Working mothers of toddlers, we feel you! You may be considering now a hot bath and a cup of coffee or maybe a long enjoyable lunch, instead of a quick gulp of food.
Well, make time for relaxation and keep your hobbies on your to-do list because we are here to make your life easier.
Has it ever occurred to you how other modern-day moms manage their work and their slow eating toddlers? When toddlers enjoy taking their time at the lunch table, the key is to minimize the time you spend on preparing their lunch.
Find below a variety of quick and fun recipes for your toddler to enjoy.
Quick and Fun Lunch Ideas
Baked Quinoa Chicken Nuggets
Since chicken nuggets are your baby’s favorite food, serve them the healthy way. Use quinoa for breading the chicken instead of panko bread crumbs. Furthermore, as you know, baking the nuggets is surely much healthier than frying them.
Avocado Pasta Salad
Avocado embodies a variety of essential vitamins that facilitate your baby’s development. Therefore, the avocado pasta salad may not only be tasty but also a healthy choice.
This easy- to- prepare salad may constitute as many ingredients as you like. However, the most essential are avocado and pasta (or whole-grain pasta). It is definitely much healthier to use mustard for the dressing, and you can add honey for a sweeter taste.
I remember I used to cheer when we had pizza for lunch. Between us, I still do.
Make your pizza as healthy as you can by adding the veggies that you like. Moreover, lower your toddler’s unnecessary fat intake and substitute your dough with a cauliflower crust.
How to Make a Cauliflower Crust
Veggie Pizza Roll-Ups
Pizza roll-ups are irresistible! Make them easy for your toddler to grab. Roll the pizza ingredients in dough and bake them in a muffin pan.
Mac and Cheese
Pasta is always a toddler’s favorite. Now, mac and cheese is delicious and also a quick meal.
To serve it the healthy way, use whole grain pasta. Prepare the cream sauce and add a variety of cheeses.
Cheese is a premium source of calcium, protein, and fat.
Quick Honey-Baked Carrots for Lunch
I remember the first time I served my baby carrots he spitted them out. Therefore, I am planning to make them tastier for him as carrots are greatly nutritious.
Honey-baked carrots are healthy and easy-to-prepare. After dipping your carrots in honey, add salt and put them in the oven for a few minutes to roast.
This meal is quick yet fun and nutritious!
Coconut Flour Pancakes
Make the best pancakes with coconut flour. Find the recipe at cottercrunch.com.
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Quick Popcorn Cauliflower for Lunch
If there is always a fight when feeding your toddler cauliflower, offer it the fun way.
Make popcorn cauliflower. Lightly fry the cauliflower pieces and dip them in honey sauce. You may sprinkle sesame seeds at the end.
Baking Sheet Quesadillas
Instead of making individual quesadillas that take enormous amount of time for working mothers, make baking sheet quesadillas.
Being a good parent is essential to maintain steadiness in the family. Every man and woman wishes to raise happy children. Now, with life’s frazzling demands, it has become challenging, and every parent is looking for ways to save time. Try the recipes above and see how much time you can spare to spend time with your happy family.