5 Easy Toddler Lunch Ideas: That don't involve sandwiches

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Some days I really struggle with ideas to make toddler lunches more exciting! If you are like me, sometimes the easiest meal for toddlers for lunch are sandwiches. We love our toasties in this house, a good old cheese, ham and avocado toastie (jaffle) is always a winner. But, on the fifth day in a row of having a toastie, I'm starting to feel that this lunchtime thing is getting a little redundant!!

So, I decided to put together this little post, and share some of the toddler recipes and ideas I already have in one nice little easy to find place!


1. Gnocchi with Zucchini Ribbons:


2. Quesadillas 





5. Spinach & Mushroom Scrambled Eggs on toast: It is exactly what it sounds like and served with a side of avocado! This one isn't a recipe posted here, it is just what we made today for lunch, so I thought I should include it! 



The great thing about most of these meals is that you can make them in a bigger batch and then freeze them. Meaning less work for you, and I'm a big fan of less work!! Oh and they are yum for Mum (or Dad) too! 

Linking up with Jess for #IBOT




24 comments on "5 Easy Toddler Lunch Ideas: That don't involve sandwiches"
  1. Wow I have to admit they don't look so easy for me -but they do look delish!! I like the idea of baking lots and freezing them though!

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  2. The first time they might not be that 'easy' but after that, they take about as long as cooking pasta!! Some quicker! And making multiple lunches
    In one shot definitely makes it easier on me!! x

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  3. What great ideas! My toddler sometime refuses a sandwich, so there areas are excellent.
    I'd love to try her with a quesadila.

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  4. Oh I may not be a toddler but these look so yummy!! I want to eat all of them right now!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!! :-)

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  5. Karen never mind the toddlers just now, those eggs on rye and quesadillas look yummo! #teamIBOT

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  6. Thanks for sharing your ideas. Scrambled eggs and mushrooms is a regular here. I'm going to give the Quesadillas a go!

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  7. Oh my goodness those rolls are like amazing to look at! You are a whiz and a half in the kitchen by the look of it

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  8. These are brilliant Karen! Lunches are definitely boring around here with vegemite sandwiches or ham/cheese/tomato toasties being the standard 2 choices on offer. I could definitely manage that veggie mac n cheese - looks delicious! Mel x

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  9. Such a beautiful photo. Enjoy every minute with your Nanna, they are so special. I sadly lost mine 2 years ago but she adored her great-grand children and I am grateful for the fact she got to meet our children.....I hope to be able to meet mine down the track too. Mel x

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  10. Thanks for these Karen, there is something very deflating about serving up the same meals day in day out - these look great!

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  11. Thanks for this roundup! I'm always cracking my head for toddler meal ideas and am constantly scouring for recipes that are easy and effective!

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  12. I feel like we always have the same thing for lunch. Thanks for the ideas

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  13. lunch times are always a bit hit and miss round here- it's hard not to get a little deflated on ALL those school lunch box meals that loom ahead into future! (I'm all for big batches and freezing though!)

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  14. I know how she feels, sometimes I refuse a sandwich too!! And quesadillas are pretty great!

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  15. I know, I eat them too, I might put in the extra effort because it's what I want rather than catering for the toddler! Ha!

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  16. I think I might have it for lunch again tomorrow!! It really is a great Lunch!!

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  17. They are so easy, and just change things up a bit, and you can add some sneaky veggies too!!

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  18. I'm not at all!! My husband is the whiz, I just claim his ideas as my own ;)

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  19. Yes, I love the mac n cheese!! Secretly I also make it for the whole family for dinner. Because who doesn't love some cheesy pasta goodness! Toasties are pretty great, but just no everyday I have found ha!

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  20. It's soooo deflating. My husband just got home from a night away for work, and told me he are a great meal for dinner in a restaurant BY HIMSELF.. I almost cried! I had reheated pasta with a screaming toddler!

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  21. I am always on the hunt for new ideas for toddlers too!! These are a hit in our house, I hope they go down well for you too!

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  22. It's so easy to forget about lunch ideas when doing the shopping, and then I end up with sandwiches by default!

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  23. I don't even want to start thinking about making lunch box meals, sounds WAY too stressful for me!! I'm more of a last minute ideas woman!

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  24. Lunchtime just frustrates me in general, because I hate having the need to eat!
    I'm all for easy here, that usually involves whatever will take the least washing up :)

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