A plate of salmon fish fingers with chunky chips and peas on a spotted plate

Easy toddler lunch ideas

Avoid midday hunger tantrums with our easy toddler lunch ideas. Our simple recipes are loaded with nutrients and easily be frozen to get ahead.

Looking for a quick lunch to whip up for your children? We have easy toddler recipes that are perfect for midweek meals at home or a packed lunch on the go.

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Our lunch ideas include healthy recipes packed with nutrients like vitamin C and omega-3. We all know how hectic life can be with little ones, so we’ve included 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.

Sweetcorn & spinach fritters

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 recipe is perfect for toddlers, packed with omega-3. You could double-up this simple recipe and freeze the extras for future lunches.

Mini egg & veg muffins

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

Mild split pea & spinach dhal

This healthy dhal recipe is a great introduction 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.

Cauliflower cheese cakes

These clever cauliflower cakes are a great way to get kids eating extra veg. 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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