Toddler Lunch


 My 3 year old loves the Chef Boyardee Chicken & Rice w/ Veg and before that it was the flavorless Gerber version. Granteed the Chef Boyardee was cheaper and you got more for your money but you also got all the extras that your child doesn't really need that Gerber left out of theirs. So whats a mommy to do. Since today was left over day I have about 2 cups of brown basmati rice and decided to make my own, and not only is it cheaper, more colorful, but better all the way around.


Make sure you have 2 Cups of Cooked Brown Rice (any variety), 12 oz Mixed Vegetables Cooked, 4-6 oz Cooked Chicken Breast (depending on how much you want), 1 1/2 - 2 Cups of Swanson Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth, & Salt Free Seasoning (like Mrs. Dash), 1 Tbsp of Flour, 1 Tbsp of Olive Oil.

Start out in a sauce pan w/ oil and heat. Whisk in flour and then add broth to create a thin gravy. You want it a little thin because the rice will soak it up. Once you have your gravy you can add your rice, veggies, and chicken, and then season. Its pretty simple and super cheap! It will have way less sodium.


  1. Thank you for posting this. My 2 y.o. is such a fussy eater but loves the chef Boyardee chicken and rice. I hate having to rely on it all the time. I will def. be trying this for her.

  2. Came out great thank you so much for the recipe.

  3. Thank you for posting this!! My 15mo loves the chef boarder version but it's loaded with sodium. Homemade version will be so much better.