set

Sandy a la Mode | Toddler Meals with Replay

For most of his meals, we will feed him some carbs, like rice, noodles, mac n cheese or bread. We always like to have one meat option, like shredded chicken, pork cutlets, etc. And vegetables are also a must – he LOVES broccoli and green beans so that just makes us feel like we did something right, HA!  We make a deal with him that if he finished his food, we will give him dessert.  Dessert usually consists of fruit, crackers or cheese.

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32 Comments

  1. April 22, 2015 / 2:46 am

    what a cute and colorful set! 🙂 haha i feel like i was probably like him and needed all three slots filled up with food. 🙂

  2. April 22, 2015 / 4:07 am

    What fun and your little one is a cutie! It is always good to combine fun and food!

  3. Elena
    April 22, 2015 / 6:21 am

    Love that you are teaching your son that dessert does not have to be super sweet. Keep up the great job!
    Beautiful and colorful plates.

  4. April 22, 2015 / 6:51 am

    Love sets like this for littles when they are learning to feed themselves! I had similar sets with all of my kids when they were toddlers, and they were a godsend.

  5. April 22, 2015 / 8:59 am

    My toddlers’ favorite food is probably either cheese quesadillas or macaroni and cheese! We’re still working on the vegetables. 🙂

  6. Cathy
    April 22, 2015 / 9:02 am

    I don’t have a toddler yet. I’ll be a FTM in June! But all of my nieces & nephews love pasta!

  7. April 22, 2015 / 9:04 am

    Love these my kids are great eaters their absolute all time faves are grilled fish, kimchi fried rice and pesto pasta!

  8. Marleen
    April 22, 2015 / 9:08 am

    Love the feeding set! Also thank for sharing the feeding ideas. I have a 20 month and it’s helpful hear meal ideas from other Moms!

  9. April 22, 2015 / 9:53 am

    Aw, I sure do miss all those cute plates and cups. I think it’s fantastic that he eats balanced meals and that he already enjoys vegetables. That’s so important!

  10. cecilia
    April 22, 2015 / 10:16 am

    I would love to receive a re-play lorax set, I know my toddler would love it and she also is a super picky eater who doesn’t like her different foods to touch

  11. Ashley Bree Perez
    April 22, 2015 / 10:44 am

    I love this!! Mac and cheese is a favorite in our house. 🙂

  12. April 22, 2015 / 12:29 pm

    I love those plates. They look compact, like they don’t take up much space. Very cute set!

  13. April 22, 2015 / 12:43 pm

    That’s so cute! The meals you’ve prepared look really balanced and healthy. Good work mom!

  14. CourtneyLynne
    April 22, 2015 / 1:09 pm

    My child was always the best eater ever!!! People use to tell me how jealous they were that my kid would eat anything I put infront of her…. Now she just turned 3 and ughhh…. She totally switched things up & we have to pretty much force feed her lol….

  15. April 22, 2015 / 1:40 pm

    What adorable plates and cups. We have a 3 year old as well and he is also adamant that all sections of a plate have something in them – Could be fruit, ketchup, an apple slice, veggie – but you have to have them all filled. Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. April 22, 2015 / 2:53 pm

    This feeding set is so cute and looks super durable, too! I love that you work so hard to feed your little guy balanced meals, it’s something I strive for as well and it’s not always easy.

  17. michele d
    April 22, 2015 / 3:15 pm

    This is such an adorable set. I bet it would come in handy to use with the little ones. My kids are bigger now but this would be great for my niece.

  18. April 22, 2015 / 4:48 pm

    what a great set. I think it is very stimulating and gets kids to feel accomplished. A ham your little one by the way

  19. latanya
    April 22, 2015 / 7:45 pm

    My son enjoys chicken nuggets

  20. Jeanine
    April 22, 2015 / 8:01 pm

    My granddaughter loves tater tots.

  21. April 22, 2015 / 8:28 pm

    This is a great table set for kids!!! I think kids eat better when they like how its served.

  22. April 22, 2015 / 8:38 pm

    Awww how cute is he, loving the meal set so cute and adorable and very colorful too.

  23. Rebecca Swenor
    April 23, 2015 / 3:26 am

    He is so cute indeed and I love the meal set. I had these type of meal sets for my boys too when they were little. It teaches them to use the plate set with silverware later.

  24. April 23, 2015 / 6:02 am

    My adorable niece is entering the toddler age and I must say that is the perfect plate set for her! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  25. April 23, 2015 / 12:23 pm

    What an adorable set for toddlers. No wonder he likes it: it is so colorful and well thought

  26. chickie brewer
    April 24, 2015 / 6:25 pm

    I think it would be bananas when she was younger… Hey I like them too.

  27. April 25, 2015 / 7:34 am

    Right now my almost 1 year old loves bananas and peas. He would eat them all day if I’d let him. I suppose it could be worse though, he could love sugars and sweets instead. 😉

  28. Marnie G (Derrick Todd)
    April 25, 2015 / 3:18 pm

    They love apples and bananas. This is a really cute set!

  29. Lauren
    April 25, 2015 / 8:28 pm

    My kids like fruit.

  30. xty cruz
    April 25, 2015 / 10:03 pm

    My niece loves spaghetti

  31. nicole bowers
    April 26, 2015 / 2:13 am

    As a single Mom of 3, I am very picky about my kids snacks but with Baked Cheetos I have found a quick and fun snack we all like.. Yum!

  32. carry
    January 19, 2020 / 10:03 am

    Oooo! I actually belonged to a racquet club as a kid/teenager, and I have fond memories of the dirty looks my friends and I would get from “real” players as we whacked that little blue ball all around that glass cube! Good times!jump higher

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