Toddler Lunches

User - posted on 02/07/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Starting in a new daycare next week where I need to pack a lunch for my 2.5 year old. Any ideas on good lunches that he might eat that does

n't include chicken nuggets?

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Brandy - posted on 02/07/2009

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I have always done a PB&J cut up, a raw veggie, and a friut or yogurt. Both my girls (1 1/2, 6) love that. It really just depends on what your child likes and will eat that you can send in that doesn't need to be cooked or warmed up. Good luck and I hope this helps

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Semantha - posted on 02/10/2009

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We also do 'quesadillas': two tortillas with cheese and honey mustard in the middle, then i heat for 10 seconds to melt, then cut with a pizza cutter so they have triangles. Fruit cups or fresh fruit; graham crackers or pretzels or goldfish, etc; Danimals lately (or other yogurt). My older girl also loves hummus rollups, or the deli meat and cheese rollups. I have also done hotdog kabobs-(2) toothpick with alternating slices of hot dog and sliced up cheesestick (when i am desperate! lol). Its amazing what you can use a cheesestick for when you are out of cheese. :)

Char - posted on 02/09/2009

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Spaghetti, home made mac and cheese, soup and sandwich (or wrap)
Cheese with crackers and some meat, rice with corn and salmon..
veggie stir fry with rice...

Crystal - posted on 02/09/2009

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deli meat and cheese rollups. whole wheat pasta noodles with olive oil and parmesan cheese + whatever veggie he likes. homemade pizza on a whole wheat flatbread or pita. my boys love meatballs. sometimes i make them and sometimes i buy the turkey flavor from trader joes

Corinne - posted on 02/09/2009

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I recently made a sandwich for my son that consisted of peanut butter and very thinly sliced bananas. I removed the crust and then cut it up into little squares. He loved it! Dole also makes fruit cups like pineapple and mixed fruit stored in natural juices, not syrup. :)

Jen - posted on 02/08/2009

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I always send a gerber graduate meal. I've seen the other kids with chef boyardi meals, lunchables, easy mac, and I've even seen a frozen dinner a couple if times. My daughter's day care also does a different lunch every Friday for $3 as a fundraiser.

Rachel - posted on 02/07/2009

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Something they don't have to heat up, my daycare doesn't like heating up 10 lunches. I do a sandwich, some kind of crackers and a gogurt or a tub of fruit.

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