My 2-year-old has been trying out different foods, and I'm curious if it's okay for him to eat meat at his age. I'm not a vegetarian myself, but I'm also not sure how often I should be giving him meat, if at all. I want to make sure he's getting all the necessary nutrients for his development, but I also want to make sure I'm not giving him too much of something that's not good for him.
Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks.
My son is also 2 years old and we've been giving him meat since he turned 1. We started with small portions and gradually increased it as he grew older. We give him meat around 3-4 times a week and make sure to also include other sources of protein like tofu and beans.
It's important to make sure the meat is cooked thoroughly and cut into small pieces so that it's easy for the toddler to chew and swallow. We also try to choose leaner cuts of meat to avoid giving our son too much fat.
Overall, I think it's okay for toddlers to eat meat in moderation as a source of protein, but it's definitely important to balance it out with other nutrient-rich foods as well. Hope that helps!