02/02/2016

8 Inspirational Toddler Lunch & Dinner Meals

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Planning meals for your kids 3 times a day, 365 days a year proves to be rather tricky when you run out of ideas. In each of our households we all have different backgrounds with food. We have grown up learning/ being exposed to food in all different ways. Who else is going to suggest scrummy meal ideas that your toddler might not throw on the floor and instead decide to eat it? That's right...I always think its best to get toddler food inspiration from other parents. I am going to share 8 lunchtime and dinner meals for you to oogle over.

I decided to do this post as I post Penelopes meals regularly on Instagram. I always get comments from people about how much they love seeing them, and how helpful it is for their own children. Thinking about the positive response I get from Instagram I thought I would share with Babyy Pebbles.

 Cous Cous
x1 Scrambeled egg
Carrots
Broccoli
Sweetcorn
Added:
Skips 
1/2 Apple

Picnic Lunch
x4 Party sausages
x1 Mini sausage roll cut in half
Soreen lunchbox loaf
x2 Buttered baby potatoes
x1 Satsuma 
x3 Baby plum tomatoes

Stir Fry
Egg fried noodles
Stir fry mix
Mushrooms
Monge Tout
Baby Corn
Chinese Stir Fry Mix
Added
Quavers
x1 Slice ham rolled and cut in half
x1 Cheese string cut into four
(to encourage her start eating her dinner as Stir Frys are a little new to her diet)

Homemade Pizza 
(Penny was my assistant, warning VERY messy!)
Peppers
Spiniach
Grated Cheese
Tomato Puree
Ready made Pizza dough
Pepperoni slices
Ham cut into small squares
Sweetcorn

Roast Dinner
Buttered Mushrooms
A small amount of roast chicken, not to overload her and there was more if wanted
x1 Roast potato cut up
1/4 Yorkshire
Variation of mixed vegetables
Small drizzle of gravy

Pasta Bake
500g Pasta cooked
x1 Jar of Dolmios creamy tomato sauce
 x6 Slices of ham into tiny squares
Sweetcorn
Grated cheese on top, and bake for 20 minutes
Added:
1/3 Small banana
Handful of small sized grapes cut in half
Raisins snackbox
x3 Party sausages
x1 Mini sausage roll cut in half

Stir Fry
Beef meat balls
Egg noodles
Bean sproats
Baby corn
Monge Tout
Soy Sauce
1/2 Teaspoon of garlic
Mushrooms
1/4 of Onion
200ml Water
Large handful of spinach

Chicken & Sweetcorn Sandwich 
Mayonaise
Chicken
Sweetcorn
Bread
Added:
x2 Baby plum tomatos cut in 1/4
x1 Half small banana
Handful of cheerios
x1 Rasberry & strawberry yogurt
x1 Cheese string

I really hope you enjoyed this post, and if you did let me know so I can do some for for you! I really love making food for Penny. Coming up with different ideas each day is exciting but hardwork! Thankyou for reading as always, I really appreciate it.
       
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16 comments:

  1. thanks for this! i really struggle with erin and i feel shes always eating the same thing. i will try a few out :)

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    1. Your more than welcome. I actually really enjoyed putting this post together I may do more in the near future. x

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  2. It definitely becomes quite taxing. We seem to have the same lunches each week on rotation. Tuna and jacket potato and Spanish omelette are faves in our house xx

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    1. Its so easy to reach for the same things, as you want to make sure they eat! Ive had times like this myself. Its so hard. x I LOVE omelettes x

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  3. These are great lunch ideas. It's hard to get out of the routine of same foods day in day out. Luckily the boys have got school lunch and for tea they have whatever I ate the night before. I try to get them to try all different food x

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    1. I agree, i've never really changed my cooking because of having Penny. She just has what we have. I dont cook hugely spicey things, but even foods with sweet chilli or other such things she loves. x

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  4. These look so good and i never thought of adding something she likes to encpuragoher to eat. We seem to eat the same so often. X

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    1. Oh it helps massively. She'll obviously go for the things she knows but there will only be a little bit so because shes now got a taste for food she'll start trying and eating the other food. x

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  5. Some great ideas here. One of mine is a right fuss pot but i'll keep trying new things x

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    1. Awww thankyou lovely glad you liked it. Penny just has this 'thing' about eating on a plate. As soon as it lands infront of her it has to be tipped out. Then she will eat no matter how hungry she is. x

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  6. Some really great ideas!!! I love getting some more foodspiration for Evie's lunches. We have this cath kidston tray! It's so cute isn't it. xx

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    1. I love this tray. Main reason being its actually deep enough to put wetter foods in without it over spilling because of the deeper compartments x

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  7. I love these kind of posts. I always get inspiration from them. Love the varied meals. Does your little one eat all these things? I serve my toddler lots of variety but often it gets left haha. I still try though and get through some times! X

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    1. Glad you liked it lovely, i really enjoyed writing and putting together this post, so will be doing more in the near future if that was of interest again x

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  8. Gosh doesn't she eat well! Such varied meals. I am loving this food inspiration as it's so easy to get in a rut and dish out the same meals week after week. Thanks for sharing x

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    1. She is pretty good mostly but dont get me wrong she is your typical toddler and will tell you whats what if need be. x

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