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Lunches?

I always feel like I'm slacking on giving my kids good lunches. I always think I don't have enough or it's just not healthy enough (which most of the time is probably not healthy at all 🤦‍♀️) my 3 year old is extremely picky which makes it so hard and my twins who are 19 months are usually good eaters but can love something one day and then hate it for a week. Does anyone have easy and healthy lunch ideas? I'm running out of ideas and I know my kids are getting burnt out on chicken nuggets and pbj's. Thank you!!

  • Lesley
    Nov 19

    I know what you mean! I was a nanny for three boys around the similar age and lunch was a hard time for us. What I did was make a list - the boys would tell me what they liked etc. We came up with lunch ideas and they helped with the preparation! They really had fun doing this and were excited to eat their “creations”.

  • Becky
    Nov 19

    My two year old loves man and cheese so I like to add spinach or other veggies to it to make it a little more healthy.

  • Anonymous
    Nov 19

    Homemade pizzas (with store bought crust, sauce, etc). Usually kiddos enjoy fun of making it, it’s pretty stress free, and normally they have no problem eating veggies this way. Also, if your littles will eat...sometimes we just do more of a “snacky” lunch. We’ll have raw veggies and some hummus or time of dip, fresh fruit, and maybe some bread. Just depends on how we’re both feeling. Lunch time can be hard. Thankfully we somehow kind of weened away and it’s not a big to-do anymore.

  • Victoria
    Nov 19

    I just discovered veggie tots. They are in the freezer section or you can look up recipes to make them yourself

  • Elle
    Nov 20

    Steamed veggies in a rice pilaf is delicious. Apple or orange for dessert. Google and Instagram are your friend for creative, colorful, nutritious meals.

  • Wenonah
    Nov 20

    You should go on Pinterest. They have lots of good ideas for kids lunches. You can just type in “healthy lunches for kids”

  • Amy
    Nov 25

    My daughter is 20 months old and I'll pack her a lunch for school that consists of at least one kind of fruit and vegetable each, one "main" dish like tuna sandwich, ham and cheese roll ups, hot dogs, soup, mac and cheese, cheese and crackers, sometimes even dinner from the night before. And then i will add a thing of yogurt, apple sauce, or one of those food pouches and a snack. Something like a muffin, cheese puffs, fruit snack.

  • JoJo
    Nov 27

    Smoothies and omelettes help me with my toddler a lot!! Also burritos, you can add a bunch of things in there mixed in with beans and cheese, they love it!