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Meal Plans for Toddlers. Need Ideas!

My daughter will eat anything and everything (except chicken and sweets). I need ideas for breakfast and lunch especially; since it is always just the two of us for these meals.

Please share your meal plans/ideas for lunch and breakfast with me! Thanks!!


Asked by Anonymous at 12:41 PM on May. 19, 2009 in Food & Drink

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Answers (8)
  • For breakfast, my toddlers usually have juice, cereal bar or cereal, yogurt, and half of a banana each. Occaisionally we'll do pancakes, waffles, scrambled eggs, ham & cheese omelets, or scrambled egg & cheese quesdillas. Lunch could include leftovers from the prior evening's meal, turkey & cheese quesadillas, pizza made on english muffins, pasta and cooked veggies with meat, fruit, pudding, soup, or sandwiches on bread or crackers. We like to do picnic style meals every once in a while with cut up cheese, fruit, and meat; you can spead out a sheet on the floor if it's not nice outside and assemble little mini sandwiches on crackers or fun bread. Anything fun or simple that your toddler can help with is good.

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 1:06 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • My daughter (2 1/2) loves fruit salad for breakfast or a snack. I mostly only make enough for one meal because the bananas go bad rather quickly. You can use practically anything, but I like bananas with raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries. Be sure to rinse the berries beforehand. A 'fancy' tuna sandwich is good, too. I hard boil two eggs, chop them up and mix in with mayo, tuna and chopped celery. This is also something that you should really only make enough of for one sitting. The tuna/egg mixture can start to taste funky if it sits for too long.

    Answer by MommyDumDum at 12:45 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • my son age 3 loves eggs scrambled or sunny side up and loves hard boiled. and mini eggos. ( little butter no surup ) for luch he like polish ham rolled with cheese. ( think roll ups ) peanut butter and crackers, or ham or turkey with ritz crackers and cheese and lipton chicken soup or as he calls it noddle soup. he also likes toast with peanut butter or ceral with some milk. ohhh and chicken sandwiches..

    Answer by tabbys4 at 12:49 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • My daughter generally eats cold cereal and some fruit for breakfast. Occasionally we do waffles. In the summer, when I don't have to get my son to school, we do eggs and muffins a lot. Lunches are sandwiches, quesadillas, grilled cheese sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets, and ramen noodles most of the time. All lunches are served with a veggie, and all breakfasts are served with a fruit.

    Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 1:19 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • for breakfast my son usually eats cheerios or some other dry cereal. sometimes he will eat toast, pancakes, french toast or eggs. for lunch we usually have leftovers from the night befores dinner or PB&J, grilled cheese, hot dogs, pizzas or mac & cheese!

    Answer by austinsmama1106 at 1:21 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • yeah, my son is hard. This could work, breakfast-sausage(turkey) with hash browns(Frozen patties) and eggs(if they are liked), Lunch, I get the frozen chicken fries and add them to crackers or home made french fries cooked with evoo(extra virgin....) Good luck!!!!

    Answer by firewoman1977 at 3:24 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • Stop giving her sweets. Offer her a variety of healthy foods: whole grain bread with avocado; a hard boiled egg mixed with hummus and some whole grain crackers; frozen peas, frozen blueberries; tofu cubes; whole wheat pasta with sauce to dunk; steamed veggies and noodles with peanut sauce; oatmeal mixed with pumkin or sweet potato; whole grain pancakes with shredded apples; smoothies with frozen banana, frozen blueberries, orange juice, yogurt (the real kind with live cultures and without gelatin) and kale (the vitamin C in the OJ increases the absorption of the iron in the kale).
    Super Baby Food is a great book on feeding babies, toddlers and their families; you should be able to find it at your local library; more information at

    Answer by rkoloms at 3:33 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • RKOLOMS: I said, "Except chicken and sweets". She HATES anything sweet. Geeze.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:49 PM on May. 19, 2009