Toddler lunch

What did everyone have for lunch today?

My toddler took leftover quesadillas (recipe), a peanut butter muffin (homemade), some blueberries and satsuma to Pre School today.

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Baby Led Weaning -Pizza Wraps

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I made these for my two year old tonight and couldn’t believe how much my 6 month old loved them.

Ingredients:

  • Tortilla Wraps
  • Passata
  • Grated Cheese
  • Favourite toppings (mushroom, spinach, olives and tomatoes)

Method:

  1. Spoon two tablespoons of Passata onto a wrap.
  2. Sprinkle over grated cheese.
  3. Sprinkle over your favourite toppings.
  4. Cook at 200 C for 10 mins.
  5. Slice up and serve.

 

Toddler packed lunch

Toddler packed lunches can be healthy and quick to make.

Here is what we had this week.

Hard boiled egg, rice cake and cheese, apple, carrot and blueberries.

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The easiest lunch by far has been cold pasta; made the day before with pesto sauce and grated courgette.

The first day she ate her pasta with cashew nuts, popcorn, grapefruit and blueberries.

The second day she had blueberries, apple and chunks of cheddar cheese.

Toddler Packed lunch

I am currently attempting to get my daughter to eat a ‘balanced diet’. This is the reason I bought the Yumbox as it has many compartments; this means that I can provide her with a portion of protein, carbohydrates, dairy, fruit, veg and sometimes a small treat. Whether she eats it all is another matter but this week she did.

Here are some ideas for your toddler packed lunches that I have used so far, choose one from each section:

Protein:

  • boiled egg
  • grilled chicken

Carbohydrates/grains:

  • wholewheat pesto pasta
  • cheese straw made with puff pastry and cheese.
  • cracker and cheese
  • grated carrot and humous wrap
  • tuna sandwich

Fruit:

  • grapefruit pieces
  • strawberries and blueberries
  • satsuma pieces

Veg:

  • grated carrot and olives
  • broccoli and cheese mini muffin
  • greek salad
  • cucumber and tomato

Dairy:

  • Yoghurt coated raisins
  • sour cream dip for the cheese straw.
  • Full fat natural Greek yoghurt and blueberries
  • feta cheese

It’s not always easy to hit every food type but I’m trying to find something she likes from each section.

Last weeks toddler packed lunch

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  1. Plain full fat yoghurt and bluberries
  2. A hard boiled egg (made the night before)
  3. Half a humous and grated carrot wrap
  4. Mini broccoli and cheese muffin (homemade, freezed and defrosted overnight)
  5. Pink grapefruit pieces

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  1. A hard boiled egg
  2. Pesto pasta (leftover from dinner)
  3. Chickpea and tomato in pesto dressing (leftover from dinner)
  4. Strawberries

There were only four items today because my little one wasn’t eating everything, I do not like waste so have decided to reduce the size of her lunch.

Packed Lunch

Today’s blog is inspired by one of my favourite bloggers ‘100 days of real food‘ by Lisa Leake.

In the weeks leading up to my daughter starting PreSchool, I became obsessed and excited about preparing her packed lunch. I have always been a follower of Lisa Leake’s blog and couldn’t wait to use some of her ideas for my little lady’s lunch.

Here’s my first week:

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  1. Mini wholemeal raspberry muffins from cookieandkate.com
  2. Satsuma
  3. Leftover chicken from dinner
  4. Cheese Straw
  5. Salad with Ceaser Dressing
  6. Sourcream dip for the cheese straw

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  1. Salted popcorn
  2. Cucumber
  3. Tomato
  4. Boiled Egg
  5. Tuna Sandwich

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  1. Full fat Greek Yoghurt and Blueberries
  2. Mini Raspberry muffins as above
  3. Mini Greek Salad with feta and olives
  4. Leftover chicken from dinner
  5. Cracker and soft cheese sandwich

NOTE: This amazing lunch box is called a Yumbox and is from Amazon and is a bit pricey but I do love it.