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School Lunch Week in Review

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The new school week starts tomorrow and I only have four days of lunches to plan for. Having a six year old picky eater, is tough and planning healthier meals is even harder. Here’s a run down of last weeks meals.



Pizza spirals made out of crescent rolls with homemade pizza sauce, pepperoni and cheese; Celery boats  with carrot cream cheese topped with sunflower kernels; cherry tomatoes (he used to call these red eggs); homemade apple chips with a fruit leather “P”

He loved the pizza spirals and ate all the tomatoes. The rest was picked over and he doesn’t like the raspberry fruit leather. 



Peanut butter and jelly on wheat (supposed to be a hand but it looks a little rough); carrots, cauliflower and carrots with a homemade ranch dip; lemon lime jello with pear pieces.

He didn’t even try the dip, said he didn’t like ranch dip. That’s silly because he normally loves it. Kids!! The veggies are always a huge hit with Prince P so this meal was mostly devoured. 



Pepperoni stick; Mozzarella cheese; pretzels; cherry tomatoes; grapes and Super Mario Bros. gummies

This meal was a complete success!!!



Flat bread Canadian bacon and pepperoni pizza; Angry Birds cheese crackers; cucumbers and cherry tomatoes; grapes

I tried to do something a little different this meal and serve something that wasn’t cold but it backfired because he said it wasn’t good and ate no more than one bite of the pizza. The rest was eaten up. 



Peanut butter and jelly on waffles; Pringles; sliced cucumber and cherry tomatoes; diced pears and peaches

The sandwich wasn’t even touched. I think he was a little intimidated by the wrapper. He picked at the fruit and of course the rest was devoured.



Everyday he drank either Gatorade or Crystal Light. I would rather send milk but he has a really late lunch and I don’t want to take the chance of his milk getting too hot. Milk is center stage at his other meals. We are learning with each day what works in the lunch box. I’m learning that even if he eats it at home, he may not eat it at school. Writing his menu down for him to see also helps.

If you have children, what kind of meals are you packing? What is your biggest obstacle?

Author: Ashley

A country girl spending her life in her garden and kitchen with her husband and two beautiful boys

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