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I have no ideas besides the plain ol sandwich && lunchable for lunch for my 5y.o!!! Any ideas???

I already know the cookie cutter sandwiches && fun lil quesadillas but I need more!! SOmething that she wont get "bored" of eating! She likes lunchables! But I want her to take healthy foods or semi healthy!! Plz help she's starting in two in a half weeks!!!

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Watsonmommy

Asked by Watsonmommy at 1:39 AM on Aug. 4, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • There are a few groups that can help with this.
    Healthy Moms is one
    Healthy Food and Healthy Budget is another.
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 1:40 AM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • I pack my little man cheese chunks, grapes, chicken breast strips with some BBQ dip, apples and peanut butter, yogurt parfaits with vanilla yogurt, sliced strawberries (I use frozen) and blueberries (also frozen) and granola, celery and peanut butter, hard boiled eggs.....if I think of more I will add it!! Good luck to your daughter!
    AndysQueen

    Answer by AndysQueen at 1:46 AM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • Thnx a ton!! They all seem great! We will def try it out before school starts but she does like basically evrything you said!! Hope it works!! :D
    Watsonmommy

    Comment by Watsonmommy (original poster) at 1:47 AM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • my kids had cheese ,jam,chocolate spread, meat , with cheese, crackers left overs what ever i had they ate.yes they start making their own lunch let her help night before she will enjoy it
    dutchcanadain

    Answer by dutchcanadain at 1:53 AM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • I have a very picky eater, but thankfully it's the healthy food he loves! Here is a typical week of lunches in our house:

    Mon.- Peanut butter sandwich (no jelly/jam), yogurt, green beans & cup of juice.
    Tues.- Tofu Dog (you can just use regular hot dogs. Mine won't eat those.), Mandarin orange slices, Cheez-Its & cup of milk.
    Cheezit-Its are one of the few not-so-healthy things he eats.
    Wed.- Top Ramen with green beans and eggs mixed in, like a stir fry, banana & cup of milk.
    Thurs.- "French Toast" sticks (recipe below), grapes, tater tots (no ketchup) & cup of milk.
    Fri.- Turkey lunch meat torn apart to little pieces (you can also cut them into circles), cheese cubes, crackers & cup of juice.

    "French Toast" Sticks: Big piece of bread (thick kind), spray with cooking oil & bake til golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar & serve. Not lunch-y, but he only eats it at lunch time. Mostly healthy meals. Mix & match!
    NightPhoenix

    Answer by NightPhoenix at 2:04 AM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • well, first my advise would be to get her to drink v-8 fusion for drink. i know how it sounds but i promise you that she will love one of the 5 flavors. my sons fav. is aqui berry. its got LOADS of vegis and fruit servings.
    minimimi21

    Answer by minimimi21 at 3:08 AM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • Soup,Pastas in a Thermos.
    liss05

    Answer by liss05 at 6:53 AM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • Instead of sandwiches, try mini bagels with cream cheese, or one of the flavoured cream cheeses. Or a wrap, or you can also make your own lunchables, way healthier and funner than the ones in the stores. (read those labels, eekk!!) Or pasta salad, could be in place of a sandwich.
    minimo77

    Answer by minimo77 at 10:18 AM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • Come join the fun on the Elementary School Kids group!
    They have a ton of post regarding lunch options.
    http://www.cafemom.com/group/41
    Hope to see you there!
    kmrtigger

    Answer by kmrtigger at 2:14 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • if you go to kraft foods website, they have an entire section dedicated to the school lunch....really great, kid friendly recipes...
    c.love49

    Answer by c.love49 at 5:08 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

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