Need some inspiration for my daughter's packed lunches!

Laura - posted on 01/23/2013 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My daughter is quite fussy about what goes into her sandwiches and for a while now we've been alternating between cheese and tuna mayo sandwiches, or cheese and crackers. Now she's starting to turn her nose up at these! Meats like ham, chicken and beef are a no go area. We've tried some pastes but she wouldn't eat them. What else could I put in her packed lunches?

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Laura - posted on 01/30/2013

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Thanks guys n' gals, some great suggestions. I'm going buy a few different foods and put them out on the table with some of her favourites and get her to try them and put her own combinations together. Have a fun tasting session and see what she comes up with. I'm thinking of making some savoury muffins/scones as well. Things that look like cakes might be a winner!

Pamela - posted on 01/29/2013

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Have you tried PBJ (peanut butter and jelly).....and old standby? If it's the sandwich that she's tired of, try fresh veggies with a dip of some kind that you make. There are so many recipes for dips of all kinds. You can also try things like sliced apples with cheese slices. Show her how to place the cheese slice over the apple slice and bite into both so she gets both flavors at once.

There are are so many alternatives. Do a search for sandwich ideas. You must have a computer or at least access to one.

May you find lots of alternatives and ones that she loves!

Linda - posted on 01/29/2013

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pizza bagels, fried egg sandwich, grilled cheese, cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches, chicken salad, meatball sub, soup, and leftovers.

You can try rolling up cheese and/or tuna in flat bread or just serving them with crackers.

My girls really love ham with buttered toast and lettuce sandwiches.

Laura - posted on 01/28/2013

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Love the dinosaur idea! She loves animals and dinosaurs and it's worked before when trying to get her to eat dinners at home. Never occurred to me to try it for her pack lunches so thank you!

Tina - posted on 01/27/2013

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hi my wife is at work and i saw this post.our son went through the same thing.
i bought cookie cutters and started making lunch adventures out of the shapes for him.
also try a new meat and call it alligator or dinosaur we even did a red jello with fruit and called it monkey brains.. he loved it and we got him eating all kinds of foods, just be ready for some odd looks when you go out and dino or monkey brains gets requested. good luck and dont forget us
mr moms as well :)

Laura - posted on 01/25/2013

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Thanks, that's given me a few ideas. Not tried her with pitta bread before or hummus. Attempted peanut butter a couple of times but not with apple. I'll take her shopping with me this weekend and we'll do some taste tests! x

Lakota - posted on 01/23/2013

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Fruits and raw veggies are usually a hit. Veggies with hummus or another dip was always loved by my boys. Apple slices with peanut butter is good and a good protein source. Yogurt and fruit. Different cheeses or tuna in pita bread. Ask for her help in making her lunch. That way she will have what she wants and will eat it.

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