Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Our First Day Care Lunch!

Posted by 5 years ago 4 Comments
  • Sunflower Seeds and Raisins
  • Shelled Edamame and Broccoli
  • Cheese Sticks
  • Whole Grain Pretzels

What Came Home?

School Lunch Ideas

Yes, PRESCHOOL! Can you believe the same baby who has all those adventures is now a full blown toddler?!?

Little Bean started a part time day care program yesterday and I thought it would be fun to put a few of his lunches in the mix.

My overall lunch philosophy still holds true. I’m all about variety. Bean is a bit of a challenge as he’s not the biggest fruit fan but over all he’s a good eater, MOST of the time. Tonight he wouldn’t touch his dinner and there was a lot of crying. A LOT.


Anyway, I’d love any pre-school suggestions. It’s been awhile since I packed for toddler. At home we pretty much just eat leftovers or I make him a grilled cheese. Packing is always a whole other challenge.

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    December 7, 2012

    my toddler always was a fan of pnut butter and fruit (i used strawberry ..natural not sweetened) mini sandwiches cut into shapes with my cookie cutters. i think you could cut cheese with cookie cutters. as for veggies...that was a hard one with my toddler, but honestly, green beans were always eaten! applesauce. animal crackers. :) i LOVE your i've written before i use them for my own work lunches!

    Amy P

    December 7, 2012

    We do bowls of a kind of homemade trail mix with a carb, fruit, and protein. We try to make it a non-sticky or slimy bowl. Favorite ingredients are: For carbs: baby pretzels, gold fish, oyster crackers, sesame sticks, cheeze-its, cheerios, kix, pieces of granola bars, pieces of cereal bars For fruit: raisins, Dried blueberries, Dried Cherries, Freeze dried strawberries, Freeze dried blueberries, Dried bananas, Dried Mangos For protein: nuts, cheese chunks, small ham squares, slices of pepperoni, slices of summer sausage, small chicken chunks, nutbutter cookie balls


    December 7, 2012

    Do you cook the shelled edamame and broccoli or are they raw? I have not had edamame in ages. What a healthy looking lunch. Gives me some ideas for my adult lunch bag. It is getting too repetitious.


    December 8, 2012

    Paula - both the edamame and broccoli were leftover from the night before so yea, they are both cooked. I've been trying to make a litle extra the night before just so I can include int he lunch boxes. :)