By far the most frustrating meal to plan and assemble is Big Boy’s school lunch. I want him to have a healthy, balanced lunch, so I pack lots of nice things into his lunch box, but most days he barely eats anything!
Usually I give him the following: a ham and cheese sandwich; a banana; a yogurt tube; an extra – usually carrot sticks, a muffin, cheese or raisins. He drinks water from the tap at school. Some days he eats every morsel, but lots of the time the sandwich comes home untouched. He then ravenously eats the sandwich for his after school snack.
In a bid to have him eat more of his lunch, I have been giving him a hard-boiled egg and buttered bun instead of a sandwich for the last few days. Now, he eats everything but the banana!
Sigh…someday I will find a winning combination.