Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

A Suspiciously Empty Lunch Box

Posted by 4 years ago 6 Comments


  • Leftover Whole Grain curly pasta with a bit of homemade sauce, a splash of parmesan cheese and a few turkey sausage slices.
  • 1/2 of a whole grain sandwich thin
  • Red Pepper pieces
  • Fresh strawberries and blueberries
  • Water

What Came Home?

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VERY Suspicious! Especially considering the two containers have been switched. I’m giving him something with a bone tomorrow. If it doesn’t come home I’ll know if he’s figured out how to throw things away. If it does then he’s a better eater then I give him credit for OR he’s MUCH more cunning then I realize. ;)

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    February 6, 2012

    I've always wondered - do you tell him to not throw things away? I think I've seen empty wrappers come home and I've thought that a bit strange. Reply


    February 6, 2012

    We had the same thing happen last year. Suddenly my oldest daughter, who is a nortoriously slow eater, started coming home with no leftovers and no more trash in her lunch bag (I still use plastic bags some days.) She still claims to have eaten her whole lunch but I have my doubts! Glad I'm not alone in the sneaky/smarty kid club. :) Reply


    February 6, 2012

    I had been waiting for ages to use this pic: But everything was of his taste, right? The sandwich wouldn't leave crumbs if he take it out. The water bottle has some sauce in the top, proving he drank while eating the pasta. He steals your red peppers since ever, and who in his right mind would throw away berries? Oh, and he can take his lunch to school, eat the meat and all his lunch, and throw the bone anyway because it's trash. I never bring back the bone from a porkchop when I have lunch at work! Reply


    February 6, 2012

    That IS pretty darn empty! LOL When I started seeing empty lunch boxes coming home, I told my kids that I would "swing by" the school at their lunch time just to be sure they were eating all of the lunch. I also told them that they wouldn't know that I was there :) I went a couple of times and they were on the best behavior...and the lunch boxes haven't been 100% empty since! Reply

    Kelly Eaton

    February 7, 2012

    A friend of mine tells her kids to not throw anything away. No wrappers, peels, nothing. Maybe you could try that. I'm interested to see what comes home today. :) Reply


    February 8, 2012

    @Cassie AH!That's deliciously evil :) Reply