So, what did your 3 year old eat today?

(50 Posts)
Wearegoingtobedlehem Sun 07-Jul-13 22:38:04

Just wondering what your 3yo little ones ate today.

Looking for a bit of inspiration before I do the food shop tomorrow wink

ThePskettiIncident Sun 07-Jul-13 22:42:30

My Ds is 2.5.

He ate strawberries and blueberries with toast for breakfast.
Lunch was hummous and ryvitas wit cheese cubes and then some grapes and blueberries. (They are his current fad).

He had an ice cream at the beach and a biscuit late afternoon.

Tea was pasta with an olive and tomato sauce.

He likes picnic food when it's hot and isn't eating as much as normal (portion sizes)

UnicornsPooGlitter Sun 07-Jul-13 22:45:07

Too many Weetabix
A nut butter wrap
Half an apple
A banana
A couple of pieces of pasta from my lovely homemade mushroom carbonara
A piece of porridge bread
No bloody vegetables

UnicornsPooGlitter Sun 07-Jul-13 22:45:44

Oh, and lots of milk

ThePskettiIncident Sun 07-Jul-13 22:46:45

What is porridge bread?

UnicornsPooGlitter Sun 07-Jul-13 22:52:00

It's a recipe that came with my bread maker - it's probably a bit closer to cake in reality though, it has porridge oats, eggs, and syrup in it.

I'm having a wobble about DS's diet at the moment, he's really reduced what he actually likes. Cheese mostly grin. Then houmous.

sometimessunshine Sun 07-Jul-13 22:53:22

2.5 year old ate;

Porridge with mashed banana

Strawberries and Blueberries
2 Cheese Straws

Cheese, cucumber, sugar snap peas and scrambled egg

Grapes and 2 choc fingers

Garlic chicken, potato salad, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, peppers
Yoghurt with puréed apricot

Plus milk and water to drink

Wearegoingtobedlehem Sun 07-Jul-13 22:57:07

Thank you for the ideas so far smile

Not sure this will be inspiring...

Cheerios (or, more accurately, the own brand version of) and milk for breakfast.

Lunch: cheese sandwich, apple, crisps, biscuit, carton of orange juice (a lunch bag from a national trust property)

vanilla ice cream as an afternoon snack in the sunshine.

Dinner: bacon and butternut squash risotto.

mellicauli Sun 07-Jul-13 23:06:51

BREAKFAST: weetabix with raisins, a banana, toast with strawberry jam, yogurt, more raisins and dried apricot

SNACK: Strawberries

LUNCH: Babybel, carrot sticks, Watermelon

SNACK: 1/2 a fairy cake , little pack of skittles

SUPPER: Roast chicken, potatoes, carrots, peas and gravy
Meringue with fruit salad and ice cream

MousyMouse Sun 07-Jul-13 23:09:14

rice pudding and berries for breakfast.
ice cream for lunch.
more berries.
bread & nutella in the afternoon.
more berries
pasta and scrambled eggs for dinner.

notanyanymore Sun 07-Jul-13 23:16:30

Donut toast
Roast lamb dinner (only ate the broccoli)
Poached peaches and mascapone cream
Strawberries and cream
Ice cream

VegPatchLurker Sun 07-Jul-13 23:16:36

3 yr old DTs ate
Apricot wheats with milk


Homemade pesto, pancetta and olive pizza, slices of pepper, tomatoes.
Chocolate trifle and strawberries

Rocket fruit juice ice lollies

Lamb kebabs with tomato pasta
(They may also have had some crisps.....)

Cheerios and milk
Trail mix
Sausages, peas and scrambled eggs
Round squash stuffed with fish, jake and leeks
HM banana cake

Wearegoingtobedlehem Sun 28-Jul-13 21:35:29

A shameless bump in the hope of more answers wink

Coco pops

Cheese, fish fingers, chips, cherry tomatoes, chocolate brownie and ice cream (in La Tasca)

Pasta and pesto with more cherry tomatoes

Not quite sure what happened to fruit today hmm

Sirzy Sun 28-Jul-13 21:45:38

One slice of wholemeal toast and an apple

Tuna sandwich, bowl of salad and packet of squares


2 sausage, jacket potato and salad (BBQ)

notnowbernard Sun 28-Jul-13 21:49:47

Crackers with cheese and hummus and carrot sticks
Cereal bar
2 plums
Digestive biscuit
Roast chicken, potatoes and cherry tomatoes
Haribo sweets (mini pack)

Judybluey Sun 28-Jul-13 22:03:35

Strawberries banana and milk whiz zed up into smoothie

Cheeky KFC

Pasta homemade tomato and basil sauce

2 bananas

Judybluey Sun 28-Jul-13 22:06:41

DD is 3 by the way x

LadyMacbethWasMisunderstood Mon 29-Jul-13 17:36:37

DS is 2.

He had a boiled egg and toast for breakfast.

A banana mid morning with about 200 ml milk.

A roast chicken leg a bread roll and some cucumber for lunch. Followed by grapes.

An ice cream and some chocolate buttons and an apple with more milk this afternoon.

And he will have a bit of spaghetti carbonara for tea.

He eats less as the day goes on and quite small portions but isnt fussy. Except he hates hates hates cheese.

Cherrypie32 Wed 31-Jul-13 21:08:28

Pear, yoghurt, porridge at my neighbours (while I had my nails done).
Fish fingers, chips & sweet corn at soft play.
Smarties ice cream.
Ham sandwich, small sausage roll, cucumber pieces another yoghurt.
Milk before bed.

Bowl of shreddies, small fromage frais
Small box of raisins, goodies bar
Cheese and pickle wrap, fromage frais tube, bite of battenberg.
Bread sticks
Pasta and pesto, rice pudding pot.
Usually he eats lots of fruit and some veggies - not sure what went wrong today!

PatTheHammer Wed 31-Jul-13 21:17:27

DS is 4 but he ate:

Brioche, rice crispies and a plum for breakfast.
Grapes for a snack.
Blueberries, choc spread bagel, crisps, baby bel, yoghurt and some raspberries at picnic lunch.
Haribo and some raisins at the cinema in afternoon.
Pepperoni pizza with a large salad for tea.

Not the most nutritious day, bit snacky because of cinema and picnic. He also eats a tonne of fruit everyday, which I used to worry about it giving him the trots all the time but his digestive system seems immune!

littlemefi Wed 31-Jul-13 21:23:43

Dd nearly 4 has had:-
Cheerios with semi skimmed milk, some melon chunks and a beaker of milk.
Lunch was hummus, breadsticks, an apple, cereal bar, and some grapes.
She had a carton of juice and some sweets late afternoon, then for tea, chicken pie, oven chips, carrots and sweetcorn and a glass of milk.

sheeplikessleep Wed 31-Jul-13 21:27:45

Porridge followed by Shreddies for brekkie
Half a pear for snack
1 portion of toast with beans and cheese
Kit kat
Cheesy veg pasta
Fry be type yoghurt

sheeplikessleep Wed 31-Jul-13 21:28:19

Frube not fry be, damn autocorrect

Yika Wed 31-Jul-13 21:37:22

DD 2.10:
Chocolate frosted flakes, slice honeydew melon

Small bowl gazpacho
Tuna and potato croquettes with tomato ketchup
Fruit pot

Bit of baguette, raisins, cherries

Roast chicken, rice (carrots and spinach served but spurned)

Water, milk and elderflower cordial

Bragadocia Wed 31-Jul-13 21:44:25

DS is 3.5, and today ate:

porridge for breakfast
a banana
pitta pocket with melted cheese and tomato, an apple, some grapes
a chocolate digestive
dippy egg yolks (won't eat whites), two slices toast, a baked sweet potato, melon slices, cherries, natural yogurt. I lost track of time this evening, so didn't make a proper meal!
water to drink throughout

SirBoobAlot Wed 31-Jul-13 21:46:00

Cereal bar, a bowl of grapes, a piece of peanut butter toast.

Brioche roll, cheese.

Cheese sandwich, apple, 3x Quorn scotch eggs.


Pasta parcels plus a DS version of salad; a whole sliced pepper and some cherry tomatoes.

Thesimplethings Wed 31-Jul-13 21:52:54

Ds 3.2

Breakfast - slice toast and fruit pot
Snack - apple and fruit lolly
Lunch - egg and tomato sandwich
Dinner - spaghetti bol with beef mince and veg in. Yogurt for pudding.
Treat - kinder bar
Supper - bowl of rice crispy shapes and milk

That's a good day

Ds2 ate the same except he had banana too. He's 22 months

Pascha Wed 31-Jul-13 21:56:16

DS1 2.11 ate:

Scotch pancake and butter
Peanut butter on wholemeal toast


Cheese cubes and rice cakes
2x melon slices


Bacon and mushroom ravioli with chunky veg tomato sauce

Several million chocolate buttons

nextphase Wed 31-Jul-13 21:57:03

My 2 and 4 year olds have had:
raisins and cheese (first breakfast)
cereal at nursery (second breakfast)
Chicken curry and fruit salad
Picnic tea and icecream
egg fried rice and beefy tomatoes
bread and butter pudding

nextphase Wed 31-Jul-13 22:00:31

SirboobAlot pasta parcels sound interesting. Have you got the time to type a basic recipe?

JollyHolidayGiant Wed 31-Jul-13 22:04:05

2.3yo had:

Shreddies with raisins

Cheesy crackers

Strawberries, ham, cheese, dates, carrot, pancake

A fig roll

Mango Pork curry with rice and naan bread

TwentyTinyToes Wed 31-Jul-13 22:13:02

DS is 2.6
Breakfast: porridge and orange juice
Snack: one biscuit
Lunch: cauliflower cheese,.small piece of bread, apple
Snack: oatcake and mini oatbar
Dinner: pasta with baked tomato sauce,.cheese, refused salmon and veg, plain yogurt and honey, couple of slices if mango
Supper: rice cake with peanut butter and a couple of pieces of banana

Ds ate

- porridge (breakfast)
- grapes
- jacket potato with tuna, mayo, sweetcorn and cheese and a yoghurt (lunch)
- organix crisp things for kids, rice cakes
- chicken, couscous, veg in tomato sauce and yoghurt
- milk and a biscuit before bed

He seems to want to eat constantly - he's not shedding his toddler podge so worried he's going to be a bit porky sad

sweetkitty Wed 31-Jul-13 22:20:43

Shreddies 3 half slices of toast glass of milk and a apple

Banana and 2 biscuits

Cheese sandwich, strawberries, grapes, crisps

Two half slices of toast, an apple

Fish fingers, chips and peas


Packet of Haribos for being a good boy getting his hair cut

In my defence our oven is broken and dinners are hard to make and were fed up with pasta

wallpaperaddict Wed 31-Jul-13 22:33:56

DD is 2.3.
Breakfast was corn flakes and smoothie
Lunch was a slice of homemade olive bread, an apple, raisins and crisps
Afternoon snack was a small gingerbread man and some yoghurt
Dinner was roasted new potatoes with roasted veg (red onion, peppers,courgettes) and peas. Followed by a banana.
Water to drink throughout the day.

bonzo77 Wed 31-Jul-13 22:41:48

DS aged 3.5.

BREAKFAST 2 slices toast and peanut butter, cubes of cheddar, mango juice.

SNACK cupcake (no icing), half an apple.

LUNCH pitta with cucumber. Water.

DINNER 4 fish balls (like meatballs, but fish) cucumber. Yoghurt. Apple juice. Water.

Not very inspiring. He's not a big eater, not fussy but not interested.

mamij Thu 01-Aug-13 20:20:26

DDs (3.5 years and 21 months) had:

Cheerios with semi-skimmed (DD1) and soya milk (DD2) with a cup of milk each

Alprosoy yoghurt

Noodles, scrambled egg, peas and sweetcorn

Biscuits, grapes and an ice cream

Pasta with chicken and cucumber
Homemade strawberry and blueberry smoothie

youbethemummylion Thu 01-Aug-13 20:25:41


Ham Sandwich with cucumber and cherry tomatoes and a yogurt

Fish Fingers, carrots and potato waffles, carrots and broccoli and gravy (yes fish fingers and gravy he is a bit odd) Chocolate Buttons for pudding.

DownstairsMixUp Thu 01-Aug-13 20:26:56

My lo had marmite on toast for breakfast with a apple juice, lunch he had a marmite and cheese sandwich (he loves marmite) with an apple and some blackcurrant juice. At nursery he snacked on raisins, breadsticks and grapes. Dinner we had a BBQ so he had a burger, corn on the cob and more fresh juice.

ProphetOfDoom Thu 01-Aug-13 20:28:56

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

racmun Thu 01-Aug-13 20:40:51

Ds 3 next week had:-

3 weetabix with milk
Slice of toast
1/2 pink grapefruit

Snack - croissant

Lunch -
2 hovis rolls with Philadelphia and marmite ( the only bloody sandwich filling he'll eat)
Cucumber sticks

Snack- mini cornetto

6 or 7 Haddock goujons in wholemeal wraps with small amount of tartare sauce. More cucumber sticks and some peas.
Strawberries and watermelon
Strawberry yogurt
Innocent smoothie

400ml of milk at bedtime.

thehomesecretary Thu 01-Aug-13 20:41:54

Breakfast: Two weetabix with milk, a banana

Snack: banana muffin then later a fruit juice ice lolly

Lunch: macaroni cheese, cherry tomatoes, cheese and ham sandwich, strawberries and grapes

Snack: Another banana, innocent fruit smoothie, piece of cheese

Dinner: penne bolognese, yogurt.

Wow, writing that down it seems quite a lot for a 2.5 year old- varies from day to day though!

Cheeseatmidnight Thu 01-Aug-13 20:43:13

Dd is 2.7...

She ate...

Boiled egg
Banana x 2
Rich tea
Sauté potatoes

stclair Fri 02-Aug-13 21:24:16

Dd just turned four.

Shreddies, Dorset cereal and yogurt
innocent smoothie ice lolly
x2 tiny homemade shortbreads
Carluccio's lasagne
Bit of foccacia
Another ice lolly
x2 chicken drumsticks, homemade corn fritter
blueberries, raspberries
umpteen Organix animal biscuits

bellablot Fri 02-Aug-13 21:30:22

Breakfast - weetabix, seed toast.

Snack - banana and home made muffin.

Lunch - quiche, olives and Waldorf salad.

Snack - yogurt.

Tea - ham and cheese sandwich, fruit smoothie.

babybouncer Fri 02-Aug-13 22:38:35

This thread is making me feel much better about DS' diet - thank god other people's children are also picky and inconsistent!

Today was a v good eating day:
Breakfast - mix of dry Shreddies, Cheerios, raisins
Snack - homemade banana flapjack
Lunch - jam sarnie, quavers, grapes (lunchbag as out for the day)
Snack - lollipop (treat won while out!)
Dinner - fajitas (he only had cheese, peppers and cucumber in his wrap) and fruit salad for pud (only ate apple and melon)

He's just turned 4

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