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Being a parent to a picky eater makes it crucial to learn some lunch packing tips. Packing lunch for a picky eater is unlike packing a daily lunch for your less-picky eaters. I wanted to share some tips to help parents everywhere learn the best way to get their picky eaters to enjoy lunch, without a fuss!
Lunch Packing Tips for Picky Eaters
Since you can’t monitor what your kid is eating at daycare or school during the day, you can use my lunch packing tips for picky eaters to curb the amount of food your picky eater tosses and encourage healthier eating habits.
Make Lunch Fun
You can toy with the concept of making figures out of your picky eater’s least enjoyed foods. Consider making ants on a log using raisins, celery, and SunButter. You can also make your child’s sandwich into fun shapes using cookie cutters. Finding new ways to make lunch fun will encourage your picky eater to bite into new friends with ease during their school lunchtime. One thing that I’m excited about is using our Sistema 1.7L Bento Box to pack lunches. They come in these bright colours that my toddler loves. They also come with multiple compartments which help keeps her lunch items separated.
Another great reason to use the Sistema 1.7L Bento Box to pack lunches is that they are reusable!
Blend Tricky Foods In
Things like cauliflower can easily be mixed into your homemade bread or used as mashed potatoes or rice as part of your picky eater’s lunch. Consider finding new ways to blend tricky foods into your child’s lunch so that they get a decent serving of veggies. You could blend a veggie smoothie as part of your picky eater’s lunch as an added measure to blend tricky foods into your child’s lunch. You can get super creative with wraps. The Bento boxes are great for packing leftovers as well as fresh lunches.
Plan The Weekly Lunches together
Have your picky eater help you plan their weekly lunches. This meal plan will serve as a visual reminder of what they’ll find in their lunchbox each day and having them help plan will encourage your picky eater to try new foods during lunchtime. You can opt to have one day where your picky eater can select their favorite lunch option, as long as they’ve eaten their healthier lunches for the rest of the week.
These are just a few lunch packing tips for picky eaters that will help inspire you to get your picky eater enjoying more food choices. Finding creative ways to make lunch fun, sneaking in important nutrients in a smoothie or much-loved lunch sides, and planning weekly lunches with your picky eater are all useful ways to get your picky eater enjoying healthier foods regularly.
I can’t believe my baby will start school soon. I may not be ready emotionally but thanks to these Sistema 1.7L Bento Box and packing tips, we will have our lunch prepping routine down I’m sure of it!
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