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Lunchbox Ideas 
11th-Nov-2005 07:54 am
I'm looking for some creative lunch ideas for my kids at school.

Zach, who's 8 will eat JUST about anything at this point, but my Brooklyn, who's 5 is still very very picky. Since school started we've been having a heck of a time getting her to eat a lunch while at school.

She takes a home lunch most days because she doesn't like most of the hot lunches offered but what worries me is that she's barely eating the packed lunches either. I'm trying to be sure to only send things I know she likes and send a variety of things, but nothing is hardly being eaten. There's been a few days I look and not a single, single bite has been eaten from a sandwhich, or 1 bite from the bannanna, and so on.

Yesterday I was frustrated so I went to taco bell and transferred it into her lunchbox and took it to her, of coarse it appears to have been the most successful...ugh!

Ideas? I'm looking for easy, kid friendly, intriguing lunch ideas...please!
12th-Nov-2005 06:33 pm (UTC)
Have you tried getting those lunchables? For my son 5, I usually send him a ham or turkey sandwich with just one piece of bread since two pieces never get eaten, a few goldfish, a cheesestick, and fruit snacks. I switch it up with cookies/fruit roll ups/hostess. The sandwich I try to switch up to with peanutbutter.
If she likes lunchables maybe you could get a few and see how that goes? There are some days my son is just to wound up at school and brings his lunch box home with a couple of bites out of everything.
Good Luck, it is so hard not to worry when you send them to school that they are going be so hungry during the day.
12th-Nov-2005 06:36 pm (UTC)
Ok I wrote it wrong lol...My son is 6 not 5!!! I guess I really want to turn back time..LOL
13th-Nov-2005 05:01 am (UTC)
My kids are bigger now but I found lunches the hardest job of being a mom. Try rolling a slice of meat and cheese in a tortilla shell and then cut pin wheels - my daughter liked the finger fodd idea. Also - expensive but worth it they have Sorrento cheese in little packages at our stores. They are in the shapes of moons and stars and animals. Pack that with some crackers.
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