9. Gluten-Free Pizza Lunchables: For the gluten-free toddlers, here’s a well-balanced toddler lunch idea for you. As a bonus, it’s made like the super-popular grocery store Lunchables–so your toddler gets a lunch box idea that’s healthier but still familiar.
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. Hot Dog Nuggets: This toddler lunch idea makes me laugh, because when I feed my son hot dog nuggets (also known as 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. This is a very healthy, well-balanced meal for your toddler’s lunch box. 13. Grilled Cheese Roll-ups: This unique take on the grilled cheese sandwich is easy for little hands to eat–not to mention it’s portable! The perfect toddler lunch for daycare, preschool, and beyond.
14. Mini Chicken Pot Pies: Here’s a meal that’s delicious, nutritious, and just the right size for small stomachs. And on top of all of that, it’s freezer friendly: just make a whole bunch in one go, then reheat whenever you need a quick lunch! (Meal planning + freezing is a game-changer for busy moms! I can’t tell you how many times this has saved me when I’ve realized I don’t have a toddler lunch idea up my sleeve.)
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. How creative is this? When you have the time, it’s great to make toddler lunches fun.
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! I’ll definitely be using this idea to sneak some extra vitamins into my son’s lunch box.