Packing a lunch doesn’t have to take a lot of time—and it most certainly doesn’t have to be complicated, especially not for a toddler. This lunch idea is an easy-to-assemble meal of mostly ready to eat foods that have a nice balance of nutrients, textures, and flavors. Here’s what’s in this lunch. Serve with milk and/or water as you like:
- Hard-cooked egg: The eggs we get are really fresh, so they are crazy hard to peel when hard-boiled. I simply use my poaching pan instead and make a few ahead of time on the weekend.
- Carrot sticks: For an older toddler, you can leave these raw. For a younger one, steam them until softer.
- Summer sausage: This tends to be a little softer than salami, so it’s easier to chew.
- Melon: You can leave it in chunks, as shown here, which are easy to pick up and take bites from, or dice the pieces small.
- Puffs: These don’t have much staying power, but they are fun to eat and most toddlers love them!
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