We all know a picky eater or two. It may be that you even have one in your life. It can be very challenging to come up with lunch box ideas for the picky eater, but it’s not at all impossible. In fact, with a little planning, you can make packing lunch for your picky eater as simple and quick as any other packed lunch. Here are a few suggestions.
If your kid is picky at lunch, they are definitely picky at dinner, too. But if you make a great kid-friendly meal the night before, the leftovers can be packed the next day for your child to enjoy again! Here are some tried and true ideas:
20+ Healthy Slow Cooker Dinners – Super Healthy Kids
Chicken Taco Bento Box – Thrifty Jinxy
Turkey Wraps – Super Healthy Kids
Another great way of helping a picky eater get in some healthy foods is to be sneaky. Add secret vegetables to foods you know they already eat. Muffins, macaroni and cheese, and other kid staples are perfect for hiding things. Try these ideas!
Fruit and Veggie Muffins – Super Healthy Kids
Apple Sandwiches – Thrifty Jinxy
No Bake Fruit Pizzas – Two Healthy Kitchens
Whole Wheat Veggie Biscuits – Super Healthy Kids
Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels – Dinner at the Zoo
Make Your Own Snack Packs – Dining With Alice
Veggie Packed Pizza Rolls – Super Healthy Kids
Kids are more willing to try things that look cool. Try using cookie cutters to cut out shapes, or arrange fruits into fun animals.
Hungry Hippos Sandwiches – Two Healthy Kitchens
5 Easy Lunchbox Meals – Wanna Bite
Picky Eaters Pea Salad – Super Healthy Kids
Veggie Faces No Bake Pizzas – Two Healthy Kitchens
Fruit Kabobs – Dinner at the Zoo
Ants on a Log – Two Healthy Kitchens
Do your kids love store-bought products? Try making them yourself! It’s easier than you think to whip up healthier versions of some of those expensive, sugar-filled treats.
Homemade Rice Cakes – Living Sweet Moments
Homemade Uncrustables – Thrifty Jinxy
Homemade Strawberry Fruit Rollups – Living Sweet Moments
Sweet and Salty Granola Bars – Living Sweet Moments
Remember – if you’ve got a picky eater, it’s easier than ever to fill their lunchboxes with healthy and delicious foods that they’ll be only too happy to gobble up. What would you add to the list?