Posted in Food & Cooking, Toddlers

My LO just turned 1. What are good lunch options for him to eat at daycare?

  • Elle
    Jan 01

    Proteins: tuna, chicken, kidney beans, other types of beans and lentils Vegetables: carrot, cauliflower, peas, green beans, broccoli Fruits: avocado, apple, mango, banana Starches: potato, sweet potato, grains Change up the cooking methods for each food so baby can try different textures of the same food item : steam, grill, and roast

  • Julie
    Jan 01

    Will they heat your LOs food up for them?? My daughters daycare provides lunch but there are a few things I know she won’t like so on those days I just pack her leftovers from dinner the night before. But my daughters daycare will warm the food so it tastes okay. Also I don’t like my daughter to eat some fruits or veggies that I know will constipate her (she’s frequently constipated) so for substitutes of those snacks I send in things like blueberries, strawberries, grapes, etc. all sliced up of course. Also if your LO isn’t picky and you’re in a time crunch, I always have a jar of sunbutter and jelly for a sunbutter and jelly sandwich. I’m assuming your center has a no nut policy and sandwiches like that should be okay. Also if your daycare has a snack cubby for your child, I make sure my daughters cubby has things like raisins and dried cranberries as well as those cheddar bunny crackers and honey graham crackers. I also send in sunseed crunch bars from Enjoy Life. They’re not terrible for her and she likes them. I know the crackers aren’t the greatest thing but I do worry sometimes that my daughter will get hungry (I’m not sure why I worry about this since her center provides breakfast, lunch, and two snacks) so I like there to be other options for her in her cubby if she suddenly decides she wants more.

  • Anonymous
    Jan 01

    Thank you both for your tips