We all know that balance and healthy food is most important for the toddlers.You can just throw something together for yourself unworthy of any taste, health factors, or style, but when it comes to your toddler lunch ideas, you must get five-star-restaurant creative! So, because we are still in back-to-school fever, we decided to offer you a few tips for how should look like the lunch boxes for your toddler.
Taken From: https://www.thelondonmother.net/
A portion of starchy food
White or wholegrain bread, rolls, pitta bread or wraps, plain naan bread, bagels, cooked pasta, rice, noodles, couscous or potato as a salad.
At least one portion of fruit and/or vegetable
Fresh, frozen, canned or dried, these can all count towards 5-A-DAY. Vegetables: carrot, cucumber, pepper or celery sticks, tomatoes, grated carrot in sandwiches or wraps, sweetcorn, peas or pulses in salad. Fruits: sliced apple or melon, plums, grapes, strawberries, kiwi, satsumas, chunks of pineapple, or dried fruit.
Fruit and Vegetable
Taken From: https://www.nhs.uk
A portion of meat, fish, eggs, beans or other non-dairy sources of protein
Sliced meat, chicken, fish, sliced egg in sandwiches, rolls or wraps, meat alternatives such as tofu or pulses like kidney beans and chickpeas in salads.
Fried Fice Lunch
Taken From: http://yummylunchclub.ca/
A portion of milk or dairy foods
Yoghurt or fromage frais, cheese in sandwiches or wraps, whole milk (for children aged one to two) or semi-skimmed (for children aged two and over).
Foods and drinks high in saturated fat, sugar (and/or salt) – try to limit these types of food and drink. Too much salt and saturated fat can increase the risk of some illnesses in later life while too much sugar can damage children’s teeth.
Kids Bento Box Lunch
Taken From: https://lajollamom.com/
He are example for one week menu:
Main meal: Egg salad sandwich
Snack: Ginger biscuits with satsumas
Main meal: Tuna and lettuce pitta
Snack: Cheesy stuffed potato skins, apple and kiwi and carrot and cucumber batons
Main meal: Creamy potato salad
Snack: Cheese wrapped in ham rolls, hard boiled egg, carrot and cucumber batons and houmous
Main meal: Ploughman’s pitta – ham, cheese, cucumber and lettuce
Snack: Carrot and cucumber batons with houmous, mini fruit salad
Main meal: Chicken and potato with salad
Snack: Blueberry muffin