A meal that is healthy for adults does not necessarily make up a healthy diet for toddlers as well. At the same time, if you are trying to feed your toddler with nutritious and well-balanced foods for his age, which do not have much of a taste, he will surely not consume them. It is important for parents to offer nutritious meals that would grab the attention of their child. Why not make lunch a fun, anticipated adventure for your little one! Given here are some creative recipes that you can prepare for lunch and feed your toddlers with. These recipes are nutritious, healthy and packed with lots of nutrients, carbohydrates and body-building vitamins. They are delicious and look good too.
Toddler Lunch Recipe Ideas
- Take a slice of whole grain bread.
- Top it with 2 slices of tomatoes.
- Add strips of cooked chicken, ham, beef or fish (thinly sliced).
- Add in some veggies like cooked broccoli, carrot slivers, onions, peppers or green beans.
- Finally, place a slice of cheese on top.
- Place the slice in oven and broil to melt the cheese.
Peanut Butter & Banana Grilled Sandwich
- Butter 2 slices of whole grain bread.
- Heat a frying pan and place a slice of bread on it, with the butter side down.
- Spread some peanut butter and thinly sliced bananas on top.
- Place the other bread slice on top, with the butter side up.
- Flip the sandwich and fry till the bread is toasted and turns golden.
- Take a large mixing bowl and add 10 ounces of drained and rinsed beans, chopped pearl onion, celery and chopped apples. Mix well.
- Add a spoon of wine vinegar, vegetable oil, salt and sauce. Stir well.
- Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Take a bowl and add frozen blackberries, dark sweet cherries, raspberries and strawberries.
- Drizzle a tablespoon of pure maple syrup on top.
- Let the salad thaw before serving.
- Take 1 packet tofu and cut it into pieces of different shapes, such as fingers, cubes etc, that your toddler will like.
- Beat 1 egg in a shallow dish and add a cup of dry bread or cracker crumbs, 1 tsp paprika, 1 tsp garlic salt and a dash of pepper.
- Spread some flour on a flat base.
- Roll a piece of tofu in the flour and then drip it into the egg.
- Coat it with some breadcrumbs and place it on the rack. Repeat with other tofu pieces.
- Bake the pieces in an oven at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes or until they turn crisp.
- Preheat an oven to 375°F.
- Keep some skinless, boneless chicken pieces aside.
- Place a cup of cereal in a blender and crush it well.
- Add some garlic powder, salt and pepper.
- Beat one egg white.
- Dip a chicken piece in the egg white and roll it in the crushed mixture.
- Place it on the baking sheet. Repeat with other pieces.
- Bake the chicken pieces in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Turn the pieces to the other side after 15 minutes and continue baking.
- When they turn crisp, remove and serve with mustard or tomato sauce.