What to pack for lunch?

User - posted on 09/10/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My little girl just started Kindergarten and she is extremely picky. I have no idea what to send her for lunch. She will not touch sandwich meat of any kind or peanut butter. Any suggestions?

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Michele - posted on 09/13/2009

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that sounds yummy i will have to try it.i think my son would like something like that.

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My son loves to eat cheese quesadilla. This gets him through most lunches. We take two tortilla wraps, place on in the bottom of a pan add cheese add the other tortilla. Cook on one side until crispy, flip and crisp other side and cheese is melted. My son says they taste great cold or hot.

Michele - posted on 09/13/2009

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i have a very picky son.what i do is because he wasn't eating the fruit i put in his lunch i don't put it in there any more.i make him eat a half a banana before going to school and a fruit at night and a yogurt before he gets his night time snack.some ideas i put in my sons lunch are crackers with cut up cheese,cheerios,gram crackers,gold fish,english muffin,figure out what they really like and work it in there lunch.sometimes i think they think my child doesn't eat very good but i know i'm giving him the good stuff at home and not having to throw it out from his lunch box because it's no good anymore from sitting in his lunch box.i had to sit with my son for hours just to teach him to eat fruit it was not fun sitting at the table i felt like giving up but i didn't and at least now he gets some healthy food in him.good luck to you.

Jade - posted on 09/11/2009

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my kids are to, I send them with what they want.. good stuff though like cheese sticks,go-gort(yougert) or gram crakers all of it and a drink! My neice would only eat rice,ketchup sandwiches or burger king! So my sis sent her with rice,,,she ate it and wasn't hungry!

Joy - posted on 09/10/2009

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Hi Tricia, I've just made the decision to send lunch to school with my kindergartener. He's very picky and has some food allergies and I'm hoping it won't be too challenging.

I've decided to have him shop for and prepare his lunch, I'm hoping this will encourage to eat it. We're going to making jelly sandwiches, (we're going to use a sandwich press that seals the ends and cuts it into a circle), packing Special K cereal bars, Baked Lays, fruit cups, jello, raw baby carrots and raw fruit. These are just some of the things he loves. I'm hoping this will work out. Elijah"s lost a pound since school started in Augaust. This is not good. I hope things work out for you and if things turn out great for us I'll post.

Angel - posted on 09/10/2009

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My son also just started Kindergarten and we have to pack due to food allergies. We involve him in the packing. I think what I feed him at home and go around this. I actually make my own "lunchables" I figure if I can get him through the school day with things he may like and will eat, I can makeup for the nutrition loss at dinner and small snack before hand. I pack fruit, vegeys like little carrots. I make shapes out of breads and meats.

Hope this helps!

Jeanette - posted on 09/10/2009

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Maybe get some of those small plastic cups and bowls with lids...she could help you pack it the night before with the things she'd like to eat and grab it from the refrigerator in the morning. Better yet, she could go with you to the store to pick out her lunch items. The schools also offer a lunch schedule/calander that details what they're serving each day. You could switch back and forth from home lunches to cafeteria foods...depending on what she may like/dislike. We used to pack condiments for say hamburger day or hot dog day. My son was picky and packing lunches was a struggle sometimes, but when I involved him...it became a fun activity for the nights before.

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