Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Little Bean Doesn’t Believe it Either!

Posted by 3 years ago 11 Comments

 

  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Cut up raw turnips and a few cherry tomatoes
  • Whole Walnuts
  • Canned Butter Beans
  • Water

What Came Home?

School Lunch Ideas

Another completely empty lunch box! I’m not AS suspicious as I know he likes everything I gave him. Plus, is he crafty enough to only throw out things randomly? Most days there’s a remnant or 2 of something leftover.

Still… it makes me wonder.


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    Eileen

    February 21, 2012

    I love this series. I'm really fascinated by your giving him canned butter beans. I've never eaten them straight before...umm..do they taste like butter? Reply

    roni

    February 21, 2012

    No but they're creamy and have that bean texture. It's hard to explain. All 3 of us like them straight out of the can, just rinse and eat! Reply

    Eileen

    February 21, 2012

    I'll give them a try then. Beans have a TON of protein in them, and I can always use that! Reply

    Laura of Lauralovinglife

    February 22, 2012

    Hey Roni... still totally loving your school lunch posts. Personally, I vote for Ryan actually IS eating all his food. I went to visit my son at lunchtime the other day (1st grade), and I was surprised to see that he'd wolfed through the food I'd packed in his lunch and everybody else was still eating stuff. They give them a LOT of time to eat lunch at school, but at home he'll eat in like 10-15 minutes and be off to play. Also, those fruit/veggie finger foods go quickly, because he doesn't have to do anything but pop them in his mouth. Kids with hot lunch are trying to open milks, spread butter, etc. You're doing an AMAZING thing with his lunches, and it never ceases to amaze me what that kid will eat. I can't wait to see what all Lil Bean eats as he grows up, too. The avocado video was adorable! Reply

    Ana Myre

    February 22, 2012

    Woow love the lunch box ideas, will give a try with my two boys, One is a ok eater and the other he does not like anything. Reply

    Tina

    February 22, 2012

    Seriously, that Ryan of yours is an incredible healthy eater! Way to go Roni - you've instilled these healthy habits in him early on! TURNIPS!? Wow, I don't even think I've ever had them raw. And I'm a veggie lover, lol. Reply

    Paula

    February 22, 2012

    I have to ask, what does a raw turnip taste like? I have never tried it. Did you pick a special variety? Reply

    roni

    February 23, 2012

    It has a radish texture but it's not peppery. Just crunchy goodness! Oh and better sliced thin. That's how he likes it. Reply

    Brandy

    February 24, 2012

    I'm debating about buying the same lunch box for daughter. Do you actually put the lids on each compartment? I'm just picturing them getting thrown away! Does everything stay in the right little container without the lid? Reply

    roni

    February 24, 2012

    Only the rounded edge containers have lids and we rarely use them. Only if I send something with liquid. Reply

    Paula

    February 27, 2012

    I had to let you know that I borrowed the idea for raw turnips for my own lunch. I just peeled mine and sliced. I had never had them and actually found them to be not bad at all. I plan to buy some for next weeks lunch. I also bought a can of butter beans and added them to my lunch. I've always liked lima beans but was unsure about eating them cold, but it is another hit. Thanks for sharing ideas for lunch boxes. Reply