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Q: We're having my friends and their 18-month-old daughter over for dinner soon. I would like to make something that is toddler-friendly, and it would be ideal if I could prep most of the meal the night before. The dietary restrictions are no fish, shellfish, or beef.

Sent by Mary

Editor: In my experience with toddlers, anything with pasta and cheese is a sure win. Fettuccine alfredo or spaghetti and turkey meatballs are always good choices. The fettuccine comes together quickly and the meatballs in tomato sauce could definitely be made the night before.

Fettuccine Alfredo
Turkey Pesto Meatballs

Readers, what toddler-friendly dinner ideas do you have?

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