Easy Toast Topper Idea For Babies and Toddlers
Toast! It’s just such an easy go-to option at any time of the day. Toast is super simple to jazz up, and with this Tuna and Avocado Toast Topper recipe, I’ve really tried to maximise getting those nutrients in.
One question I’m always asked is, “can my baby eat bread?”. In short, bread is fine to offer your baby from around 6 months of age. It is a food that contains added salt, in varying levels and many parents have questions about using wholegrain bread too. For answers to all these questions, check out my blog all about bread for babies for the full low down. In summary, if you’re varying the carbs your little one is having, you’re probably doing fine!
This recipe uses tinned tuna (in water, not brine), which is a great source of protein and an easy and low-cost way of getting fish into babies and toddler’s diet. As a lower salt option to traditional ‘tuna and mayo,’ I’ve opted for plain yoghurt instead, which is a brilliant way of adding in some calcium as well as protein and iodine. Avocado adds that all important veg along with some healthy fats! And the lemon and herbs add plenty of flavour, which is good to get little one exploring.
The best thing about this meal? It really takes no time at all!
Makes 1-3 portions depending on baby/toddler age:
- ¼ tin tuna (in water), drained
- 2-3 tsp plain yoghurt (or fortified dairy yogurt alternative)
- ½-1 small slice of bread, toasted
- ¼ avocado, peeled
A little herbs and/or lemon juice
- In a bowl, add the drained tuna and plain yoghurt and mix together.
- In another bowl, mash the avocado and mix with the herbs and/or lemon juice.
- Take the toast and slice it into your fingers. Cover half of the fingers with the tuna mixture and the other half with the avocado mixture.
- You can serve these are they are or add some fruit on the side for a nice addition & to help with iron absorption.
Although I have served this as a toast topper, this makes a perfect sandwich filler too, especially if you’re on the go with children, off on a picnic or eating out. Just remember to keep it cool with some ice packs as it contains both dairy and fish.
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