February 9, 2012

Toddler Lunch Ideas, part 1

In case you are struggling with what to pack/make your toddler, I wanted to share some ideas. It includes a mix of things I 'cooked' and things that are pre-packaged. We usually try to buy organic when we can but healthy and sometimes just handy, is good enough. I try to include a fruit or veggie in each snack and one of each with lunch. Please share your ideas, too!!

To get the conversation started, here are a few we packed this week:

For Monday
Lunch: 3/4 of a mini-whole-wheat-bagel pizza with peas (the recipe from weelicious.com), apple slices, steamed baby carrots, and milk
snack 1: yogurt + blueberry flax granola (blue container)


snack 2: cereal bar + clementine, peeled (yellow container)

Tuesday-lunch: leftover homemade whole wheat macaroni & cheese & steamed cauliflower (a recipe we loved from What to Eat When You're Expecting) , hard-boiled egg, halved cherry tomatoes, clementine sections, milk; snack 1: peach cubes + cereal bar; snack 2: yogurt + blueberry flax granola

lunch: leftover stuffing from our stuffed peppers (from this month's Real Simple), steamed carrots, apple slices and milk; snacks 1& 2: mix and match a hard boiled egg, string cheese, simply baked potato chips, mixed blueberry granola and raisins.
Thursday -


lunch: turkey, cream cheese, spinach roll up (on a half of a tortilla), frozen peas, raisins; snack 1: apples + steamed carrots; snack 2: cereal bar + plain yogurt mixed with blackberries
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  1. Where are the little containers from? Or is that on one of the blog posts I missed?

    1. The ones I have are made by Sassy, and are BPA-free. We were handed down one set, and found another at Kohl's, but I am sure you can find them at babies'r'us, BuyBuyBaby, Target, etc., too (http://www.sassybaby.com/learn-about-sassy-feeding). Weelicious recommends some metal 'laptop lunches' (http://weelicious.com/store/),too.