Toddler Nutrition – 5 Tips for Picky Eaters #Enfagrow (+Giveaway)

Disclosure: My toddler is a picky eater. That’s why I was happy to try Enfagrow products as a part of this sponsored program.

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Before I became a mother, I thought I would be able to persuade my children to eat just about anything I put in front of them. I knew that they would have no problem eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and more. I would judge other moms if I saw their children eating junk food and promised myself that I wouldn’t be that mom. Well, truth is, after I became a mother, I realized that I did become “that mom.”

I can’t say that my children have a perfectly healthy diet, but we are making big improvements. When I went to my daughter’s two year wellness checkup recently, I found out that she’s a bit underweight for her age. It’s tough to hear that as a mother! I felt that I wasn’t feeding her enough and was a bit discouraged. After leaving the appointment, I found myself researching ways to add more calories to her diet as well as what supplements to try so that she could gain weight and get the quality nutrition that she needed to be strong and healthy.

Dealing with a picky eater can be difficult, but be patient! If you’d like to know how we are making improvements with our toddler’s diet, read these 5 tips for picky eaters.

5 Tips for Picky Eaters

1. Allow your toddler to experience a variety of healthy snacks. Fill an ice cube tray with finger food snacks including fruits, veggies, and whole grains. Allow your toddler to explore their tray of healthy foods and you’ll be able to get a good idea of what new foods that he/she prefers. My five year old also loves these snack trays! We don’t use them every day, but when I do prepare them, they get so excited when they try something new from their tray, and I’m excited for them!

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2. Offer nutrient dense foods for your toddler during mealtimes and at snack time. Examples of nutrient dense foods include peanut butter, Greek yogurt, eggs, cheese, sweet potatoes, and avocados.

3. Cut healthy foods into shapes. Use cookie cutters to cut a variety of healthy snacks into cool shapes including stars, hearts, dinosaurs, and more! Make food fun!

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4. Plant a garden. Plant a small garden full of fruits and veggies! Use containers if you are limited on space. Allow your toddler to help care for the garden as well as pick the fruits and vegetables when they are ripe. Toddlers may be more interested in eating foods that they were able to help grow.

5. Supplement with Enfagrow Toddler Drinks. Toddlers don’t always get the nutrition they need from the foods they eat. Supplement with Enfagrow to help bridge this gap. Since adding Enfagrow toddler drinks to our two year old toddler’s diet, we’ve seen major improvements. These toddler drinks are nutritionally tailored for toddlers from one to three years old. Enfagrow toddler drinks have DHA – an omega-3 fatty acid and building block for the brain.

Did you know that 85% of brain growth happens within the first three years of a child’s life? It is important during the toddler years to maintain the recommended levels of DHA! You can find naturally occurring DHA in fatty fishes, but I can almost guarantee that my toddler won’t be eating any fish. That’s why I’m glad that Enfagrow makes a product that my toddler loves! I know that she is getting important vitamins and nutrients when I supplement with Enfagrow!

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Enfagrow is sold in a powder or convenient ready-to-drink boxes, perfect if you are an on-the-go mom like me! We like to take the ready-to-drink boxes on vacation with us because we know that it’s especially hard to stay on a good eating routine when traveling!

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To learn more about the benefits of DHA in your toddler’s diet, go here! Getting a picky eater to eat healthy foods can be a challenge, but the tips above can help. My best advice from one mother to another is to NOT GIVE UP! Keep trying! I’ll be right there with you experimenting along the way. Here’s to great toddler nutrition!

Is your toddler a picky eater? What tips do you have for picky eaters?

Giveaway:

Enter for a chance to win an Enfagrow gift package (ARV $38) that will include the following:

•One Toddler Transitions Can (21oz.)
•One Toddler Next Step Natural Milk Flavor Can (24oz.)

To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment below and tell me what you love about Enfagrow and why you want your toddler to try it!

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND D.C. 18 YEARS AND OLDER ARE WHO ALREADY HAVE INTERNET ACCESS AND VALID E-MAIL ADDRESSES ARE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Promotion begins 9/8/2014 at 12:00 AM PST and ends at 11:59 PM PST on 9/24/2014. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Official Rules, eligibility, prize descriptions and odds disclosure are available here. Sponsor: Mead Johnson & Company, LLC, 2400 West Lloyd Expressway, Evansville, IN 47721.

Disclosure: I received compensation and free Enfagrow for this post. Enfagrow would be happy to help you with your question. Please contact them at 1-800-BABY-123.

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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    Shaped foods have always gone over well with my kids and frankly, even now that they are older – they still do.

  2. Nancy says

    I like that Enfagrow helps provide the nutrition that toddlers need. I’d like our granddaughter to try this because I want her to have the best nutrition available.

  3. Rebecca Parsons says

    I love that it is nutrition that they may not get if they are a picky eater. I think she would benefit from it since she is sometimes a picky eater.

  4. Carrie says

    Our little girl is much like yours it sounds like! Picky and on the low end of the weight chart for her age and weight. I feel like I fail at times and find myself giving her things Im not happy with just to get a calorie in her! She will try most anything. The ice cube try works well with her grazer preference of eating. Avocados are a staple as are Greek yogurt and dehydrated fruits and veggies. I’m not sure what else to try but will keep researching. She did well with carnation instant breakfast but that has a lot of sugar. Enfagrow is probably a better choice. Thank you for the giveaway! :)

  5. Renee M says

    I love the DHA and that it’s specially formulated for toddlers. I’m going to have to try this for my 2-year-old daughter. She was a preemie and still is less than 1 percentile for weight. We’ve tried Pediasure but she’s a picky drinker too. :) I’d love to try this for her.

  6. Robyn says

    My almost 2 yr old has always had trouble gaining weight and is currently in the 5th percentile. AND he is a horrible eater. This would probably be very helpful!

  7. Fiona N says

    I love Enfagrow products, especially the Enfagrow Toddler Next Step because it has 19 nutrients for growth such as calcium, vitamin D and zinc for toddler’s diet!
    I would love to win this awesome prize for my little man too!
    Thank You for the chance

  8. andrea v says

    I would like to try it because I have a very picky toddler! He doesn’t like meat, has days when he likes things and days when he hates the same thing he loved a week ago.

  9. amy tolley says

    i like that they offer nutrients even once they are done with the formula some kids still need that extra nutrients….and i would like to try this to make sure they get all the vitamins and nutrients they need thanks for this chance

  10. Kim Reid says

    I would like to try Enfagrow so it would provide extra nutrition for our toddler! I like that it comes in ready to drink boxes for on the go convenience.

  11. Tandi Cortez-Rios says

    My son is so picky! I love that Enfagro can give him the vitamins he is missing. Thanks for the post! I like the variety of items in the ice cube tray, I’ll have to give that a try.

  12. says

    I also have a picky eater…who has a an issue with milk. As a baby he would only drink Soy formula and now he will not drink Soy milk and is going through spurts of not eating foods but only drinking liquids

  13. kim scott barton says

    I like that enfagrow has the full amount of nutrients my boy needs when he isnt eating as much of the healthy foods he needs everyday. I want him to try it and see if he likes it before I buy it myself

  14. kristy says

    Sometimes it is hard to get toddlers to eat (especially healthy) and Enfagrow can provide them that extra nutrition they need

  15. Dianna Thomas says

    Catherine isn’t to picky yet–but i like that this balances out a on the run diet since thats what we do every day==It has DHA – an omega-3 fatty acid and building block for the brain.That really helps

  16. Kamber Eggers says

    Never tried this stuff, but I’m going to now, and here’s to trying to win some as well! Two picky eaters, so thank you for the tips and for sharing this product. We will give it a whirl!

  17. Andrea Wright says

    I love this product. My baby was sick a week ago… He wouldn’t eat nothing.. Was scared he was gonna get dehydrated but he finally started with this milk and loved it… Glad he was getting his nutrients…

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