As a parent, our lives are more and more hectic every day. Trying to keep up often leads to cutting corners or choosing convenience to save time. Neither are good for our children. Especially our toddlers. Convenience can often keep us from researching alternative lunch ideas for toddlers when they head off to daycare; OR, many of us, like to take the route most traveled, knowing that our young children have had it with PB&J or the classic ham sandwich. Take a moment to look at these ten lunch ideas for toddlers that are easily packed and will keep your toddler interested in new foods and flavors!
Photo Credit: “Easy Toddler Lunch Ideas for Daycare” by The Mom Friend
A balanced diet is important to little bodies and minds that are growing at a rapid pace. When preparing your toddler’s lunch, it may be easier for you to divide their meal into sections based upon the basic food groups. Think of a main meal, add a serving of fruit, vegetables, and dairy. Then toss in a snack. Visit The Mom Friend to learn how simple daycare lunch can be and to get lunchbox ideas for your child HERE.
Photo Credit: “Homemade Gluten-Free Pizza Lunchables” by Strength and Sunshine
Kids get so excited when you say the word “pizza”, but the thought of giving them those prepackaged Lunch(ables) can make mom’s nose crinkle. Instead, give them a meal you both can be happy about. They get the pizza lunch they wanted, you give them the healthy meal you had in mind. Everyone wins! Grab Strength and Sunshine‘s easy gluten-free pizza lunch with eggplant bacon HERE.
Photo Credit: “Peanut Butter and Jelly Tacos” by Homemade Interest
Now is your chance to look like the mom of the year by sending your kid to daycare with a gourmet meal. Just take the peanut butter and jelly sandwich you were going to make for your child and make your toddler a PB&J fruit taco instead! It’s genius! I don’t know why we moms haven’t thought of this before now! Homemade Interest may, very well, have the best toddler lunch idea on the planet, right here! Hop over to grab this brilliant recipe HERE.
10 Lunch Ideas for Toddlers
Click on the links below to grab all of the amazing recipes and lunch ideas for toddlers. Each one is toddler approved and guaranteed to help you conquer your lunchtime fears. Don’t forget to leave a comment while you are visiting my blog friends to let them know you found their amazing toddler lunches at The Best Ideas for Moms!
- Easy Toddler Lunch for Daycare by The Mom Friend
- Homemade Gluten-Free Pizza Lunchables by Strength and Sunshine
- Homemade Spaghetti O’s by Strength and Sunshine
- Hummus Monster Halloween Lunch for Kids by Eating Richly
- Bento Lunch Ideas by Smashed Peas and Carrots
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Tacos by Homemade Interest
- Turkey and Cheese Apple Sandwich by We’re Parents
- Make Your Own Mini PB&J Finger Foods by Must Have Mom
- Crunchy Peanut Butter Fruit Wraps by Having Fun Saving
- Homemade Gluten-Free + Allergy-Free Uncrustables by Strength and Sunshine
Drop us a comment with more ideas for easy to pack toddler lunches.