Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

The 2-Year-Old’s Favorite Lunch — For NOW!

Posted by 5 years ago 3 Comments
  • Shelled Edamame, cubed cheese and cubed ham
  • Canned Carrot slices

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I say “For NOW” because — MAN — have I forgotten how fickle 2-year-olds can be. One day he LOVES broccoli, they next day he won’t touch it with a 10-foot pole. He used to devour Brussels sprouts, now he turns his nose up. Some days I can’t cut chicken fast enough. Other days he screams when it’s on his plate. My favorite though: he’ll eat melon until it’s coming out of his ears while I’m cutting it. The next day I try to give him some from the Tupperware container and he refuses.


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    Angel in Tx

    March 11, 2013

    I actually love the form filled out by the childcare provider! I used to do this and it brought back memories. It's been 13 years since I had a 2-yr old! My baby just turned 15!!!


    June 10, 2013

    Loving this category, I find making my 2 year old lunches for daycare to be so tough, and she's picky so we give her the same thing very often. Love the idea of the edamane, ham and cheese, might try that someday. I get nervous to give her something untested as if she doesn't like it don't want her to starve all day. Does your daycare provider heat up? If I want anything warm, we heat it up in a thermos and its usually pretty warm still at lunchtime, great for leftovers!


      June 10, 2013

      They don't heat things up. He just eats at room temp. Glad you like the new section!