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15 Healthy Lunch Recipes For Your Toddler

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Is your toddler the typical fussy eater? Do you always have a hard time trying to feed him? Are you constantly looking for new recipes to excite his palate?These healthy lunch recipes for toddlers are just delicious for fussy eaters. Read on to know more.

If you too are in the essential mommy battle of feeding your toddler, this article is just what you need.

Top 15 Lunch Recipes For Toddlers:

Go through these 15 recipes for toddlers lunch:

1. Honey, Peanut Butter And Banana Sandwich:

You Need:

  • Whole wheat bread
  • Peanut butter
  • Banana slices
  • Honey

How to:

  • Spread peanut butter on two bread slices. Add honey to one slice and bananas to the other. Close.

[ Read: Healthy Meal Plan For Toddlers ]

2. Banana Pancakes:

You Need:

  • Sliced bananas
  • Self-raising flour
  • Sugar
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Melted butter

How To:

  1. Dust bananas with flour.
  2. Mix flour, egg, milk and sugar to form batter.
  3. Heat butter in pan.
  4. Dip bananas in batter and fry till golden brown.

3. Cheese Filled Cauliflower Slices:

You Need:

  • Cauliflower florets
  • Grated cheese
  • Beaten eggs
  • Dried herbs of choice
  • Water

How To:

  1. Preheat oven to 220 degree C. Line baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Slightly grind cauliflower in blender to a coarse texture.
  3. Boil water in a pan. Place cauliflower in a sieve and put over pan. Steam till tender.
  4. Press cauliflower to remove any excess water.
  5. Mix cauliflower, cheese, eggs and herbs. Spread on a baking tray and shape as per choice. Sprinkle cheese.
  6. Bake till cheese melts. While it is still hot, cut into bite sized slices.

4. Baked Cheese Pasta With Vegetables:

You Need:

  • Pasta
  • Butter
  • Cornflour
  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Grated carrot
  • Peas
  • Corn
  • Water

How To:

  1. Grease baking dish and preheat oven at 180 degree C.
  2. Cook pasta in boiling water as per package instructions.
  3. Melt butter and add cornflour. Cook for a minute. Remove from heat. Add milk to make white sauce. Cook on low heat.
  4. Drain pasta and add to white sauce. Add cheese and vegetables.
  5. Add mix into baking dish and sprinkle cheese. Bake till golden brown.

[ Read: Vegetable Recipes For Toddlers ]

5. Pita Bread And Jam:

You Need:

  • Whole wheat pita bread
  • Cream cheese
  • Jelly

How To:

  • Spread cream cheese on bread and top with jelly.

6. Rice Balls:

You Need:

  • Rice
  • Water
  • Ground cumin
  • Paprika
  • Dried oregano
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Cheese cubes

How To:

  1. Mix all ingredients except cheese. Boil in a pan and cover and cook till rice is cooked and water absorbed. Let it cool.
  2. Place rice in hand, place a cheese cube in center and roll into a ball.
  3. Microwave till cheese melts.

[ Read: Quick and Nutritious Snacks For Your Toddlers ]

7. Lemon Fish Bites:

You Need:

  • Boneless fish
  • Plain flour
  • Beaten eggs
  • Bread crumbs
  • Lemon juice
  • Rind of lemons
  • Vegetable oil

How To:

  1. Slice fish into small bites. Add flour in bowl. Break eggs in another bowl.
  2. Mix crumbs and rind in another bowl.
  3. Place fish in flour bowl and coat. Remove excess. Dip in egg mix and then in crumb mix.
  4. Heat oil in pan and cook fish till golden brown.

[ Read: Finger Foods For Toddlers ]

8. Grilled Meat And Cheese Sandwich With Pears:

You Need:

  • Bread
  • Cheese
  • Sliced pear
  • Meat slice of choice
  • Butter

How To:

  1. Layer bread with cheese, pear, meat slice and close with another slice.
  2. Heat pan. Put butter on both bread slices from the outside. Cook till golden brown.

9. Singapore Noodles:

You Need:

  • Chicken breast fillet cut into thin strips
  • Vegetable oil
  • Beaten eggs
  • Chopped garlic, red chilli
  • Baby sweetcorn
  • Carrots cut into thin strips
  • Courgettes cut into thin strips
  • Beansprouts
  • Curry powder
  • Chicken stock
  • Peeled prawns
  • Thinly sliced spring onions
  • Chinese noodles

For Marinade:

  • Soy sauce
  • Sake
  • Sugar
  • Cornflour

How To:

  1. Mix marinade ingredients in a bowl, add chicken and marinade for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in pan and add egg to make a thin omelette. Remove it from the pan and cut into very thin ribbons.
  3. Heat more oil and sauté the garlic and chilli for about 30 seconds. Take the chicken out of the marinade and add in the pan. Cook for about five minutes and set aside.
  4. Heat oil in wok. Add the baby sweetcorn and carrots and stir fry for about two minutes. Add the courgettes and the beansprouts and cook for another two minutes. Add the curry powder to the stock and mix. Now pour this into the wok. Add the chicken to the work. Add the prawns, spring onions and the egg ribbons and fry for another two minutes.
  5. Cook the noodles in boiling water as per instructions. Drain and mix with the stir fried mix.

10. Cheese Potato Bake:

You Need:

  • Chopped potatoes, onion, bacon, green onions
  • Olive oil
  • Cream or milk
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Grated cheese
  • Water

How To:

  1. Put potatoes in a pan, cover with water and boil. Make sure they are cooked.
  2. Heat oil in pan and cook the meat and onion. Make sure they are cooked too.
  3. Drain the potatoes. Add it to the onion and meat mix, add the cream or the milk and add the salt and pepper.
  4. Mix well and put in an ovenproof dish. Bake for about 30 minutes or till it starts to turn golden brown.
  5. Sprinkle green onions on top.

11. Mini Pizza:

You Need:

  • Muffin halves
  • Marinara sauce
  • Steamed broccoli or spinach
  • Shredded cheese

How To:

  1. Spread muffin halves with sauce. Add the vegetable and sprinkle with cheese.
  2. Bake for five minutes at 350 degrees.

12. Fruity Tortilla Wrap:

You Need:

  • Whole wheat tortilla wrap
  • Fruit flavored cream cheese
  • Fresh chopped fruits

How To:

  • Spread tortilla with cheese. Add fruits. Wrap the tortillas.

13. Nutella Fairy Bread:

You Need:

  • Bread slices
  • Nutella
  • Sprinklers

How To:

  1. Spread slices with Nutella.
  2. Press them face down into sprinklers. Cut into triangles.

14. Chicken Fried Rice:

You Need:

  • Oil
  • Cubed chicken fillet
  • Chopped onion and green onions
  • Crushed garlic
  • Cooked rice
  • Chicken stock powder
  • Diced capsicum
  • Frozen peas
  • Soy sauce

How To:

  1. Heat oil in pan. Add chicken, onion and garlic. Stir fry.
  2. Add rice, chicken stock powder, capsicum and peas. Stir fry for about five to eight minutes.
  3. Add soy sauce and spring onions before serving.

15. Cereal Ball:

You Need:

  • Muesli
  • Wheat germ
  • Honey
  • Peanut butter
  • Raisins
  • Milk
  • Desiccated coconut

How To:

  1. Blend muesli and raisins in a food processor. Add honey and peanut butter and blend again.
  2. Roll into a ball. If it doesn’t hold, add little milk and roll again.
  3. Roll in the coconut.

These toddler recipes for lunch make great school lunches as well as a fun lunch afternoon at home. The lunch box recipes for toddlers will not disappoint you at all. But remember each and every lunch recipe for toddlers is a little time consuming but easy to make.Try them out, involve your toddler, and tell us which ones were the favorites.

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