9. Sliced hard boiled egg, Puffins Multi-grain cereal, cooked carrots, blueberries and sliced heriloom tomatoes tossed in a gluten-free balsamic dressing: For the gluten free toddlers, here’s a well balanced toddler lunch idea for you.
10. Pumpkin bread, blueberries, bananas, cooked mushrooms and fried egg: This picture of a toddler lunch idea could have been taken at my house. This is one of my son’s favorite meals with the exception of the fried egg because I give him a hard boiled egg instead.
11. Pigs in a blanket, celery, grapes, cheese and cookies/crackers: This toddler lunch idea makes me laugh because when I feed my son pigs in a blanket, he sucks the pig (i.e. hot dog) out of the blanket and eats that first then he devours the blanket (i.e. crescent roll).
12. Celery with nutbutter, cucumber and celery sticks, roasted sweet potatoes, and a hard boiled egg: If your family is a Paleo family, here’s a sensible option for you. 13. Heart shaped turkey, Gala apple half, Quaker Whole Hearts oat cereal, chocolate Teddy Grahams, raisins and yogurt craisins: This mom felt inspired by Valentine’s Day. With the help of a heart cutter, she mastered a very thoughtful lunch.
14. PB&J quesadillas, cheese, and peaches: Here’s another great alternative to the basic PB&J sandwich (see #3 above). You can whip up some PB&J quesadillas for your little one.
15. Peanut butter sandwich, cheese, shredded carrots, strawberries, carrots and cucumber slices with hummus: This mom was motivated by Halloween when constructing this toddler’s lunch. She creatively crafted a skeleton peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat bread with raisin eyes and a strawberry nose and a pumpkin made from cheese and shredded carrots.
16. Whole wheat macaroni with ground organic chicken cooked in olive oil and organic cheddar cheese, edamame, organic blueberries and strawberries: For those organic eaters, here’s a toddler lunch idea you’ll love. I never though about adding chicken to macaroni and cheese, what a great way to work in some lean protein.