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Brown Bag Lunch Ideas for 2 Year Old

My son recently started daycare/school and I am straining to think of ideas for his lunches. So far we've been doing a lot of PB&J, chicken nuggets and cheese sandwiches for the "main course", cut up fruit, crackers and cheese sticks for the snack. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

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www.lunchinabox. net

http://southernfood .about.com/ cs/lunchboxideas /a/school_ lunch.htm

http://www.thetoddl ercafe.blogspot. com/

http://www.ilunchbo x.com

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Graham crackers w/ PB and honey, made into sandwich. Trail mix, with small pieces of fruit and nuts, cereal, granola, raisins, cherries, blueberries, etc. Wheat crackers, or wheat thins. Oatmeal or instant cream of wheat can be made easily with a microwave and water. Leftovers are great, anything can be saved and heated for lunch. All fresh fruits, cheeses, veggie sticks with different dips (I have a recipe for avocado chocolate dip that is awesome). Leftover rice and/or noodles, any pasta dinner, kids love spaghetti. If you have rice add some cheese to the top. My daughter loves tomato. I make her a salad with tomato, avocado, cranberries, crushed walnuts and sprinkle with cheese. If the daycare will warm up food, and the food is also refrigerated beforehand then the possibilities are endless. Anything your son will eat for breakfast and dinner would work. Any leftover or anything he likes.

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http://www.recipezaar.com/cookbook/Toddlers-93092

It says "Toddlers", but really for kids in general.

Please don't forget to feed your son:
beans and rice (excellent protein, carbs and fiber)
hummus (healthy fats)
avocado (healthy fats)

Good luck!

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Honestly, I would find another day care where they fix hot meals for them. They are around.

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Roll turkey or ham around a cheese stick, buy thick slices of ham and cut it in cubes, make wraps with torillas (pbj, pb+banana, ham+cheese, etc), lunch meat or pbj in a pita, leftovers in a tupperware if they will heat them or if he will eat them cold, applesauce and graham crackers to dip, honey and apple slices to dip

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www.lunchinabox. net

http://southernfood .about.com/ cs/lunchboxideas /a/school_ lunch.htm

http://www.thetoddl ercafe.blogspot. com/

http://www.ilunchbo x.com

Hope this helps ~ www.themommy-consultant.com

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If you go to a health food store like Whole Foods they have all sorts of healthy kid snacks perfect for a packed lunch.

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My son likes the little lunchables, with cheese, crackers & meat. They are very reasonably priced as well as stay cold enough in the lunch box. We also freeze go-gurts and by lunch time they are defrosted enough to eat.

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I pack my Son's lunch (he is also 2 years old) every day (except for Friday's because his school offers hot lunches on Friday's). Here are some of the websites I checked out to get me inspired to make him a healthy and fun lunch every single day:

http://www.kraftrecipes.com/YourKids/lunchbox-solutions/P...

http://www.parents.com/kids/nutrition/lunch/healthy-schoo...

http://www.wholesometoddlerfood.com/

Good Luck and Have Fun making his lunches! I actually like the fact that I get to make my Son's lunches every day. This way, I know exactly what he is eating for lunch every day! :)

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