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15 Easy Lunch Ideas for 1 Year Olds

Amy Palanjian
Spinach Grilled Cheese is one of our favorite go-to 1 year old lunches and it's an easy recipe to make for the kids. You can even use the filling for future meals too—just stash it in the fridge!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 16 mins
Course lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 157 kcal


Spinach Grilled Cheese

  • 2 cups baby spinach (loosely packed)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 4 pieces whole grain bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Place the spinach, cheese, cream cheese, and cumin in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Spread a thin layer of the spinach mixture onto 2 of the slices of bread. (You may have leftovers.) Add the second bread slices on top to make a sandwich. Add a thin coat of butter to the outside of each sandwich.
  • Warm a skillet over medium heat. When warm, cook each sandwich for 2-3 minutes per side or until warmed through and melty.
  • Serve warm in slices or cubes.
  • You can store any leftover spinach mixture in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days to make additional sandwiches.


Here are other simple toddler lunch ideas to try too:


Calories: 157kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 9gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 241mgPotassium: 220mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 3209IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 251mgIron: 1mg
Keyword healthy grilled cheese, kids lunch ideas, toddler lunch
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