Whether your toddler is a full time stay at home toddler, or juggles some stay at home toddler time with out of home playdates, daycare, pre-school and park time with other toddlers; honey sandwiches every day for lunch just isn’t going to cut it.
If you are stuck for ideas, check out our selection of lunch ideas for the stay at home toddler.
Toddlers love feeding themselves with easy to grab and toddler bite-sized morsels. Try tempting your toddler with:
- Toast soldiers, with a spread or served with dips.
- Salad mix plate with cut carrots, celery sticks, cucumber slices, baby tomatoes and chunks of lettuce.
- Regular sandwiches cut into shapes with cookie cutters, or cut cheese and lunch meats to serve with crackers.
- Chicken breast strips with vegie sticks and dip or sauce.
- Felafels with hummus and salad
Under the Grill
Some of the best lunch ideas come out from under the grill. While your home, consider whipping up:
- Cheese on toast. Jazz it up with vegemite, avocado or tomato underneath the cheese.
- English muffin pizzas. Top an English muffin with tomato sauce, ham, pineapple and a bit of cheese and grill.
- Use your sandwich press to make Quesadilla. Fill a tortilla with chicken, Mexican mince or beans and cheese and toast until the cheese melts.
From the stovetop or oven baked
- Try our recipe for Mushroom and Bacon Mini Quiches or turn macaroni and cheese into single serves by scooping into a muffin tin and topping with cheese, melted in the oven.
- Get a toddler friendly soup bubbling away and give everyone a delicious warm lunch served with toast or garlic bread. Or try this Pumpkin Risotto for Toddlers.
- Bake some Cheesy Vegemite Scrolls.
- Breakfast foods such as baked beans or boiled eggs can be easily made into an excellent stay at home toddler’s lunch.
Round off their lunch with some fruit and yogurt and it will hardly matter if they eat anything else all day! What is your go-to stay at home lunch?