Five nutritious toast toppings for toddlers

Five nutritious toast toppings for toddlers

Toast can get a bad reputation as a meal or snack for children, but we’re here to tell you that isn’t so! Here are five favourite toast toppings that take less than 5 minutes to prepare and are packed with nutrients, all recommended by Lucy Upton, our resident Children’s Dietitian...

Five tasty and nutritious toast toppings for children!

Hummus and grated carrot: Protein and iron-rich hummus paired with some extra fibre and nutrients like Vitamin A from carrot.

Raspberry ‘ice’: Calcium-rich cream cheese paired with sweet mashed raspberries, and some extra fibre and fats from coconut.

PBJ: A classic combo, but levelled up. Combining healthy fats from peanut butter with polyphenol packed blueberry chia jam.

Tahini, banana and cinnamon: Silky tahini (a great source of dairy free calcium) teamed with sweet banana and a hint of cinnamon.

Avocado: Avocado is a powerhouse of healthy fats and nutrients like vitamin E and magnesium, perfect paired with some crunchy seeds for extra fibre, fats and nutrients.

Pots for Tots toast topping ideas

Which bread is best for toddlers?

Lucy recommends…

  • A bread with a lower salt content eg <0.5g per slice.
  • Make sure to keep an eye for extras added like sugars and avoid where you can.
  • Bread with an addition of some fibre is great. This could be a 50/50 which is ideal for younger children.
  • Consider some variety! Swap between white, wholemeal and 50/50 or options that add on different grains like oats.
  • For selective eaters, you can find breads with added vitamins like iron and calcium.


We hope this inspires your next breakfast or snack for your tot! Thanks Lucy for sharing your expert recommendations as always. 

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Love, Team Pots for Tots

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