Talk

Advanced search

What's for lunch today? Take inspiration from Mumsnetters' tried-and-tested recipes in our Top Bananas! cookbook - now under £10

Find out more

Please help with my son lunchbox.please please.

(12 Posts)
preciousmum Sun 26-Dec-10 23:50:56

Hi there.
My son has started reception this year,he's on school dinner for now,but i noticed he's loosing weight,as he is very fassy eater.At school he would only eat pasta,or if chicken and rice is on the day's menu,anything that didn't look like mum's food ,he would not tauch it,he would only choose the steamed veg insted.Iam thinking of giving him packed lunch,but the problem is,he does not eat sandwich,and olso if i want to give him some left over pasta or curry,or veg...it has to be worm not cold.In my familly food are prepared evryday,we don't have sandwich,or cold meals,so this has contrebuted of the way he is,i think.I am really in need of a solution.Is it enaugh for him to survive on couple of carrots and a few floret of brocoly,till he gets home???.He's very healthy boy,he likes his veg, fruits ,nuts.
I am trying to find if there is any sort of container that keeps food warm.What do you think?Any idea?Am i exagirating?Please you taught.
PC:sorry english is not my first language.

exexpat Sun 26-Dec-10 23:58:01

You can get insulated lunch containers like this one or this one - probably more if you look around Amazon or a specialist shop.

Sazisi Mon 27-Dec-10 00:04:07

No, I don't think a few florets of broccoli/carrots is enough to sustain him (especially if you have noticed him losing weight)

If he likes soup you could give him this in flask.
You could also suplement his lunch with healthy snacks like nuts, cheese, apricots, homemade granola bars.

WhatsWrongWithYou Mon 27-Dec-10 00:09:02

Two of my DCs have the blue Thermos flask and take in hot food in the winter.
Tbh, I often use ready-made meals like spaghetti bolognaise or shepherd's pie, which aren't the healthiest but they're 9 and 13 so have had a longer period of healthy food.

We rarely have left-overs to send in blush, but his mum's home-cooked food would be perfect, I'd have thought.

preciousmum Mon 27-Dec-10 00:14:25

Thanks for all the ideas .and thanks to exexpat the link is very useful,i think i will get him one.

SkyBluePearl Mon 27-Dec-10 03:20:59

soup or other warm meal in a soup flask. I would try and get him used to having other stuff too though - like bread

Sequins Mon 27-Dec-10 05:34:42

I think the Thermos flask is a good idea but it might be worth trying him with sandwiches first - he might not like them at home but if all the other children with packed lunches have sandwiches he might go along with it.

UniS Mon 27-Dec-10 11:13:31

For carbohydrate try- crackers, naan bread, pitta,cold pizza, rice balls,roast potatoes, potato cakes, waffles, chapati... what ever of those you eat as a family

For protein
cheese, cold meat, yoghurt,

vegetables & fruit.

and something sweet.

vmcd28 Mon 27-Dec-10 20:42:55

Can I just say that I wish my son would eat any of the foods your son loves!

CarolSinger Mon 27-Dec-10 20:46:59

Both DC take soup in a flask in the winter and say they love having a warm lunch.

If he's not keen on sandwiches, then filled pitta bread, quiche may be alternatives.

Failing that, he is very young, could he come home for lunch if you live nearby?

mollymax Mon 27-Dec-10 20:52:06

Maybe worth asking the school if your child can take a flask in, before you go and buy one.
I am saying this because at my daughters school the children are not allowed to take in flasks.

preciousmum Mon 27-Dec-10 21:07:58

Thanks to all your ideas.definitly i will ask the school first,before buying a flask.Also i will ask the teacher to keep a close eye on him for the first week after the holidays,before starting this packed lunch thing.As for me i waited all this time hoping he will get used to school dinners,seeing all his freinds eating.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: