TODDLER LUNCH IDEAS

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My child can eat. It's amazing to me how much one tiny little body can put away.

Sharing a list of healthy snacks and lunch ideas, mostly for me for when I need to shake things up, and also in case it helps someone else who's looking for something new to try. This list is not revolutionary by any means - we keep toddler food pretty simple around here - but I like having it all in one place that I can refer back to when I need new ideas. Feel free to share your own in the comments!

TODDLER LUNCH IDEAS

-sliced turkey

-hotdogs (we get the grass-fed ones from Trader Joe's)

-chicken apple sausage

-chicken (Trey loves to hold his own drumstick)

-beans and rice

-tofu (YES if you have an adventurous eater - we get the extra firm kind and slice it and grill it and Trey thinks it's great)

-pesto pasta

-greek yogurt

-beans (all kinds)

-lentils

-cheddar (grass fed at TJs)

-fruits - any kind: fresh, dried, frozen, etc. Bananas, apples, berries, stone fruits, cuties, grapes (halved with a knife or scissors), figs, etc.

-applesauce packets

-veggies (peas, corn, tomatoes, avocado, etc.)

-hummus

-quesadillas/grilled cheese

-cheesy quinoa

-PB & J sandwiches

-pretzels, crackers, cheerios, granola bars, etc.

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When we pack a picnic I use the Zoli Lunch Kit, it comes with a layered snack container and a thermos for hot or cold items.

Trey's favorite water bottles and sippy cups are by Zoli. I really like the straw kind. Be sure to get the replacement straws as they can wear out after a few months of use.

If you'd like to share, let me know your go-to toddler snacks and lunches in the comments. I always love hearing new ideas.

CLOTHES THAT GIVE BACK

I'm always thrilled to find a children's company that gives back. I had heard of Tea Collection before (they're in some big retailers like Nordstrom) but I didn't know the extend of what they're doing for kids around the world. A portion of every sale gives back to The Global Fund for Children, helping with initiatives including child refugees, child trafficking, poverty, and other marginalized youth. Read more about what they're doing here. Some special edition items even give back 100%, shop those here. Take $10 off your order through Wednesday with the code SEIDEL10.

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Some of my favorite picks are the rompers (and long sleeved ones for toddlers are hard to find!). Trey is in this one in the above photo - only $19.50 after the discount! So good for ethically made. I also love this one and this one (hello knee patches).

Our nephew turned 3 over the weekend and I put Trey in this polo romper. Durable enough for play but slightly nicer with the collar for a birthday party. The stomp rocket was a huge hit (if you're in the market fora3 yr old boy birthday present) and so was the bouncy house Daniel and I picked up at a garage sale a few weekends ago. Three year olds, man...everything is so awesome.

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Trey and his Uncle Luke cracking each other up. Too good.

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Happy back to school shopping! This is a good one.

SHOPPING THAT EMPOWERS WOMEN GLOBALLY

I know it's the very end of summer, but if you're looking for a fashionable, ethical sandal that empowers women globally (I mean, what could be better?), check these out.

Made by one of my favorite ethical brands, these sandals employ women in Uganda who earn an income and higher education support, ending the cycle of poverty. Read more about the company's story here.

I love the cause and I love the sandal. The sole is surprisingly soft, cushiony, and flexible; it feels more like a slipper than a hard sandal. (Fit note: they run big, be sure to order a whole size down)

Perfect for a an upcoming winter getaway or as a gift for someone or yourself.