Any breakfast and lunch ideas for our 18 month olds, I am stumped!!
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Lis - posted on 07/28/2010
the quicker the better! Frozen whole grain waffles, pancakes etc with All fruit and a side of fruit , strawberries, grapes ( cut of course) blueberries. Any yogurt. Who said breakfast is only for breakfast. If you are really pressed for time at dinner time, make breakfast for dinner!
Judy - posted on 07/27/2010
Wow, Sarah, that sounds like a lot of effort at lunch time. We tend to do pasta/meat/veg at dinner time and make lunch really simple. Sandwiches with cream cheese, or sliced cold meat like ham. Baked beans (great source of protein) straight from the tin or 2 min noodles, and of course lots of fruit.
Breakfast is cereal and milk and on occasion just toast. I also do banana pancakes sometimes when I have the time and old bananas, the kids love them.
Marlana - posted on 07/28/2010
I do a mixture of cereal, cereal bars, yogurt, applesauce, and fruit for breakfast mostly. When we dont have a busy morning and cook scrambled eggs, biscuits, pancakes, waffles. (this isnt very often, usually once a weekend at most)
Lunch- I usually do sandwhiches (peanut butter, cheese, or lunchmeat) with fruit, a veggie (left over from dinner the night before), or fresh veggies, sometimes mac and cheese. Ive been getting some frozen fruit this summer because its been so hot and its a good cool treat for them to have. And the quaker rice things that are like the size of chips and they have different flavors (its a whole lot better than chips but the same with lunch)
Sarah - posted on 07/27/2010
Hahaha I tend to pasta lunches on weekends or when we are all going to be home for lunch-which sadly isn't often. But the best thing I think about pasta like that is that it re-heats great and if we have it for dinner I will give it to my son for lunch the next day :)
Sarah - posted on 07/26/2010
Fresh watermelon (no seeds) canteloupe, banannas, strawberries, fruits are great but watch for too much acid and be careful of seeds. My son also likes oatmeal in the winter. He loves french toast (I put a little vanilla in the mix) with a tiny bit of powder sugar cut into small slices. He also loves (LOVES) cereal bars (gerber has some or nutragrain). Scramble an egg in the microwave with a little cheese (dairy and protein). my son even likes cold cereal now! lol
Lunch time- the rotini pasta with small amount of sauce and cooked veggies- easy to pick up and good for them. My son also really likes grilled chicken cut up into small bites or even frozen chicken patties or something (there are alot of all natural ones now) if you are short on time. If your little one doesn't have as many teeth, cottage cheese is a great source of protein too. We also really like doing yogurt: great dairy and fun to eat (either letting them have at the bowl of it themselves or helping them with a go-gurt type thing which are GREAT frozen). Grilled cheese, rolled "tacos" with ground beef/turkey and cheese then melted in microwave. Lots of things that you can do! :D Hope that you are able to get some good ideas!
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