*Vol. Three of the Nora Eats series! I had so many of you say how much you loved this and how helpful it was! Here are some more meal ideas for your toddler!*
I really struggled when Nora transitioned from eating baby purees to eating table foods. I could not come up with ideas of what to feed her. I especially had trouble with lunches when I wasn’t cooking a big meal for the family. When we ate dinner I just gave her some of what we were eating. But for lunches I just didn’t know what to give her, I had little to no ideas at all! I even googled and looked up on Pinterest multiple times “toddler meal ideas.” This did actually prove to be very helpful, but mostly I just started thinking outside the box!
I am by no means a health nut. I don’t think you will ever see me doing Whole 30 or going Paleo (sorry, that’s just not me). I do however want Nora to have a well balanced diet and eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and protein since I know those are great for her little growing body!
I have decided to share some of the lunches I feed Nora in hopes that it can give others ideas of good combinations and convenient ideas for toddlers to eat. It will also be a great way for me to look back when I am needing some lunch inspiration in the future!
I should preface this with the fact that we have been blessed with the absolute best eater ever! This gal will eat anything you put in front of her and almost always eats it all! Since I have been home, she eats her lunch around 11:45-12:00, then Collin comes home for lunch at 12:15. She normally eats all her food, then parks it on daddy’s lap to eat half of his lunch too! My little piggy!
Nora is not always a lover of ground beef, but if I add some BBQ sauce or Catalina dressing she will eat it pretty well!
My gal loves string cheese, and it really is such an easy and healthy way for her to get some dairy!
These sugar snap peas came straight from our garden! Nora loves to eat them while I am picking veggies. I didn’t do a thing to them other than cut them up!
Ritz crackers are a favorite around here. I usually use them as my way to appease here while I finish making lunch, but today they were part of the meal.
Shredded some deli turkey. This really is a go-to lunch option because it is quick and easy. She gobbles the turkey right up! (see what I did there?)
Kiwi is almost always super cheap at Aldi and Nora really likes it. You can get a big carton with about 10-12 kiwis, they are easy to cut and super good for her!
Toddler meal prep tip | To help makes things easier on you, when cutting up fruit or steaming veggies, always make extra. Store the extra in the fridge, then tomorrow’s lunch can be ready much quicker!
Hope this gave you some ideas for your toddlers! Look for more Nora Eats posts in the future!
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