Quick and Nutritious Toddler Lunch Idea!

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx on behalf of Oroweat Organic Bread.

Have you run out of nutritious lunch ideas for your toddler? We have a quick and healthier toddler lunch idea for you today!

Hey All!

Do you have a picky eater and have run out of quick and nutritious toddler lunch ideas? Well today I am coming to the rescue with a fun open-faced healthier sandwich idea! Not only are they easy to make and nutritious, they are fun for your toddler to eat too since you can make them in the shape of Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. Depending on what cookie or sandwich cutters you have of course.

My son is obsessed with Disney’s Mickey Mouse, so he wants all his food cut into that shape! His favorite food to eat is bread, so I’ve been playing with ways to make his lunches healthier.

Luckily we received this amazing package with our new favorite bread, Oroweat Organic White made with Whole Wheat Bread!

The package had inside the most adorable Oroweat gifts and almost everything we needed to make today’s lunch idea including this yummy bread!

It is by far the yummiest Organic bread out there! It has an amazing soft and smooth texture to it, while also providing great nutrition for kids. My toddler is obsessed with it! Being that he’s a picky eater, it’s perfect for picky eaters like him. It also features Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse! You can imagine how ecstatic he is when he sees this bread!

Did I mention the bread is plant-based, USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, and provides a good source of vitamin A, vitamin D and vitamin E? Yes it is all of the above folks! It’s even sustainably baked using renewable energy. How cool is that? As someone who’s trying to live a greener lifestyle, this is very important to me!

Lastly it’s a member of 1% for the Planet, Oroweat Organic donates a portion of this bread’s revenues to support environmental causes. It’s truly a bread and brand we can feel good about supporting and buying. It’s pretty amazing and we hit the jackpot with this bread! Ok enough about my raving about this bread, let’s get to the lunch ideas…

Whenever I handed my toddler a sandwich, I found he would open the sandwich up and make it into two halves and eat each half individually. He preferred an open-faced sandwich, so I wanted to create some open-faced sandwich ideas for him.

One idea I came up with is this Almond Butter, Strawberry Jam, and Banana open-faced sandwich. I make the strawberry jam myself at home, so I can control how much sugar is in it and what ingredients are in it.

To make your own strawberry jam you just need 3 ingredients. Fresh Strawberries (about 1 carton), Sugar (1Cup), and Lemon Juice (2 Tablespoons)! That’s it! You just slice up the strawberries, remove the stem, mash them up, put them in a sauce pan with the sugar over medium heat and bring it all to a boil. It takes about 15 minutes. I don’t like my jam chunky so I strain out any big strawberry chunks still left in the jam once it’s done.

I store it in a clean jar and let it cool completely before I put it in the refrigerator. Super simple to make!

You spread your almond butter onto the Oroweat Organic White made with Whole Wheat Bread first. You then add your strawberry jam, then slice up some bananas and place them on top. I like to make it like a flower shape with my bananas.

You can also cut the bread with a Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse cutter and make the bread in those shapes. You just add the almond butter and strawberry jam to the center of the head and place a banana in the center and one on each ear.

That’s all you have to do to make this fun and nutritious toddler lunch idea! It would also make a great afternoon snack idea. Toddlers will gobble it up the second they see it! My son loves to have picnics in the living room for his lunch and snack times, so we like to enjoy our open-faced sandwich over a living room picnic.

We used our fun Oroweat chef’s hat and apron to make our sandwiches. As you can see he can’t take his eyes off that sandwich. I couldn’t even snap a picture really before he was taking a bite of it!

I hope this fun lunch idea helps you with your little picky eater! I highly recommend you only make these with Oroweat Organic for Kids White Bread made with Whole Wheat! They will taste so much better if you do and your toddler will thank you for it!