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What do you feed your 3 year old for lunch?

It seems like she always has the same thing. I serve a fruit or veggie along with either PB/J, mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, grilled cheese, or leftover dinner. We're not big lunch eaters around here because I always make a big, wholesome dinner, but I feel like she needs more variety.


Asked by Anonymous at 9:45 AM on Nov. 9, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • I have wondered this same thing but for different reasons. Thank you for posting this question. My son is three but is very particular about what he will eat. More so than most "picky" children. He has had some medical issues which left him fearful of choking. Right now he is comfortable with peanut-butter crackers that I fix as a sandwich, yogurt, applesauce, nutrigrain bar, and a drink. Sometimes we put in grilled cheese to heat up (his school will heat up food), pancakes or waffles and we put in syrup in a container.  Of course goldfish.  I do peanut-butter sandwiches in cookie cutter cut outs to add more fun to his lunch.   In part in hoping he will eat it.  I also add a protien drink.  I would do just about anything if I thought the kid would eat it.  He also has pizza every Tuesday.


    Answer by frogdawg at 9:06 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • He isn't quite three yet but here are some of Felipe's lunches... 1. apples with peanut butter, yogurt, duck crackers (like goldfish), rice cake; 2. falafel, pita bread, peaches, yogurt; 3. apple rings, yogurt, cheese and crackers, snapea crisps; 4. strawberry applesauce, edamame, tortilla cut into fun shapes with a cookies cutter, yogurt.

    Answer by FelipesMom at 9:56 AM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • About the same...either leftovers or a sandwich. Sometimes chicken nuggets (she'd rather fish sticks but we haven't had any at our Costco for awhile). We don't always have fresh fruit and veggies in the house, though. The kids go through them so fast I can't keep up but we have yogurt, cheese sticks, fruit snacks and pretzels for her to choose from. She has at least 1 yogurt a day (her favorite snack).

    Answer by justanotherjen at 10:12 AM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • mine loves fruit, crackers and cheese, yogurt, soup, grilled cheese, sometimes leftovers.

    Answer by hypermamaz at 11:33 AM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • That's pretty much what we have here. They let me know if they're bored and then I'll try to change it up a bit.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 12:16 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • My 4 yr old son goes to preschool, and he eats either a PB&J or a Lunchables.

    Answer by BrandonsMom1000 at 2:31 PM on Nov. 9, 2009