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Lunch ideas?

What are some good lunch ideas for my toddler that include a fruit, veggie, grain, and protein?


Asked by GigantaursMommy at 1:58 PM on Jun. 24, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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Answers (8)
  • Turkey and Cheese sandwich on multigrain bread or honey whole wheat topped with lettuce and tomato and apple slices.

    Soup - Broccoli and Cheese, Lentil, Minestrone or Chicken noodle with a piece of whole grain bread and some sliced peaches.

    Chicken nuggets (home made or there are some brands that you can find that are pretty healthy) and sweet potato fries with orange slices.


    Answer by Syphon at 2:04 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • Appelsauce
    Peanut Butter On Celery

    Answer by starestrada at 1:59 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • Actually, we only need 1-2 servings of lean protein a day, and usually we have protein in our dinners. My fave to do with my daughter is english muffin pizza and a side of fruit, like right now I'd give her watermelon or cantaloupe or blueberries, since we have an abundance of them! Mmm mmm mmm

    Answer by marine_wife0520 at 2:02 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • I probably should add that my son cannot have any kind of nuts.

    Comment by GigantaursMommy (original poster) at 2:02 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • Generally for lunch my 19 month old gets 1/2 sandwich (peanut butter or turkey), or some mac n cheese ready to microwave which satisfies his grain and protein. Then a side of veggies, leftover from last night or I'll steam something quick (he loves carrots and potatoes). If he's still hungry he gets fresh fruit - grapes, blueberries and bananas are favorites. (I generally serve his fruit last because if he gets it first then generally that's all he wants)

    Answer by missanc at 2:02 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • cheese sticks
    veggie soup

    not sure about protein.maybe canned chicken or tuna

    Answer by Kiki_pie1979 at 4:12 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • My daughter has a half of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole grain wheat bread, some carrots and a fruit (grapes, banana, apples, peaches...whichever she wants) for lunch most days. You could also do a whole grain tortilla wrap and add deli turkey or chicken and cheese and roll it up.

    Answer by akhartis at 4:56 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • Cubed extra firm tofu is a great protein option. As long as it's fresh (change the water it's stored in daily and use within a couple of days), you can serve it uncoooked. You can roll it in cheerio flour (pound some in a baggie) and serve cold. You can also roll it in seasoned bread crumbs and bake on a cookie sheet sprayed with oil for about 15 minutes to warm it up.

    We often pair this with steamed carrots, and sliced grapes or watermelon.

    Answer by barefootbooks at 6:30 PM on Jun. 24, 2010