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Picky Toddlers

Written by Foundling Guest Blogger, Stephanie Kearns, Director of Business Operations


My husband and I love food. It is one of our last remaining luxuries in a home that has been turned upside down by a wonderfully energetic 18 month old. So, you can imagine that when it comes to preparing food, we take our time, select near perfect fresh ingredients and make appropriate size batches to feed a family of three. It is a bit of a letdown when little L decides she has no interest in our adult food and has no patience to wait until the meal is prepared. But it is important to us that we challenge her palate and expand her interest in food choices. We have found a few easy and quick ways to satisfy our picky eater and try to use the same ingredients from our meals so we cut down on prep time!


Recipe: Chunky Veggie Omelet


  • Frozen chopped organic kale, spinach or any green
  • Organic large brown eggs
  • Fresh leek, onion, scallion (whatever you have available)
  • Butter
  • Cheese (gruyere or cheddar) optional


  • Heat skillet to medium heat
  • Drop small spoonful or ½ Tblsp of butter into the pan
  • Chop 1 leek or 2 scallions and sauté until clear but before browning
  • Crack 2 whole eggs and scramble in bowl with 1 tablespoon milk and ½ cup greens (milk is optional)
  • Pour eggs in pan and gently cook to keep consistency chunky for little fingers to grab
  • Cook thoroughly, let cool for 3 minutes and serve


Easy snacks:

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • No salt large rice crackers
  • Carrot sticks
  • Frozen organic turkey meatballs
  • Chopped jicama
  • Fruit for little hands (blueberries, bananas, apples)











Happy eating!!



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