what do you feed your 2 year old for lunch?

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Leah - posted on 01/11/2010

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My daughter loves oatmeal with applesauce for breakfast or scrambled eggs. She loves hotdogs and peas for lunch. She loves fresh fruit to snack on. She eats what we eats for dinner. She is 17 months old.

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Samantha - posted on 02/01/2012

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Depends on what you eat. A lot of kids at the preschool I worked at in Japan had rice, some vegetables, some meat, and fruit for dessert. If you give your kid a choice and consistently offer vegetables while eating them yourself, and eat with other families with kids that eat a variety of foods, your kid will eat a lot of foods too. If you yourself like fast food and don't eat leafy greens, your kid won't either.

Mica - posted on 01/12/2010

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there is a book out there called The Sneaky Chef, this woman tells you what foods to puree to add to what ever you are cooking to make sure your kids/family get the nutrition they need. There is a recipie for adding spinach to something she makes and no one ever knows its there. If I had more time, I would try some of the recipes my self cause my child will not eat peas or spinache!

Lisa - posted on 01/12/2010

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At 2 years old he can have exactly the same as you and the rest of the family have, just make sure that if you add salt to food you do it after you have taken his portion out. i'm very lucky with my 2 yr old daughter in that she will eat anything. a bowl of soup with bread to dip in always goes down well, or toasted sanwiches, steamed veggies with salmon and baby potatoes, jacket potato with cheese and beans or tuna and sweetcorn....
i think that this age is the best time to experiment with flavours, try and put something new on his plate at least once a week and give plenty of praise if he tries it. if he says he doesn't like it try it again in a few days.

i find it's always nice if you try and find the time to sit down and eat together so my girls never get anything different from the grown ups. they can all get lost if they think i'm gonna make more than one type of meal at a time!!!!!

Miranda - posted on 01/12/2010

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fish sticks, chicken nuggets, corn dogs, hot dogs, potatoes, sandwiches, mac and cheese, french fries, tator tots, chicken noodle soup w/ small amount of broth, goulash, pizza
just about anything that we have around the house thats easy to fix then he eats the same thing as the rest of us for supper

Crystal - posted on 01/11/2010

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my son pretty much only eats mac and cheese, pb and j, or chicken nuggets. he also liked the johnsonville chedder worst for a little while, but he wont eat that again yet LOL

Mica - posted on 01/11/2010

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when my little boy was around 2, he used to LOVE mixed vegetables from a can. So I would open a can, fix it, save half for another day that week and give him half (with the juice drained off) and then usually give him a few pieces of chicken nuggets or hot dog etc...
Good thing too cause he won't eat most of the vegetables in that can now! :(

Crystal - posted on 01/11/2010

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well my son is not 2 but he will be soon..But for lunch i give him mac and cheese ,hotdogs, peanut butter and jelly sandwitches with milk, grilled cheese sandwitches, chicken nuggets, noddles,pasta Just any kind of kids foods.

Helen - posted on 01/11/2010

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If you would like your child to eat a meal then feed them anything you would have as a meal, if you would like your child to have a light lunch you can give pasta, salad, sandwiches, boiled egg and toast. A two year old should be eating all food's by this stage...x

Tania - posted on 01/11/2010

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My 2 year old eats almost anything. I run a daycare and he eats, chicken nuggets, grilled cheese, pasta, pot pies, sometimes the banquet dinners, mac and cheese, he eats basically what we eat for dinner and lunch.

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