Once your baby becomes a full-fledged toddler, feeding your little one becomes a bit more challenging as they’ve developed an opinion of what they want to eat and crave a little more autonomy. But because they tend to consume less breast milk or infant formula at this stage of life, what they eat also becomes even more important.
For toddlers, a healthy diet includes a variety of nutritious fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods (including lean meats, poultry, eggs, seafood, nuts, and seeds), dairy products (including milk, yogurt, and cheese), and oils. And lunchtime is a great opportunity to sneak important nutrients into your child’s diet. While many kids go through phases where they avoid one or more food groups, the right toddler lunch recipe can ensure that your little one is getting the right nutrients to fuel their body.
If you’re looking for nutritious toddler lunch ideas, keep reading to learn about some great ideas that are sure to find a place in your toddler lunch rotation. Plus, these lunch ideas for toddlers are all really handy, so you can send them off to pre-K or kindergarten knowing they’ll have a smile on their face in the afternoon.
– Additional reporting by Lauren Manaker
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