I don’t know how your kids are about eating lunch, specifically school lunch. Our young man won’t eat sarmies/sandwiches. At school they get sarmies at tea-break with either jam or peanut butter or whatever is going for the week. I recall his teacher last year commenting how our young man tried it once and refused to eat it again.
Since then we’ve packed lunches for him .. which by the way we already did in addition to the school provided sarmies. This included a yoghurt, a banana and a hearty lunch of say veggie mash and fish fingers. These fortunately were always well received as the lunchbox and school bag returned daily with no evidence of what we’d packed for the day.
When he started this year, we were told just give the lunch, the rest the school will provide. Well that lasted a week only. As our young man refused to eat any of the sarmies and fruit provided, so we’re back on the yoghurt he loves and can eat it all day given half a chance.
Challenge now is that he seems to be bored with the lunches. Hubby wakes up real early, he works from home and loves seeing to both our son and I, no complaints from my end 🙂 Our boy is somewhat a bit of a fussy eater when it come to school .. at home he eats most of what is served and I swear he is every chef’s best client! He just fusses with school lunches. We’ve tried the cherry tomatoes and cheese, biscuits and cheese squares, raisins, nuts and apple slices .. nope it all comes home with a teeth marks on the corner of the apple he attempted(read as pretends) to eat but spat out after chewing all the juice off it.
He isn’t much of meat eater either, so thought of adding some biltong or ham slices or dry wors just aren’t options. Recently, I came across a post from a dad that turns his kids lunches to Minions or other cartoon characters. Here’s his website where he gives you step by step instructions. Really!
Dude, you trying to put my hubby to shame or something? Seriously though, where do you find the time to do all that? I can’t believe you have a full-time job and still find the time to be so creative with your kids lunches.
Anyway, right now hubby and I have to put our heads together and attempt to come up with interesting, creative lunchbox ideas that will hopefully be eaten by our young man.
Any ideas would be great … please?