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    Quote Originally Posted by Party of Three View Post
    Lil Miss would your DD2 eat a salad for lunch? I used to send my youngest to pre-school with a salad, because the only sandwich he really wanted at that point was a jam sandwich and I just refused to see it as my only option (no food aversions...just not happy he couldn't have an egg wrap at pre-school). He took a bit longer to eat it, but we discovered by chance that he found it much easier to eat with a skewer instead of fork so that's what he got. A basic salad would be - baby spinach leaves, tomato, cucumber, capsicum, carrot (sliced instead of sticks as they were easier to eat), cheese and a small handful of sultanas thrown in (because he loved them and he seemed to eat more of the salad this way). Quick enough for me to make, and gave him a good lunch that was pre-school friendly.

    Or what about some different vegie sticks with some hummus (easily made at home...tin of chickpeas drained and rinsed, a clove of garlic, tablespoon of tahini, and lemon juice from one lemon...chuck it all in a bowl and blend with a stick blender). She's getting protein from the chickpeas that way, plus the goodness of the vegies.
    Nope, she despises salad! I do carrot sticks occasionally though but she hates hummus and enjoys the carrot just by itself. Its a PITA coming up with new stuff to keep her lunchbox exciting! I have so many ideas and fun food (more importantly HEALTHY fun food), but she won't have a bar of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Party of Three View Post
    They can be so difficult, can't they? My oldest is fussy about what is in her lunch box...she never used to be, but there are a couple of kids in her year who just loved to tell her how disgusting the food was in her lunch box (the kids who had completely unhealthy lunch boxes of course). She is slowly getting less fussy, but it was a challenge for a while and there are still some things that she tells me she will eat at home but not at school
    Oh that's terrible kids can be so cruel. I think we were/are a bit spoilt with dd1 because she loves pretty much anything- she even asks me to make sushi so she can take it for lunch! So dd2's fussiness is a whole new ball game for us.

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    it is hard.

    My DD likes exceptionally bland food.

    Today for lunch she took
    - 2 slices of bread (no butter or filling)
    - 2 apples
    - 1 container of carrot sticks (no cheese or dip)
    - 1 pkt of cookies

    (she usually only eats 1 of the apples but I send 2 in case she is extra hungry)

    I made veggie pancakes today, which hopefully she will like. And Salmon patties which I am thinking she probably wont ...

    oh well - worth a try

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    Quote Originally Posted by BH-KatiesMum View Post
    it is hard.

    My DD likes exceptionally bland food.

    Today for lunch she took
    - 2 slices of bread (no butter or filling)
    - 2 apples
    - 1 container of carrot sticks (no cheese or dip)
    - 1 pkt of cookies

    (she usually only eats 1 of the apples but I send 2 in case she is extra hungry)

    I made veggie pancakes today, which hopefully she will like. And Salmon patties which I am thinking she probably wont ...

    oh well - worth a try
    Does she like sauce? Not that it's overly healthy but sometimes I think if a little bit of tomato or BBQ sauce can get them to eat something and the good outweighs the bad (food vs sauce) then it's a win!

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    I wish my daughter would eat that much! She struggles with what i send with her. (fruit, biscuit, bread and a drink)
    Katies mum.. my daughter is the same for her sandwich, she prefers just bread or just a roll, occasionally she will have a tiny bit of butter.
    We are lucky too as we don't have nut or egg allergies.

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    no - no sauce.

    I made the bliss balls today that someone mentioned (might have been in the school lunch ideas thread) and she likes those.

    I made the veggie pancakes too - and while she isnt over-the-top excited about them, she consented to eat them

    we will see when dinner time comes.


 

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