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Lunches Toddlers Can't Turn Down

6 fun and creative toddler lunch ideas from New York City-based nutritionist Keri Glassman.
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Like adults, kids just wanna have fun when it comes to food. Give them a good (and healthy!) mealtime with these ideas from New York City-based nutritionist Keri Glassman.

Alphabet grilled cheese: Make grilled cheese with whole-wheat bread; then use a cookie cutter to transform your sandwich into a heart, star, or the first letter of your child’s name.

Creative roll-ups: Wrap pieces of cheese around carrot sticks or pieces of turkey around pretzel rods for fun twists on the same-old, same-old lunch. Bonus: This is one "recipe" kids can do themselves!

Ants on a log: Fill stalks of celery with peanut butter and sprinkle with raisins or dried cranberries for a fiber- and protein-rich snack.

Smiley burgers: Make hamburgers more appealing (and nutritious) by topping them with pepper slices as a mouth and peas for eyes. Serve the top bun on the side so kids can enjoy your artwork before taking a bite.

Mock sushi: Layer a whole-wheat tortilla with turkey, cheese, lettuce, and peppers. Then roll up the tortilla, cut it crosswise into sushi-style pieces, and see how cool it looks.

Baked potato bar: Give your child a cooled half-baked potato, and spread out toppings to pile on including plain yogurt or sour cream, chopped tomatoes, broccoli, and shredded cheese.

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  • Rated 0 out of 5 by 4reviewers.
    Rated 0 out of 5 by I really enjoyed the lunch ideas and my little guy really enjoyed them as well. November 26, 2013
    Rated 0 out of 5 by ants on a log is classic, I want to try this for my toddlers. August 11, 2013
    Rated 0 out of 5 by these ideas are great my toddler is picky.. thank you. May 9, 2012
    Rated 0 out of 5 by These are really good ideas! Especially the mock sushi and ants on a log. Those are old school favorites that I had as a kid. The potato idea is good too because it gets them involved! November 20, 2011
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