Start by getting your kids involved in making their lunches. Sit down and write a list with them of all the foods they will eat, and what they are willing to try. Split the list in two sections; main dishes and side dishes. Then when making their lunches choose a main and two side dishes on their list, and you’re sure to please the pickiest of eaters!
Even try getting the kids to help make their own lunch the night before, that way they will be excited to eat what they packed themselves.
Get creative with their lunches. Don’t just make them a boring sandwich, cut it into a heart or other fun shapes with cookie cutters, put the mustard on in a smiley face, or write cute notes with jokes to make them smile.
No repeat lunches. Every day should be something different, it keeps them excited to see what surprises you packed away.
Here are some ideas of what you could suggest for your kids “I Will Eat” lists…
Main Dish Ideas
Pasta (hot or cold) Roll up/Wrap sandwiches
Mac and Cheese Chicken Nuggets
Fruit and cheese skewers Pizza bun
Deli meat and cheese kabobs Salad
Last night’s dinner leftovers Pancakes
Side Dishes Ideas
Dry cereal Crackers
Popcorn Cheese slices
Yogurt Hard boiled egg
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