Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Return from Spring Break

Posted by 5 years ago 3 Comments


  • Whole-grain Ritz/Triscuits with The Laughing Cow and Turkey Pepperoni
  • Red bell pepper slices
  • Apple, cut
  • Cashews
  • Water
  • Snack: Pretzels and dried apricots (not pictured)

What Came Home?

School Lunch Ideas

Let me explain the uneaten apple because it is yet another example of why kids ARE SO FRUSTRATINGLY ANNOYING!

Phew … that felt good to get off my chest.

I can’t remember when and frankly I’m too lazy to look up exactly when someone gave me the idea to cut the apple and put it back together to prevent oxidation. The 7-year-old LOVED it this way a couple years ago, and I could actually get him to eat most of it — at least a lot more than giving him a whole apple that would come back with 1-2 bites missing. So I asked him this morning if he wanted one and he said, yes.

As you can see, it didn’t fly. He told me it was too weird and next time he just wants a regular apple.


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    April 8, 2013

    Cut up apples are for little kids; not cool kids!!!


    April 9, 2013

    Can totally relate! I've had the same reaction with the apple ... I even get "I like to eat that at home Mom but not for lunch at school" ???? go figure! :)


    April 14, 2013

    And then come braces and back to cut again!