Super Awesome Vegan/Vegetarian Lunch Options for Little Ones!

The most popular posts that I put up on the Willy B Mum Facebook Page are the pictures of Miles Storm’s lunches that I make for him. So today, I am dedicating my writing to highlighting a group of those plate creations.

I do often get compliments on how healthy the lunches are that I put together for my Son. Some people are even in disbelief as to how I came up with such combinations. To me, it is quite normal and all that I know to do for him. However, I guess to others trying or starting out with a vegetarian/vegan diet, it can be confusing and frustrating to navigate through, especially if having eaten meat most of one’s life. And, I understand that, as once upon a time I ate meat and I did not have a Son.

Since my husband and I became parents almost 3 years ago now, we have really stepped up our game in the food department. The majority of the food we consume is organic and Non-GMO. We also try to buy local and seasonal food. During the summer months we grow our own produce including tomatoes, kale, beans, watermelon and eggplants. Not to mention, we cook nearly everything ourselves so we can control and know exactly what is going into our family meals.

In my opinion, the divided plates (that you see in the photos) are a genius concept as it gives children a variety of options as to what they want to eat and really leaves the eating experience up to them. You may also notice that all the foods can be eaten with the hands. My toddler is very much into eating this way, so all the food choices, for this stage of his life, reflect that.

Please enjoy the photos below, I hope that they are inspirational in helping to create some lovely healthy vegetarian/vegan options for your Little One’s lunches.

Maybe you can send some suggestions my way too, as I am always looking to add to Miles Storm’s menu!

Thanks for reading my BLOG!

INNOBABY – Din Din Divided Bus Plate
Buy It HERE
BPA, Phthalate, PVC & Lead Free
Costs from $17.99
We bought ours at Mini Jake in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn NY

Gluten Free pasta,

Feta Cheese with Raw Almonds, Roasted Broccoli, Home Made Tomato Sauce, Blueberries with Strawberries and Gluten-Free Pasta

Cage Free Hard Boiled Egg, Kiwi Fruit,

Cage Free Hard Boiled Egg, Kiwi Fruit, Grilled Corn Niblets, Carrots with Guacamole and Gluten-Free Pasta with home-made tomato sauce

Edamame

Edamame, Feta Cheese, Raw Almond Butter for dipping, Vegemite with Olive Oil on Gluten-Free toast and Sliced Pears

Hard Boiled Cage-Free egg, Sliced Purple Grapes, Baked Miso Tofu, Carrots with hummus and Baked Cauliflower with Broccoli

Hard Boiled Cage-Free egg, Sliced Purple Grapes, Baked Miso Tofu (RECIPE HERE), Carrots with hummus and Baked Cauliflower with Broccoli

Kinderville – Bigger Bites Divided Plate
Buy It HERE
Bacteria resistant, easy to clean and 2 plates in each box
Costs from $15.99
We bought ours at Waddle n Swaddle upstate NY in the town of Rhinebeck

Gluten-Free toast with almond butter, Hard Boiled Cage-Free Egg, Banana and Home Made Muffins (recipe here)

Gluten-Free toast with almond butter, Hard Boiled Cage-Free Egg, Banana and Home Made Muffins (RECIPE HERE)

Gluten-Free pasta in homemade no-cheese pesto, Sweet Corn on the cob and Strawberries

Gluten-Free pasta in homemade no-cheese pesto, Sweet Corn on the cob and Strawberries

Apple Slices with almond butter, Banana with Mangoes and Blueberries

Apple Slices with almond butter, Banana with Mangoes and Blueberries

Hummus with Carrots, Strawberries & Bananas, Goat Cheese, Popcorn with Olive Oil, and fresh cooked Edamame!

Hummus (RECIPE HERE) with Carrots, Strawberries & Bananas, Goat Cheese, Popcorn with Olive Oil, and fresh cooked Edamame!

10 thoughts on “Super Awesome Vegan/Vegetarian Lunch Options for Little Ones!

    1. Willy B Mum

      Thanks so much for posting, I am happy to hear you found some inspiration through this piece. Let me know if you have other great ideas that I can start adding to my Son’s lunchbox too!

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  1. Seema Anderson

    Love these options. I have a 17 mth old son and we are vegetarian and always looking for new ideas. I feed him a lot of different types of lentils with rice, or quinoa. He loves yogurt too which is great for another source of protein. Just wondering if you can help me with a portion question. I don’t think my son would be able to finish everything you have in the bus plate. Does your son finish everything at his age? And my son seems super picky about texture…for example he won’t eat a hard boiled egg or tofu..but when i give him something that he has to really bite or chew he just spits it out. Hope that gets better soon bc im running out of ideas on what to give him! But again thanks for the ideas!

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    1. WillyBMum2014 Post author

      It is really touch and go to tell you the truth. Some days my 3-yr-old will eat everything and want more, other days he hardly he eats a thing. For example; today I made his a bus plate with banana, avocado, egg, blueberries, baked cauliflower and baked sweet potato. He ate everything except the avocado. In our home at the beginning of the week we tend, to make a lot of food, keep it in the fridge and spoon it out as needed, so we can always put it back if he does not eat at that meal and try again on another day. Nothing is ever wasted. Hope that helps!

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