When you’re making pork chop recipes for your family dinner, why not use one of the pork chops to make some homemade toddler food for your toddler as well?
These toddler food recipes for pork chops can be pureed to a very smooth consistency for younger toddlers or simply chopped or cut into small pieces for older toddlers and for finger food recipes.
Pork Chops and Applesauce
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 boneless pork loin chop
- 1 golden delicious apple, peeled, cored, and sliced
- 1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
- Cut the meat into small pieces.
- Place olive oil in saucepan along with diced chop, and cook on medium heat for about 4 minutes or until browned.
- Stir in apple, and cook apple with pork chop until the apple is soft, about 5 to 6 minutes.
- Add apple juice, and bring to a simmer.
- Cover, and cook until meat and apple mix is very tender, about 20 more minutes.
- When tender, remove from heat, and cool.
- When cooled, either put in blender and puree, adding 1/8 cup more apple juice (or apple juice / water mix) at a time until the dish is to the consistency you desire OR…
- OR… Cut into small finger food sized pieces for your toddler.
Tip for a money saving mom:
If you want to know how to save money with your toddler’s food, keep making your baby food recipes but process them less for your toddler, and add a few new ingredients as you go along too if you want.
Not only are you being thrifty creating your own toddler recipes and using these boneless pork chop recipes for your toddler, you’re giving your child healthy, homemade toddler food!
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Sweet Potatoes with Chops For Toddlers
- 1 medium apple
- 1 sweet potato
- 1 center cut pork chop
- 2 cups water
- Peel, core, and dice the apple into small pieces
- Peel and dice the sweet potatoes into small pieces as well.
- Dice the meat into small pieces.
- Combine the apple, sweet potato, diced pork chop, and water into a medium sized saucepan, and bring to a boil.
- Cover, and simmer on low heat until meat is tender and potato is very soft and mushy.
For younger toddlers and babies, puree the mixture in a food processor to the desired consistency.
For older toddlers, puree mixture very slightly, then serve with cooked noodles or rice.
Hawaiian Pork and Rice, Toddler Style
- 1 boneless pork chop, diced into small pieces
- 2 cups water, divided
- 1/4 cup brown rice, uncooked
- 1/2 cup frozen peaches
- 1/4 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- Bring 1 cup water to boil; then add diced pork chop.
- Cover, lower heat, and continue cooking diced pork in water on a low heat for about 15 minutes, adding more water if needed.
- Add remaining 1 cup water, brown rice, peaches, and pineapple chunks.
- Cover again tightly, and cook on low heat for about 30 more minutes or until brown rice is cooked and tender.
- Mash, puree, or cut as needed, depending on the age and development of your toddler.
Whether you’re cooking for kids of all ages and need some additional toddler recipes or just cooking for your toddler, these homemade and easy pork chop recipes are easy to fit into your overall family dinner preparations!