Easy toddler lunch ideas – BBC Good Food

Looking for a quick lunch to whip up for your little one? See our easy toddler recipes for some great ideas. They’re perfect for mid-week meals at home or a packed lunch on the go.

Our lunch ideas include healthy recipes packed with nutrients like vitamin C and omega-3. We also have plenty of freezable dishes, perfect for meal planning and getting ahead for the week.

For more inspiration, see our best recipes for toddlers and everything you need for a balanced diet for toddlers.

These healthy sweetcorn and spinach fritters are packed with vitamin C from the vegetables, plus protein from the egg. They make great finger foods for baby-led weaning. Freeze a big batch to get ahead for weeks to come.

Salmon fish fingers with chunky chips

What’s better than fish and chips for a filling lunch? This salmon version is perfect for toddlers, filled nutrients like omega-3. Simply bread the fish fingers, then bake in the oven. Feel free to make a big batch and freeze for future lunches.

Egg muffins

Make a batch of these mini egg and vegetable muffins for a lunch that’s sure to satisfy little ones. Kids can pack in three of their five-a-day with courgette, carrots and peas. Simply combine the vegetables with egg and feta and bake in the oven.

Split pea dahl

This healthy dhal recipe is a great way to start introducing little ones to mild curry flavours and spices. It’s packed with nutritious spinach and yellow split peas. This is another great option for batch cooking and freezing for meal planning.

Cauliflower cakes

Cauliflower cakes are a great way to get kids eating extra vegetables. Simply steam the cauliflower then blitz in a food processor with breadcrumbs, grated cheddar, an egg and a few chives. Shape into patties and bake until crispy.

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