Following on from my one week of toddler breakfasts post, this weeks it’s toddler lunch ideas. Generally Ava has a sandwhich and a few picky bits for lunch, we usually go out in the mornings then I do her a quick lunch before nap time. Ava is now 19 months old and is pretty confident with using a spoon to feed herself, we did baby led weaning so the occasional hand does slip in from time to time though! We use the Nuby SureGrip Suction Bowl and either plastic plates from IKEA or a Cath Kidston section plate and this Munchkin spoon and fork set Ava finds the bowl and cutlery easy to use and the bowl sticks just enough to stop her accidentally knocking it over. Warning – The suction does not withstand a toddler meltdown, although I’m not sure anything can!
Don’t be fooled by the shaped sandwiches, I’m not going for mum of the year. I occasionally cut Ava’s sandwiches into interesting shapes to try and keep boredom at bay, and let’s face it, butterfly shaped sandwiches are much more fun than regular sandwiches!
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One week of toddler lunch ideas
Soft cheese sandwiches on best of both crustless bread, laughing cow breadsticks and soft cheese, raspberries, mature cheese chunks, cherry tomatoes and dried strawberries (there’s a lot of cheese on that plate oops)
Cheese spread on white bread cut into stars, cucumber, raisins, Aldi carrot puffs and Little Dish raspberry oaty biscuits. Ava goes to playgroup on a Tuesday which means she has a snack there so I only do her a small lunch normally.
Tomato soup and buttered white toast fingers. This is the first time Ava has had soup for lunch, she wolfed down the lot and loved dunking her toast. I think she thought I had given her a bowl of tomato sauce to eat!
Chicken on one round of best of both crustless bread, 2 cocktail sausages, mature cheese chunks, cherry tomatoes and strawberries.
Ham on white bread, a small sausage roll, Aldi carrot puffs, half a cheesestring, cherry tomato sand raisins. She had a barney bear as a treat, I have had to ration these because she is absolutely obsessed with them and shouts bear the second she’s wakes up!
Peanut butter on best of both bread, banana and a Aldi mango Greek yoghurt pouch.
Cheese spread on white bread, Aldi teddy faces, babybel, Organix gingerbread meng and grapes.
Mealtimes with toddlers can often be daunting, especially when their favourite food is seemingly now their most hated. This is why I try to change things up and provide different options throughout the week. I’m always looking for toddler lunch ideas on blogs and pinterest. What are your go to toddler lunchs?