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Critique DSs packed lunch.

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Wellthisunexpected Sun 20-May-18 16:22:37

He's 2.5. starts a new nursery tomorrow where he has to take a packed lunch (they provide breakfast, snack and 1 hot meal).

I've never sent him with a packed lunch just for him before. He won't eat sandwiches.

Sunglasses are for scale.

MarthasGinYard Sun 20-May-18 16:24:04

Looks awful

What is it

OliviaStabler Sun 20-May-18 16:25:00

Can't tell what is in there

IlikemyTeahot Sun 20-May-18 16:26:20

looks lovely to me x

DBoo Sun 20-May-18 16:26:25

Looks like pitta
Humous
Watermelon
Grapes
Cheese
Some sort of veg.

Looks alright to me but admittedly im not the packed lunch police.

MarthasGinYard Sun 20-May-18 16:26:31

Is it prunes in juice

Slithers of pitta

And one piece of cucumberconfused

Apologies Op if my eyes are failing me these days

Longdistance Sun 20-May-18 16:27:32

Is that hummus,pitta bread, sausage?, cheese? I can see the fruit.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 20-May-18 16:27:45

I can't critique or praise it as I can't make a head nor tail what it is.

GreatDuckCookery Sun 20-May-18 16:28:30

Looks fine OP.
Maybe add a little piece of flapjack or a small bun as a treat?

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 20-May-18 16:29:19

I'm assuming it's pitta strips hummus crudites and fruit and cheese.

It's ok. But if go for some of those cathedral city mini chedds iver thise small chunks which will go warm and revolting when not kept in fridge

And keep the veg separate from the bread.

AlonsoTigerHeart Sun 20-May-18 16:30:06

Looks fine to me

GreatDuckCookery Sun 20-May-18 16:30:12

Looks like cheese/hummus/sliced peppers/pita bread with melon and grapes.

Bit sure what's wrong with peoples eyes 🧐

daimbars Sun 20-May-18 16:30:31

Hummus, pitta, cucumber, tiny cheese chunks, chopped cold sausage? Top right is melon and grapes?

My 2.5 year old would enjoy that as a snack then eagerly await her main course.

MarthasGinYard Sun 20-May-18 16:31:14

Blimey if you lot are right I'm phoning the opticians grin

Wellthisunexpected Sun 20-May-18 16:33:57

Half a toasted pitta, 4 cucumber batons, 4 grapes halved, canteloup melon, hummus, cheese chunks.

KirstenRaymonde Sun 20-May-18 16:34:05

I usually think people on MN give their kids far too much food, but this doesn’t look like enough of anything to me.

Wellthisunexpected Sun 20-May-18 16:34:28

And 1.5 cocktail sausages, cut up

VioletCharlotte Sun 20-May-18 16:34:30

Can people really not see what this is? It's clearly slices of sausage, pitta, cheese, and cucumber. Some hummus. And sliced up melon and grapes. Looks nice to me! If this is the type of thing he'd eat normally for lunch OP, then it's absolutely fine.

LunaTrap Sun 20-May-18 16:35:26

Doesn't look like enough for my preschooler and she isn't a massive eater.

MightyMucks Sun 20-May-18 16:36:13

I think you have picked the right stuff but I would give at least 1/3 more.

Wellthisunexpected Sun 20-May-18 16:36:52

He has a good appetite, but I've previously been accused of over feeding him on here.

StillNoClue Sun 20-May-18 16:37:56

This would be far to little for ds (20 months), but as long as it's the same sort/amount of food he has at home that's the main thing. You can always chuck some yoghurt in and he can eat that as well if he still wants more.

BrutusMcDogface Sun 20-May-18 16:39:04

What does he normally eat for lunch if he's at home? If it's what you've packed, then fine! Other people's kids might eat more or less, but just go with what you know he'll eat. Looks fine to me.

BrutusMcDogface Sun 20-May-18 16:40:26

It is balanced, I mean. It's not a dairylea lunchable and a bag of crisps.

Ploppymoodypants Sun 20-May-18 16:42:08

I think it’s fine, but would make it 3 cocktail sausages and add some cherry tomatoes, carrot sticks etc. Plus double the grapes. I would also add a little yoghurt, like a mini Yeo or petit filous.

It’s hard as my DD won’t eat sandwiches either. I always added a home made treat too. Such as a mini flapjack.

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