Boy Food

14 Sep

joey eating

Joey, 2002

My fabulous Facebook friends answered my plea for healthy lunch and snack ideas for picky kids. Well, kid, in my case — Danny is an adventurous eater. Joey is not. And the boy reports he’s “starving” every day after school, which tells me his growing body needs more.

Armed with a new list of yummy eats (see below), I’ve been to the grocery store, shelled out $110 on nutritious grub, stocked my fridge and shelves,  and now I eagerly await a thumbs-up or down when I pick up my choosey child today after class lets out. Fingers crossed he’s happy. Fully expecting he’s not.

  • Hummus/cream cheese tortilla roll-up with thinly-sliced cucumber, apple or deli meat.
  • Hummus with pita bread triangles.
  • Tuna or chicken salad in a pita pocket.
  • Hard-boiled eggs, either peeled or chopped into a lettuce salad.
  • Frozen yogurt tubes.
  • Grapes and cubes of cheese threaded on a small juice-box straw, like a skewer.
  • Mashed/seasoned cooked beans with spread on tortilla with cheese.
  • Black bean brownies.
  • Trail mix with nuts, sunflower seeds and some peanut M&Ms for a little sweetness.
  • Laptop Lunches has lots of great ideas, too.

Some of the other stuff I picked up:

  • Light, low-sugar yogurt.
  • Low-fat cottage cheese.
  • Sargento light string cheese.
  • 100-percent whole wheat wraps.
  • Shaved, smoked turkey breast.
  • Smart Taste pasta.
  • Black beans.
  • Carrots, celery, cucumber.
  • And we always have loads of fresh fruit.

Umm, Umm.

One Response to “Boy Food”

  1. Kristi September 14, 2009 at 2:55 pm #

    Okay, I’ve GOT to try the black bean brownies!

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