I think most of us would agree that's its difficult to find the time
to sit down an eat during the day when you have a toddler about the house. I've been guilty of skipping lunch all together in favour of getting the boys fed and the cleaning up done. However recently I've been making more of an effort to sit down and enjoy lunch with 1 year old Tommy. Oliver is at school now so I don't have to make his lunches during the week. Perviously I was making two separate lunches for the boys as they would rarely eat the same thing but Tommy and I both have similar tastes so we can eat mostly the same meals. Tommy mainly feeds himself now so I have more time so enjoy eating with both hands!
Below I've shared five of our favourite quick and easy lunches we share together. Tommy likes to feed himself now so they are all meals he can manage independently. I usually like give him some yogurt or fruit to follow.
Spead Warburton Toasty Pockets with pizza topper then fill with cheese and any thing else you fancy. We like cheese and tuna. Pop them in the toaster for a minute or two then they are ready to serve. I usually slice Tommy's into fingers and serve it with corn on the cob.
Falafel, Pitta & Salad
Pop the falafel in the oven to heat through for 10 minutes (or eat cold if you perfer) then serve with warmed pitta bread, salad leaves, cucumber and cherry tomatoes. I also like to have hummus with mine but Tommy is not a fan!
Eggy bread is a favourite of Tommy's. He likes to have his with either baked beans or banana. While I just like to have mine as it is. Again I tend to slice Tommy's into fingers so make it easier for him to pick up and eat.
Funny Face Rice Cakes
This one is super easy as no actual cooking is required and if your toddler is a little older that might enjoy helping you to make them too. I spread plain rice cakes with soft cheese spread then add fresh ingredients such as cherry tomatoes, cucumber and peppers to create funny faces. Tommy usually then picks a the toppings off and eats them first then eats his rice cake. I usually serve them with some veggie sticks and extra cheese for dipping.
Open Top Bagel
Bagels can make a nice chance from regular sandwiches. To make them more manageable for Tommy I slice them in half and spread them with our chosen topping then cut it into four. We like to have tuna or cheese mayo on ours. I serve Tommy's as part of a picnic plate with some veggie straws and fruit.