Take the stress and overwhelm out of lunchtime. Get out of the rut of the same few meals on repeat with this guide! Budget friendly options, no-prep lunches, packed lunches, and more. (Ages 1+)
Make quick and easy lunches like a dietician.
Yes. I completely redesigned the guide in August 2020 to adapt to the various situations we’re now in, whether that means your kids are home, or at school/daycare, and even if they’re no longer allowed to bring reusable items…(not sure why that has become a rule some places, but it has. Shrug.) I also added a budget-friendly section to help you find the least expensive healthy items at the store.
Yes, the guide is overflowing with nut-free solutions. 🙂 I share my favorite alternatives to peanut butter, and lots of sandwich-free ideas, too.
Ages 1 and up – they should be able to eat a variety of solid foods. But all the recommendations in the guide take into account the needs of toddlers – like avoiding choking hazards. Some parents ask me if this guide is helpful for older school age children, and the answer is yes! This would be a great way to get them more involved in packing their lunches, especially by using the “throw and go” sheet as a guide.
Only if you want to. The majority of the ideas I suggest don’t involve any cooking, though you can use dinner leftovers in lunches, or cook something to serve a few times during the week for lunches. There’s a “Minimal Prep” section of the guide where I list some of my favorite lunch ideas for when you have the time & feel like cooking something.
I’ll cover that! The guide has ideas to help you whether or not you’re able to send an ice pack to keep things cool.
Go to my shop page and check out my Dinnertime Survival Guide! It is a 6-week weeknight meal plan with toddler-friendly dinners you can make in about 15 minutes or less.
I make feeding babies, toddlers and preschoolers easier and less stressful!
Deciding to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist was a big undertaking but I’m so grateful I did it. I wanted to be a trusted resource for parents who just want to know how to navigate feeding their kids. So if you’re looking for help that actually works in the real world, you’re in the right place.