My boys have a real mix of foods in their lunchboxes today. Had a bit of "gah, nothing to put in" and a bit of "lots of odds and ends to use up" so threw in a variety!
They have potato wedges, sweet potato falafels, cheese puffs, purple potato crisps and seed cookies. The ones on the plate get heated and put into a food thermos to give them a warm lunch.
The boys will love this as there are lots of small pieces to grab and go. It's a great way to get more eaten from the lunchbox. Kids are busy. Even Max who is 11 doesn't have time to sit and eat, he wants to slam something down and then go do what 11 y.o. boys do ?!? (probably better not to know ...)
When kids are not enthusiastic about eating their lunch providing bite sized offerings can be a great way to have them eat more. A one mouthful food that can be grabbed and eaten in seconds is far less intimidating than a big sandwich that they know will take them 5 minutes to eat. Variety can also work as there is a taste of this and a taste of that.
Have you tried bite sized portions?
Judith is passionate about good food and is even more passionate about enabling other people to enjoy the wide variety of fresh food available today.