Post 58 – A Week of Toddler Lunches

I have still been cooking for the family and hoping these children will eat!

Overall, they are warming up to my food (and to me). Here’s a photo of last week’s lunches

Ham and Cheese Quiches

To start the week: Ham and cheese mini quiches, cucumbers, and Ranch to dip!

Homemade Chicken Nuggets with ketchup, cucumbers, and squeeze-able applesauce

Next up: Homemade Chicken Nuggets with ketchup, cucumbers, and Go-Go Squeez applesauce

Chicken, Cheese and lettuce burrito with cantaloupe

Chicken, Cheese and lettuce burrito with cantaloupe

Don’t worry I didn’t give them that much burrito. I just wanted you to see what the inside looked like.

photo 2(3)

Sunbutter (think peanut butter made with sunflower seeds) pasta with veggies and Ranch and yogurt.

Similar to a peanut butter sauce (except no nuts at their school) this sauce is an easy blend of soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame, and your choice of nut butter. Delicious!

And finally –

photo 1(4)Pesto macaroni noodles with broccoli and cherry tomatoes. On the side seared apple chicken sausage (which they love!) and Go-Go Squeez applesauce.

While I am not sure how much of these lunches these kids actually ate, I think they are getting better at finishing what’s on their plates.

More next time!

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6 thoughts on “Post 58 – A Week of Toddler Lunches

  1. How old are your toddlers? Alison (nearly 2 now!) passionately loves dipping ANYTHING. She’d be very happy with these lunches (except for the dairy part, but she loves her almond milk and soy cheese. Ew…) I will send you a video of her making a “sannish” of English muffin half, broccoli, chicken finger, and spaghetti. There’s no accounting for kids.

    • These guys are 3 years old. I did read in a “picky eaters” book that kids like to dip. Sometimes they like to dip the wrong things though, like the time the little girl put her banana bread in her ketchup, and left it there for me to find!
      Alison is quite a sweet little girl. I saw the fb video of her making a spaghetti sandwich. Quite creative!

  2. You know that chicken nuggets are supposed to be served with ranch dressing not ketchup. Perhaps that is part of the problem winning the kids over.

    UJ

    PS and none of that low fat stuff!

    • Didn’t know that. Thanks UJ!

      And definitely not low fat – especially for kids! They need the fat while they’re young and growing.

  3. Pingback: Post 108 – Homemade Mac and Cheese… and what to do with the leftovers | Erin Eating Everything

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