Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Picky Eater Possibilities

The sproutlets are kind of picky - some more than others - and for the most part they like their foods pretty plain - which actually makes giving them whole, unmixed foods, Bento-style, make sense :)

Some food ideas for future reference:

Bread / Grains - Bagel, Roll, Muffin, Graham Crackers, Crackers, Waffle, Pancakes, Granola Bar, Dry Cereal
Fruit - Grapes, Apple slices, Strawberries, Blueberries, Mandarins, Melon cubes/balls, Pineapple, Cherries
Veg - Mini Tomatoes, CornOnCob, Baby Carrots, Pepper Slices, Cucumber
Cheese - Slices, Cubes, Shapes, String, Shredded, Quesadilla, Mini Baybel
Crackers / Chips - Ritz, Ritz&PB, Cheezits, Goldfish, Parmesan, Triscuit, Fritos, Corn Chips, Pretzels, Chex Mix
Meats - Cold Chicken, Chicken Nuggets, Ham, Turkey
Noodles - Ramen, Mac & Cheese, Shaped Pasta, Chow Mein
Yogurt - Vanilla - use food coloring for special occasions
Nuts - peanuts (they are still allowed at my kids' school) almonds, cashews
Sandwiches - they only like PB - cut into shapes, or rolls, sliced

Beanstalk, age 10, getting himself a snack
Hmmm... now I'm thinking that packing a variety of healthier lunches they will want to eat is going to be harder than I thought! Pickle will be happy to have nearly the same thing every day but the other 4 will be a challenge. I'm committed though - no more Little Debbie or Hostess! Junk food! Banned! I will miss the convenience of those little packets, but their bodies and my wallet will thank me eventually. That's not to say that they won't get treats in their lunch… I'll just be choosing those treats more carefully.

Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7/18/2013

    My son is one of the pickiest kids I have known. He used to eat everything until he turned 3. Now he won't eat any meat, fruits, or veggies. He will occasionally eat cheese, yogurt, and nuts. How do you get your kids to try new things? My son will literally gag and puke when he tries something.


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