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® Good Start® Grow Nutritious Toddler Drink


Idea 2

  • 1 tray Gerber® Cheese Ravioli in Tomato Sauce and a side of mixed vegetables 
  • Gerber® Puffs — Apple Cinnamon
  • 4 fl. oz. milk or Gerber® Good Start® Grow Nutritious Toddler Drink
  • ¼ cup sliced peaches, peeled and cut to ¼" dices


Idea 3

  • 1 tray Gerber® Pasta Stars in Meat Sauce and a side of green beans
  • ¼ cup sliced strawberries, cut to bite-sized pieces
  • 4 fl. oz. milk or Gerber® Good Start® Grow Nutritious Toddler Drink


Idea 4

  • ¼ cup Gerber® Fruit & Veggie Melts® Freeze-Dried Fruit & Vegetable Snack — Very Berry Blend
  • 1 tray Gerber® Rice & Sweet Potatoes with carrots & chicken
  • ½ cup whole milk


Idea 5

  • 4 fl. oz. milk or Gerber® Good Start® Grow Nutritious Toddler Drink
  • 1 tray Gerber® Macaroni & Cheese and a side of seasoned peas & carrots
  • ½ tray Gerber® Pick-Ups™ — Diced Apples in white grape juice


Idea 6

  • 12 pieces Gerber® Puffs — Apple Cinnamon
  • 1 jar Gerber®  Lil’ Sticks® — Meat Sticks
  • ¼ cup sliced ripe avocado, peeled and cut to bite-sized pieces
  • 4 fl. oz. milk or Gerber® Good Start® Grow Nutritious Toddler Drink


Idea 7

  • ¼ cup, sliced banana
  • 4 fl. oz. milk or Gerber® Good Start® Grow Nutritious Toddler Drink
  • ½ whole-grain bagel (3" diameter) with cream cheese, cut to bite-sized pieces, 1 tbsp. cream cheese
  • ½ tray Gerber® Pick-Ups™ — Diced Carrots

 

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