3 Healthy lunch ideas for toddlers in daycare

For many parents, coming up with toddler meal ideas is a major task,myself included! These concepts will assist you develop quick, delicious, and healthy child lunches that are easy to pack. Whether your kid goes to daycare, preschool, or just needs a meal to take with him on the go, each packed lunch may be eaten right out of a lunchbox without reheating.

When your little one needs a lunch for preschool, daycare try these healthy toddler lunch recipes.

Honey butter sandwich

Sandwiches would be a fantastic option when it comes to lunch ideas for toddlers. You can also prepare a sandwich with peas,potato,beans,carrot and cheese spread. It is simple to prepare and incredibly delicious. A sandwich is something that all children adore due to the variety. The main ingredient of the recipe is bread, which is rich and can be eaten quickly and neatly.


Bread slices -4(wheat bread)

Butter-2 tablespoon

Honey-2 tablespoon


Let's get preparing!

Step 1: Take a bowl, add honey,butter,salt and mix well.

Step 2: Apply honey butter mixer on both sides of the bread.

Step 3: Cut the bread into pieces as required and serve it.

Oatmeal porridge

Are you looking for daycare lunch ideas for a small kid? A bowl of porridge is probably the best option, as it wouldn't only be simple for your little one to eat, but also won't take much time to complete. It's also simple to make, and it can be made in less than an hour. To avoid rushing the next morning, you can prepare it and store it in the fridge from the night before.


Water- 1/2 cup

Milk- 1/2 cup

Oats - 4tablespoon

Honey- 1/3 tablespoon

Badam,cashew,raisins - 5 each

Dates - 5

Cherry - 5

Tooty frooty - 2 tablespoon

Let's start cooking!

Step 1: Add some oats in boiling water and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 2: Take a bowl, add cooked oats,honey,milk and mix it well.

Step 3: Add some dates,badam,raisins and cashews.

Step 4: Finally garnish it with cherry,tooty frooty and refrigerate the porridge for the whole night.

Protip: Prepare a colourful food ,it will evoke the taste buds of your kid and stimulate the appetite!

Date brownies

These dark, rich brownies have a strong chocolate flavour. The sweetness comes from dried dates, there is no added sugar and sure  your children will love to eat these yummy brownies. This is one of the best and easiest lunches to prepare.


Dates - 1cup

Water - 1 cup

Eggs - 2

Unsalted butter - 1/2 cup

Vanilla extract - 2 teaspoon

Wheat flour - 1/3 cup

Unsweetened cocoa powder - 1/2 cup

Baking soda - 1/2 teaspoon

Salt - 1/4 teaspoon

Chocolate chips - 1/2 cup

Let's get started!

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 175°C and line a baking dish with parchment paper.

Step 2: Soak the dates in hot water for 15 minutes.

Step 3: Put the soaked dates in a food processor and grind them into fine paste and add butter,vanilla extract,eggs and grind them until they become fluffy.

Step 4: Add salt,flour,cocoa powder and baking soda and mix until the mixture is combined well.

Step 5: Add some chocolate chips and gently stir the mixture by hand.

Step 6: Transfer the batter into the baking dish,bake it for 30 minutes and allow to cool for sometime.

Step 7: Shift the cake from baking dish to plate and cut the brownies into four pieces.

The End

Cooking the same thing for your kid all day in daycare may get monotonous for him. While cooking for a daycare, you can't offer him everything he needs at home. You'll have to keep some points in mind when preparing and packing a toddler lunch for daycare. Try these unique recipes !