This picture above, minus the green stuff (aka “healthy stuff”) = my children’s lunches for the past 180 days. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons license of Magzalez
When my daughter was 21 months, I feel that I gave her a pretty good variety of lunches – lentil, minestrone, vegetable soups, the odd PB&J or quesadilla, fresh vegetables, string cheese…
Now, we’re in a definite rut at our house. It’s basically all boiled down to… melted cheese.
My son is a pretty picky eater. He’s the 21 month old. You put anything in front of him that’s not:
A) a cheerio
B) a quesadilla or
C) a blueberry
and he just says “HOT!” and literally won’t even touch it.
I’ve been able to cajole him into trying the odd tortellini here and there, and he will take about 2 bites of PB&J before smearing it everywhere, but GONE are the days of any semblance of a balanced lunch.. much less breakfast or dinner.
My daughter, on the other hand, is becoming a great little eater. She will forage from a wide variety of foods throughout the day – eggs, apples, carrots, chicken, meatballs, sandwiches, etc.
My daughter will not eat the following, however:
lasagna (which she declared the day AFTER I made a triple batch that I froze in individual servings in the freezer)
peanut butter / sun butter / apple butter and jelly sandwiches
For the past six months, it feels like, I have been giving my children quesadillas for lunch. HELP!
Any ideas / suggestions? What do you serve for lunch for your little children?