It's Wednesday, which means you might need a fresh burst of lunch-packing inspiration. This idea, which is built around leftovers and easy to prepare product, is perfect for a hungry toddler. It features a mix of protein, complex carbohydrates, fruits, and veggies for a balanced meal that will help them feel great the rest of the day. (Can you imagine how great it would be as an adult to know that every day after lunch you got to take a nap? Okay, moving on!).
We recently took this with us to a local park. Here's what's inside this packed toddler lunch:
- Leftover waffles: These are the Egg-Free Buckwheat Banana Waffles and we had one leftover from breakfast that I stuck into the fridge. They are good on their own or served as a sandwich with cream cheese or a nut butter inside.
- Ham slice: We don't always buy lunch meat, but it's a nice option for adding a bit of protein. We opt for nitrate- and antibiotic-free kinds, like those from Applegate Farm.
- Cubed kiwi: It had been a while since I bought kiwi so it was a big hit with Miss L!
- Sliced tomatoes: I know that someday soon we won't have fresh tomatoes in the garden, but until then we're trying to enjoy them as much as we can.
The lunch is packed in a perfect-for-toddlers Lunchbot Trio.
Check here for more ideas in this series of packed toddler lunches for daycare, picnics, or playdates.