These toddler lunch ideas are kid and mom approved! (No, really.)
If coming up with lunch ideas for toddlers is on par with doing your annual taxes you’ve come to the right place. Figuring out toddler food ideas that you and the kiddos can agree on is never easy, especially if you’re “blessed” with a picky little eater. This page contains a whole heapin’ mess of toddler lunch ideas that are fun, delicious, healthy, and tailored to busy moms that can’t spend all day in the kitchen!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and dinner is when you sit down as a family, but what about lunch? Actually, lunch may be more important than you think….
Eating a good, nutritious lunch is important to keep your body and mind focused and able to perform at a high level during the day, so it’s very important. And, eating lunch can also lead to you having a smaller dinner, if you are properly fed earlier in the day. Eating too late at night, especially before bed, can lead to a bevy of digestive and weight problems, which is never good. – nutritionist Jacqueline Aizen
So, just because you and your little one are busy bees, don’t skip lunch for toddlers or moms!
Toddler Lunch Ideas
Halloween Inspired Fun Lunch Box Ideas – A great example of making toddler meal ideas fun!
Healthy Lunch Ideas for Toddlers
If you have a picky little eater to feed, you may think healthy lunch ideas for toddlers are simply out of the question. Wrong! There are nutritious and delicious toddler lunch ideas that your little one will happily devour. Promise! 🙂
25 Healthy Lunch Recipes for Work – While these are perfect for the working mom, there’s no reason you can’t use these meal ideas for toddlers.
Toddler Meal Ideas for Dietary Restrictions
If you have a little one with dietary restrictions (ex. a gluten allergy), no worries. There are still plenty of easy and yummy toddler lunch ideas you can take advantage of. In fact, some of these toddler food ideas are so tasty you may want to make them even if your little one doesn’t have dietary restrictions.
Psst — By the way, going meatless, even for one meal a week, can save you big bucks at the grocery store! 🙂
Lighter Toddler Lunch Ideas
Based on the research, you and your little one should never flat out skip lunch. If you had a big breakfast or your kiddo insists on not eating lunch, at least try to tempt him or her with a lighter lunch idea for toddlers. Something more like a snack.