I haven’t been meal planning lunches for the kids lately. I haven’t needed to. I think it just took three weeks of planning and trying new things to help me come up with creative menu ideas on the fly. We haven’t been eating chicken nuggets or fish sticks lately, which was my goal. The kids still aren’t eating many vegetables, but I’m trying.
Oh, I’m trying.
I have two meals that the kids will eat consistently. The easiest is English muffin pizzas. Toast an English muffin, top it with sauce and cheese, then broil it until the cheese melts. Add a vegetable and a fruit. Easy peasy.
The meal that is most often requested is “cocktail party” dinner. Audrey asks for this for almost every meal. It is small bits on a plate, like you would eat at a cocktail party. Karen gave me the idea to put meat and cheese on a pretzel skewer, and it has been a huge hit. I try to do something fun to the plate every time, today it was mustard sunglasses for dipping the turkey.
I am pleased that the kids are not eating as many chicken nuggets. Now that we’ve discovered cocktail party lunches I’m having fun changing them up. I’m always looking for new things to add to the rotation, so if you have any ideas send them my way.
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Those all look super kid friendly! When my daughter was small her friend’s mother put out a veggie plate (cut up raw carrots, cucumber, celery, cherry tomatoes…) before dinner with a dip like ranch, peanut butter, honey mustard… The kids ate some because dipping is fun and they were hungry. The leftovers were left available in the fridge. My daughter actually asked why I didn’t do that.
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These morsels look great
What a fun thing to do
Loved the cucumber spider
And the pretzel sticks too!