Lunch Ideas for a 1 year old?

Cassondra - posted on 06/03/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )




Im just looking for some ideas of what you feed your one year olds for lunch and dinner? He is over the baby food but when I dont eat so healthy what are some things to give?


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User - posted on 06/03/2009




My daughter is 20 months old and she is not a meat eater but she like lunch meat. Hard to get her to eat chicken, hamburger, etc.... For lunch i usually try to keep it pretty simple with a bowl of fruit and a bowl of veggies like cooked carrots. She like pb&j. She also like tuna salad sandwiches, or egg salad. For a easy snack, i've baked pepperoni and patted the greese out and she can eat those kinda like chips! Hope this helps!!

Tara - posted on 06/03/2009




My daughter is 16 mo, she loves pb&j, deli turkey, cheese slices, also lunchables makes a lunchables jr. it is perfect for there little fingers and it cubed meat and cheese.

Lindsay - posted on 06/03/2009




We do a lot of peanut butter or pb&j sandwiches or lunch meat (they won't eat it on bread for some reason!). With that, I give them a fruit and veggie. Carrot sticks just about everyday at lunch or grean beans. Also apple slices or grapes, peaches, pineapple, pears. Those are quick things for when I'm not cooking a "meal". Other than that, they eat whatever I fix for dinner for everyone.

Becki - posted on 06/03/2009




my 1 year old fav thing for lunch is peanut butter sandwhiches. lunch meats, cheese, leftovers from last night dinner, hot dogs, fruit (mandarin oranges are her fav), noodles (ramen noodle), those are some other things she enjoys

Trish - posted on 06/03/2009




by 1 he should be able to have the same as an adult. things I often give my 2 are for lunch things like sandwiches, beans on toast, spaghetti hoops / shapes on toast, you could also give scrambled egg on toast although neither of my 2 like egg so that never worked on them. for dinner I'm not the best cook in the world so still usually fairly simple things, pasta bake, spaghetti bolognese, chicken and rice with a source, quiche with potatoes and salad, cauliflour cheese, a sunday dinner (chicken/pork/beaf with roast potatoes and vegitables etc.) etc. obviously anything very chewy like chicken would have to be chopped up but by 1yr both mine could manage it as long as it was in small pieces.

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