Let’s lunch with your Toddler

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  • Follow our sample menu for nutritious lunches for your Toddler.

If you’re running low on nutritious lunch ideas for your Toddler, here are some lunch menus developed for Toddlers by a Registered Dietitian.

These convenient and easy-to-follow menus are customized to your child’s stage of development and contain food groups and nutrients that toddlers need.

Keep in mind

This is only a guide. It’s important for you to follow your baby’s unique hunger and fullness cues.


Idea 1
  • ¼ cup diced cantaloupe melon, cut to ¼" dices
  • ¼ cup tomato soup made with water
  • ½ tuna salad sandwich cut to bite-sized pieces: 2 slices whole-wheat bread, 1 oz. tuna, 1 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 4 fl. oz. GERBER® GRADUATES® Protect—Powder Formula


Idea 2

  • 1 tray GERBER® GRADUATES® Pasta Pick-Ups®—Cheese Ravioli in Tomato Sauce
  • GERBER® GRADUATES® Puffs—Apple Cinnamon: naturally flavored with other natural flavors
  • 4 fl. oz. milk or GERBER® GRADUATES® Protect—Powder Formula
  • ¼ cup sliced peaches, peeled and cut to ¼" dices


Idea 3

  • 1 tray GERBER® GRADUATES® LIL' ENTRÉES®—Pasta Stars in Meat Sauce with Green Beans
  • ¼ cup sliced strawberries, cut to bite-sized pieces
  • 4 fl. oz. milk or GERBER® GRADUATES® Protect—Powder Formula


Idea 4

  • ¼ cup GERBER® GRADUATES® Fruit & Veggie Melts® Snack—Very Berry Blend: naturally flavored with other natural flavors
  • 1 container GERBER® GRADUATES® Lil’ Meals™ White Turkey Stew with Rice & Vegetables
  • ½ cup whole milk


Idea 5

  • 4 fl. oz. milk or GERBER® GRADUATES® Protect formula
  • 1 tray GERBER® GRADUATES® LIL' ENTRÉES®—Macaroni & Cheese with Seasoned Peas & Carrots
  • ½ tray GERBER® GRADUATES® Fruit Pick-Ups™—Diced Apples


Idea 6

  • 12 pieces GERBER® GRADUATES® Puffs—Apple Cinnamon: naturally flavored with other natural flavors
  • 1 jar GERBER® GRADUATES® LIL’ STICKS®—Meat Sticks
  • ¼ cup sliced ripe avocado, peeled and cut to bite-sized pieces4 fl. oz. milk or GERBER® GRADUATES® Protect—Powder Formula


Idea 7

  • ¼ cup, sliced banana
  • 4 fl. oz. milk or GERBER® GRADUATES® Protect formula
  • ½ whole-grain bagel (3" diameter) with cream cheese, cut to bite-sized pieces, 1 tbsp. cream cheese
  • ½ tray GERBER® GRADUATES® Veggie Pick-Ups™—Diced Carrots

 

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