Ds can now have both gluten and dairy since being cleared at 2yrs old. Unfortunately he has never really taken to them and sandwiches get left well alone and he won't touch cheese. He will eat yoghurt but only 1 or 2 in a week, it is definately not his favourite. He drinks soy milk happily. So any way lunch box ideas please...do the following in various combinations but am feeling very much in a rut.
Diced cucumber, tomato, ham Carrot sticks Popcorn Crackers and dip/hummus Fruit bar Fresh fruit (will eat almost everything) Canned fruit Dried fruit Occasional yoghurt Corn cob Cold meat Meatballs and dippy sauce Mini spring rolls Mini corn fritters Muffin (will often not eat this as it is too bready)
thats all I can think of for now...please give me some more ideas
thanks tigerschick he does like rice so could do that especially with a few veges mixed in, he would love it. He doesn't like any of the others you mention unfortunately which I put down to him not having them until he was older as most things he is great at eating.
ooh good idea, yes he would love soup etc. Could I put baked beans in do you think as he would eat these well. Also just remembered I do put a boiled egg in his lunch at times...has been a while so I could do this.
Actually tootricky I have never made them. We are in NZ and I don't think they are made over here much. Do you have a recipe at all please, definately worth a try. Also do you put anything on them eg spread etc
Sushi! Mine loves it with tuna and cucumber or tuna and avocado. Easy to pack, easy to handle. Over here you can buy sushi kits in the supermarket with the basics in it to get you started. As a family we have sushi for lunch or dinner 1 to 2 times a week. Very affordable and healthy meal. We are not japanese, but it has helped with DS1 that he has quite a few japanese children in his class and DS2 will have a go at whatever DS1 is having.
aussiesim ds would be in second heaven if I put in sushi, brilliant idea. Also frittata worth a go thanks littleducks...he is usually pretty good with eggy things so have made me think mini quiches and french toast will be good, he will eat french toast fairly reliably.
I often make a rice salad with cooked chicken bits and some veggies, or tuna/mayo/sweetcorn. If you feel adventurous, then its pretty easy to make sushi rolls with avacado/tuna mayo/carrot sticks/chicken mayo in them, and they just feel more exciting.
I quite like doing lettuce wraps with cold meat in them, or cottage cheese and sweet chilli sauce.
Frittata ? Edamame ? Chilli/curry/casserole/baked beans and sausages in the flask
Loving these, some great ideas. Tealady thanks he will eat crackers but the cheese is a no go area. Definately trying rice salady thing and sushi. Like idea of using lettuce as wrapping agent in place of bread and also potatos...could do potato salad as he will eat this well. thank you I knew we were in a rut and these ideas have got me all excited about doing his lunch.