Lunchtimes with toddlers can feel a little like Groundhog Day – another day of sandwiches that you end up picking up off the floor. What can you give them that will liven things up a bit, are fast to prepare, and will pack a punch for toddler taste buds and healthy eating? We’ve narrowed down the options to our favourite tasty lunch ideas for toddlers.
1. Cauliflower Cheese Bites
Most toddlers love cauliflower cheese, but oh boy the mess can be something else. By turning this classic favourite into a fritter, the problem is solved.
2. Hummus and Crudités – Toddler Style
Give toddlers a dollop of hummus and you soon discover garlicky goo in every crease of the high chair, or worse, their hair. Serve it up in a little jar or plastic cup, and your dishcloth will thank us. Bulk it up for the hungry toddler by adding some breadsticks.
3. Homemade Fish Fingers
We all want to reach for the freezer at times, but toddler-friendly homemade fish goujons are a great alternative. Get your little one in on the act of making them for some brilliant messy play.
4. Cheese Straws
Toddlers just love to munch on something on the move. For little bods, too busy to sit still for lunch, load their mitt with some homemade cheese straws.
5. Apple, Cheddar and Peanut Butter Sandwiches
There’s nothing wrong with a sandwich now and then, but if you’re fed up of yours being rejected, try some different fillings. This concoction seems too much for little ones to resist.