5 ways getting kids to eat lunch box
Does your kid keep coming back from school or kindergarten with untouched or less than half eaten lunch box? Than I can understand your frustration. Therefore, I hope that these tips will help you finding out the reason and solution for having this issue and finally getting your kid to eat his lunch box.
1. Mix food up.
- instead of offering him cucumber, put cherry tomatoes;
- instead of egg sandwich, offer the one with cheese or meat topping;
- put leftover dinner to his lunch box (if the consistency is not liquid or runny).
No no no!
Despite that, some of you would argue about mixing the food up. You would probably say that my kid’s range of food that he eats is very limited, which means that he would´t eat mixed food.
There are many options, alternatives and forms of food to choose from. And this is my experience that is speaking up. I have a very picky eater at home, and he refuses to eat veggies. Managing to find the alternative things that he likes and prepare his lunch box with a variety of food has been and still is not an easy task. Despite that, I managed to “hide” veggies in the food by e.g. making veggie-fruit-based pancakes, veggie-based sweet muffins or hiding shredded veggies in his sandwiches or wraps.
There is a chance!
2. Put the food that he likes.
3. Make finger friendly, not runny or sticky food.
4. Easy to open lunch box.
It might sound silly, however, because of the attributes lunch box having, the way it is produced or putting to much of food in the lunch box can cause difficulties to open that, therefore, your kid might not be eating the food at all. Suggestion for this issue is to practice with your kid opening it and it’s containers, before launching it to the school or kindergarten.
My top lunch boxes:
5. Involve kid into process.
The more options the better results!
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P.S. If you are struggling with making your kids to listen to you, teaching to clean up their toys or just interested in other parenting related issues, you can find this and more discovering info here.