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Toddler Food 12-18 Month January 2012 Menu

Toddler Cheesy Potato Soup

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I am really excited to share the first toddler menu with you.  The setup of this menu is slightly different than the other OAMM menus.  On the menu I have included breakfasts, lunches, and snacks for toddlers.  In our house, I prepare dinner for the whole family and the little ones are offered whatever we are eating.  However, breakfast and lunch are usually different because I either send food with them to daycare, or prepare lunch for them at home.  The lunch recipes could also be prepared as a dinner item for your toddler if the meal you are serving is not something they can eat. Each of these recipes has been tested and approved by my own toddlers, so I hope your toddlers enjoy them also!

The links below are just so you can see which recipes are included in this month's menu. WE DO THE WORK FOR YOU! To see freezer instructions and adapt recipes to your family size see the DOCUMENTS below.

Mini Cheese Scones




Update: This menu is now available in Menu Builder in addition to the Google Docs below!  As you can see we have a NEW way of getting and printing your monthly menu documents.  As part of that change, we have also changed the type/size of labels we use. The below labels in Menu Builder will print four to a page and line up with Avery 8168/5168 labels or equivalent.

Recipe Cards

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Grocery List

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Are you a person that likes to see the menus visually? Perhaps you should check out the January 2012 12-18 Month TODDLER FOOD Menu via Pinterest to see the yummy goodness you will be cooking up on this menu.
  • Coming sometime on the 1st.

Facebook Fan Party:

OAMM Facebook Fan Page Party – January 15th 2011, 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm EST – We will be able to chat via video AND messaging during the event through FACEBOOK! How cool is that? We will be talking about the current month’s menus, answer your burning questions about freezer cooking and have fun getting to know one another. You can also see other past recordings from that tab as well. Instructions for viewing live-stream:

  • Go to the Once A Month Mom Facebook Fan Page.
  • Click on the “FB Fan Night” Tab on the left.
  • Hit “view live recording” – If I am live streaming it will show you what is happening in progress. If I am not live streaming at the time, you will have the option to click through other videos that I have recorded in the past.
  • Enjoy!

Test Cooks

Each month we have some wonderful volunteers who “test” out the menu prior to publication. They do an amazing job of helping to eliminate confusion and mistakes. They may not catch everything but they sure do catch A LOT! Here is a little bit about this month’s test cook:

  • Jessie Bode – I am a SAHM to two daughters – a 5 year old and almost 1 year old.  My girls love to help me in the kitchen (sometimes too much!) and we have a lot of fun preparing kid friendly foods together.  Seems to help with the pickiness!

Get Started

Are you new to Once A Month Mom or once a month cooking (oamc) in general? If so, you might want to spend a few minutes (or hours) on the Get Started Series. If you are in a real hurry to catch on we have written some simple steps for getting started. Welcome!

What do you think of the TODDLER FOOD 12-18 Month January 2012’s menu?

16 Responses to “Toddler Food 12-18 Month January 2012 Menu”

  1. MellisaC says:

    Im a full time working mom of a special needs 5 yr old and an active 11 yr old. I’m writing as my 5 yr old has texture issues and does not understand chewing. A lot of his food for snacks and lunch are canned do you have recipes that can help me feed him healthier foods? Chunky foods must be blended as he can take small soft chunks anything else he gags and vomits. I really really could use some help. Thanks! Mel

  2. Adriel says:

    I love these ideas! I’ve got a 19-month-old and I must say that breakfast and lunch are my most difficult meals as far as keeping things interesting and coming up with new ideas. Thanks so much for offering a toddler meal plan this month! =)

    • melissa says:

      I would say that breakfast and lunch are my most difficult meals as well. So glad that you are finding this menu helpful!

  3. Jen says:

    OMG!!! THANK YOU!!! I love having more recipes to try in addition to the ones in the ebook!!!

  4. Sarah says:

    Oh thank you! Breakfast and lunch are my hardest meals for my kids since I eat a lot of salads, which they don’t particularly care for. I’m very excited to see a toddler menu for kids who are a little older! Dare I hope that this will become a regular feature? Thank you again so much!

    • melissa says:

      Sarah – yes, this will be a regular feature on the site. I will be rotating between toddler and baby food menus to keep a good variety.

  5. jennifer says:

    Hi thanks for the great ideas…my daughter isn’t a toddler anymore (9yr old actually), but it’s a struggle to find lunch and snack ideas for her lunch box. She loved the ham and potato burgers as a quick lunch with carrot sticks and grapes! We try not send sandwiches everyday so your ideas are great to switch up her menu!

  6. Luke's mommy says:

    Thank you so much for posting a toddler menu! It is so convenient to pull a prepared meal or snack from the freezer. My 3 year old son is not a picky eater and I love finding new recipes! He helped me make the frozen yogurt fruit cups before nap time and is looking forward to trying them when he wakes up. Thank you for thinking of this age group! I can’t wait to see what else you post!

  7. Love this toddler menu, and I don’t even have toddlers. The breakfast items are wholesome, delicious and kid friendly — perfect for my older kids.

  8. cindy says:

    this looks like a great menu for my kids. our baby will be 1 in two weeks and our 3.5 year old would like some of these items. how long do you think we could keep things in our freezer off this menu? daycare provides breakfast and lunch but the kids don’t always eat what we are having for dinner.

  9. Wendy says:

    This is a great idea! I could not access the link to the toddler menu though.

    • Tricia says:

      Did you click on the “printable recipe cards” link? I just did and it worked. It could have been a Google glitch when you tried or it could be your browser. Try again and if you are still having trouble let me know.

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