Toddler Lunch – Get Creative Yet Healthy

Is the daily monotonous routine of toddler lunches getting you down?  The key is all in your attitude…your creative juice…and your knowledge of what is healthy for your little one.  Too often I find parents who are in a rut with what to fix their little ones for lunch turn to the fast, processed & packaged foods they can find in the many big box grocery store chains.

Instead of turning to packaged snackables, hotdogs, or mac-n-cheese, try taking these fresh, healthy options and turn them into a creative lunch which will bring a huge smile to your little one.  Most recently, I took the following ingredients and turned them into a fun experience: Strawberry Cream Cheese Sandwich: Ingredients: organic fresh strawberries, Organic Valley organic cream cheese spread, and Rudi’s Organic Bakery Multigrain Oat bread.  These are 3 ingredients my little ones normally enjoy separately although I was feeling in a rut with what to make for lunch.

I sliced the strawberries into thin circles, cut off the crust from a slice of bread, and spread the cream cheese onto the slice of bread.  I first cut the bread in half and then added 3-4 strawberry slices onto the bread.  Next, I doubled up the slices to make one half sandwich.  I then cut the sandwich into small squares.  Here you have 4 small strawberry cream cheese sandwiches.

 

You can either set these sandwich squares on a plate with a few extra strawberries

  

Or you can get creative as shown here and creative a smiling face for your little one to enjoy