Posted yesterday about my ds stroppy behaviour. So yesterday he refused to eat his lunch (pasta and tuna). So, as a result I took it away and made him the wait (bar drinks obviously) until dinner time. Not sure how others (or I) feel about this strategy as I did feel cruel but there were few alternatives in the fridge and I wasn't going out specially. It worked as he did eat all his dinner - no fussing. Anyway, I was wondering how many of you cook a hot lunch and dinner every day or am I making life difficult (I do cook batches and freeze but am binning 50% at the moment due to his refusal to eat). What do you give your dc for lunch. Should I be making cold options? DS hates eggs and cold cheese. Any suggestions/ comments would be very helpful.
I try never to 'cook' at lunchtime as I'm too lazy busy. I sometimes make scrambled egg though.
So DS (21mo) eats:
sandwiches and wraps - cheese, ham, peanut butter pitta and houmous cheese on toast muffins or crumpets salady bits (cucumber and tomato) soup with bread dunked in it cold cooked salmon cold chicken (any leftovers really)
I find variety works best at lunchtime as it's his 'worst' meal of the day, ie for not eating a great deal.
Mine used to love toast, sausages and tomatoes all cut up into chunks - maybe with some cheese thrown in too. The a good fromage frais for pud. They never would eat too much though, maybe a slice of toast, 1/2 a sausage and just a few chunks of the others at one sitting (but my memory may be failing me, it feels like a long time ago now!)