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I need some ideas for school lunches. My son will be in 1st grade and I'm sick of sending the same PB&J and Spaghetti O's. Any fun ideas for a picky eater???

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Asked by Allyson1804 at 10:37 AM on Aug. 5, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Make your own lunchables with a small cookie cutter, turkey roll ups (turkey rolled around laughing cow cheese with grated carrots inside), mini-sandwiches (hawian rolls cut into a bun with your choice of meats and cheese)

    Answer by Jademom07 at 10:39 AM on Aug. 5, 2009

  • I dont allow my kids to bring there own lunches, their school provides a perfectly good lunch service-- and if they don't eat what is served they come home hungry!!! Thank god for School hot lunch programs.

    Answer by blue_glass_mama at 11:30 AM on Aug. 5, 2009

  • boiled eggs? my son is very picky but he loves boiled eggs!! Im going to send a lot of those in the lunch box!! He most likely will never buy a lunch he is so picky!! Its so frustrating, I feel for ya!!

    Answer by threeboysmama at 1:38 PM on Aug. 5, 2009

  • sandwhiches with the crust cut off, nuggets n carrots is good too, crackers n peanut butter with honey, tortillas rolled up with pbj inside but u can also go to and type in finger foods for lunch at school i guess or something like that it would help.

    Answer by vmommy3 at 11:46 PM on Aug. 5, 2009

  • salads, tuna or egg salad on croissant, tacos (meat in thermos) include the toppings and tortillas in baggies or small tupperware containers, mac and cheese, dinner leftovers

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:47 PM on Aug. 5, 2009

  • He will eat school lunches too but 9 times out of 10 he'll eat the same thing. He like taking his lunch too and I don't mind fixing it, I just get tired of fixing the same thing every time!

    Answer by Allyson1804 at 9:14 AM on Aug. 6, 2009

  • Does he like apples? My son loves Peanut butter sandwiches with apple slices on it. You can also add honey for a different taste. I also take mozarella cheese sticks and wrap them in deli turkey (or your choice of meat). What about chicken noodle soup?

    Answer by BrandonsMom1000 at 9:33 AM on Aug. 6, 2009

  • I have a large list of bagged lunch ideas that I have collected over the years. Contact me offlist if you would like a copy.

    Answer by rkoloms at 11:27 AM on Aug. 6, 2009

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