Can you guys help with lunch ideas?

Kelly - posted on 10/10/2011 ( 15 moms have responded )

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We have done lunch meats but she is tired of those so now we do chicken nuggets and PBJ's.... can you help with any suggestions?

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Kelly - posted on 10/14/2011

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mac n cheese is a hit or miss don't know why.... and she love eggs but we do those for breakfast. Never did a wrap cause she would just pick it a part, she loves grilled cheese but dont' want to give her those too often since I want her to get protein. I will have to try some soups but don't know if she will go for those.

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Amy - posted on 10/30/2011

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How about homemade lunchables? My kids like them b/c of the box they come in so I bought one from Tupperware that I can use over and over. Now, I place little circles of lunch meat, cheese, crackers and a juice box and they love it. Then I add a little packet of apples and grapes. For a change on PB&J - try Nutella - my 7 yo loves it. English muffin pizzas are a great lunch box fit too.

Samantha - posted on 10/24/2011

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My daughter loves pizza rolls! She will not a sandwich at all, the only way she eats bread is if its toast. But she does like grilled cheese and a lot of time I add a slice or 2 of meat to it. Also, she like ramon noodles lots. We also do ravioli or spaghetti o's and those canned lunch foods. Along with Mac n cheese. Sometimes we just do real simple stuff like a fruit salad or different veggies with dip. soup..but add in smashed crackers so its not all watery..much less messy that way and easier for little ones to eat. Sometimes we have left overs from the night before. Nutri-grain bars and yogurt...blt's...

Bryer - posted on 10/24/2011

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mini bagels and cream cheese, hummus and vegis or pita chips, noodles, cheese sticks, crackers, beans( i was surprised how many differnet types of beans are out there and kids love em!

Natalie - posted on 10/24/2011

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My daughter goes to MDO, so I pack her lunch twice a week. I pack all sorts of finger foods like a homemade bran muffin; a cookie made of banana, oats, dates, and a little canola oil; a trail mix made of banana chips, craisins, almonds, and pretzels; and her constant favorite, mandarin oranges. She is super-picky, but the bran and the almonds give her protein and I figure she gets a little fruit in there as well. Sometimes we switch it up and she gets an almond butter sandwich. It's basically a buffet of finger foods, but I try to make them healthy and low in processed sugar. The rest of the time I try to have little frozen meals of casseroles. I make a casserole for dinner and put the leftovers in small portions for her. Because she is so picky, I keep veggie purees in the freezer and defrost those with the casserole and she doesn't notice when I mix them together (can't go overboard or it will change the flavor).

Rachael - posted on 10/22/2011

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We do baked beans on toast with cheese on top for lunch quite a lot, we also do chopped up veggies with a couple of different dips, houmous or a cheesy chive one. The other thing I do really regularly is casserole a huge pile of potatoes and veg and then separately casserole some meat that I have rolled in seasoned flour with just enough stock to cover. The stock with then reduce into a kind of gravy and if you mix the meat with the veggies and then freeze they are great quick dinners or lunches to pull out of the freezer.

Kelly - posted on 10/20/2011

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I forgot to add that since we do a lot of pasta for dinner that I was avoiding giving it to her for lunch and dinner cause she will definitely get pasta-outed

Kelly - posted on 10/19/2011

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we have tried doing grilled cheese with lunch meat but she pulls it a part and takes out the meat... maybe since its been a while, I might try it again.

Kimberly - posted on 10/16/2011

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My daughter was a very hard child to feed but some of the things that work for us are take a piece of ham and roll it up then cut it into piece which then makes them 'ham snakes' bits of cheese, cucumber, carrot, capsium. Another really good lunch is those side pasta meals like sour cream and chive, she loves them so when I make them I add little bits of chicken and some frozen veggies and it makes a very filling lunch with meat and veg!! If she likes grill cheese have you tried putting a slice of lunch meat in with it? I sometimes give her a boiled egg. As long as she getting a serve of meat at dinner time her eggs at breakfast can count for protein too not just lunch time.

Jennifer - posted on 10/16/2011

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My son likes noodles, his fave is ramen noodles, ravioli Any noodle you can think of he will devour for lunch I send him to a sitter while I work so we add taters anyway you can make them he loves them if you serve french fries try baking them instead of deep fry self cut instead of store bought he wont eat hot dogs or normal kid stuff sometimes i make a whole chicken with a can of pop up its butt in the oven to make it moist and serve for left overs plus our veggies NEVER have a prob with those he loves green beans so do I we got his dad to eat them too with a little butter and brown sugar heated till tender in a pan

Jennifer - posted on 10/14/2011

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When I give my little one soup I saturate it with crackers so it is easier for her to eat. We have a picky eater but most of her favourites have already been mentioned.

Morgan - posted on 10/13/2011

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my daughter loves salads, homemade mac and cheese, homemade soups like chicken noodle or chedder and califlower, baked chili mac, little wraps with meat or veggies, grilled chesse sandwhiches, eggs, pancakes or waffles with fruit, bagle pizzas and pita pizza too, oh i could go on forever!

Carla - posted on 10/11/2011

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my duaghter loves paster so i do mini paster pots with veg in she loves them and can be eaten cold or warm them up

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