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.