20 Quick and Nutritious Lunch Recipes Toddlers Will Love
Once your baby becomes a full-fledged toddler, feeding your little one becomes a bit more challenging, thanks to them developing an opinion of what they want to eat and craving some more autonomy. But, because they tend to start consuming less human milk or infant formula at this life stage, what they eat also becomes even more important.
For toddlers, a healthy dietary pattern includes a variety of nutrient-dense fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods (including lean meats, poultry, eggs, seafood, nuts, and seeds), dairy (including milk, yogurt, and cheese), and oils. And lunchtime is a great opportunity to sneak in key nutrients into your kiddo’s diet. Though plenty of kids go through phases where they avoid one or more food groups, the right toddler lunch recipe can help ensure your little one is eating the right nutrients to fuel their body.
If you’re on the hunt for some nutrient-dense toddler lunch ideas, keep reading to learn about some great ones that will be sure to find a place on your toddler lunch rotation. Plus, these lunch ideas for toddlers are all very packable, so you can send them off to pre-K or nursery school knowing that they’ll have a smile on their face midday.
– Additional reporting by Lauren Manaker