SCHOOL & LUNCH

Becky - posted on 08/26/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Hi I have a 8 year old he is going into grade 3 you would think i would know by now what to put in his lunch..... He is very picky he only eats peanut butter sandwiches and they are not allowed.. PLEASE HELP I HAVE TWO WEEKS TILL SCHOOL STARTS

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Picky eater or not I don't give my kid a choice. I pack a lunch for them. They eat it or they don't. It sounds mean but we are always on a budget so we don't let it go to waste. Personally I would make him a cheese and bologna sandwich with ketchup or mustard. an apple and some type of veggie. bottle of water tops it off. Trust me if he is hungry he will eat. if not then he won't and he can wait until he gets home.
good luck and god bless

Tamara - posted on 08/13/2010

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Try Chick peas they have been a great help for me and my two kids. They are great and travel well.

Becky - posted on 08/27/2009

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Thank you guys so much I am going to try out some of these ideas this week before school starts to see what he likes and dislikes. I have just went out and bought him his first thermos so hope that it works thank you all again for the help

Robyn - posted on 08/26/2009

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My son has been on a special diet for food allergies so we had to figure out something besides pb&j too. We made a chicken salad spread that he likes out of olive oil, grilled chicken, red and yellow or orange sweet bell peppers and jicama. You just mix it in the food processor and spread it on bread or tortillas. We also splurged on one of those thermos food jars so I can send him with hot soup or chicken and rice.So far (cross your fingers) he hasn't lost it yet.

Mindi - posted on 08/26/2009

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My daughter is a bit picky too and only wants peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as well. Luckily they are still allowed at our school. However, to vary things a bit, we sometimes do crackers with meat and cheese slices so she can make mini sandwiches. She also likes crackers with pizza sauce and cheese on them. We send everything in separate containers and she puts it all together at lunchtime. It's just like Lunchables only it costs a lot less money and has a LOT less sodium. The sodium count in Lunchables is extremely high! She also likes cheese quesadillas - simply put some cheese on a tortilla and put another tortilla on top - warm it in the microwave so the cheese melts - cut it into smaller pieces to fit into a container. You can add meat to this if he likes. Hope this helps. I know it's difficult not to serve peanut butter. I'm sure one day our school won't allow it as well.

Jennifer - posted on 08/26/2009

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Try things like "breakfast cookies" They seem like dessert, but still have some nutritional value. You could also focus on a good breakfast, maybe peanut butter sandwiches then? He will be getting his favorite and some protein, then you can pack some snacks for lunch. Things like cheese, crackers, chocolate yogurt covered raisins, pretzels and dip, pita chips, whatever you think he would eat at school to keep him going. Then give him a small meal (think late lunch) when he gets home. I know picky eaters are tough and so are school rules! Hope this helps -- Jen

Sara - posted on 08/26/2009

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If you want warm meals, you could heat up a thermos with warm water and then once heated, put in soup, spaghettio's, mac 'n cheese, casserole, waffles, etc. pretty much anything you would want to keep warm.



We do ham/turkey & cheese sandwiches and always put a fruit or yogut in too. String cheese or cheese sticks and crackers are an idea.



Take a look at your schools hot lunch menu and that will give you some ideas too.

Kalina - posted on 08/26/2009

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lots of healthy snack (grapes, cereal bars, ect) that way you know he is getting something you can try things like luchables pizza or even make deli rolls (tortilla wraps with PB & J, rolled up and sliced). Hope this helps

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