Toddler Lunch Ideas

By: mark | Posted: 09th April 2009



There seem to be two kinds of kids in this world: the picky eaters and the eat-anythings. This page has a lot of ideas for you, though you will want to adapt them to meet your child's needs.

Other parents are going through the same dilemma with their 3-year-old kids, so you're not alone. Some parents' kids don't eat peanut butter and jelly or any other sandwich, and this could really make them at a loss. However, their kids might love something else, such as those Lunchables, which are rather expensive. If this is the case, you can make one of your own. Simply purchase a deli ham and cut it into squares. Your kid would probably prefer the individually wrapped cheese slices, so try putting two of those in along with a few crackers, a pickle and a sliced apple or cereal/fruit bar. This will seem to do the trick and you might be surprised if she would never tire of this same meal.

Below are some ideas for your toddler's lunch:

* Core an apple and stuff the inside with peanut butter. Top with raisins, nuts, sunflower seeds or toasted coconut. The filling will keep the cut apple from turning brown.

* Cream cheese and jelly sandwiches, or spread bread with cream cheese and top with dried fruits like raisins, apples or apricots.

* Mash a banana together with cream cheese and top with fresh apple, pineapple or peach slices.

* Pack fresh fruit with yogurt dip.

* Make fancy sandwiches by cutting shapes out of the bread with a cookie cutter (use the crusts and scraps to make breadcrumbs or croutons). Kids love the novelty and will be more likely to finish their lunch.

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