What Can I Feed My Picky Eater? Easy Lunch Ideas!

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Having a picky eater can be stressful. Making sure they get all the nutrients and vitamins necessary in their diets can be challenging.

Here’s what I learned and what I do:

What can I feed my picky eater? Try incorporating vegetables and fruits in disguise in their meals. Start by choosing their favorite meal and substituting ingredients little by little. The goal here is to have our kids eating nutritious foods with all meals.

During the weekends get your child involved in the process of cooking. Most times than not if they help you make it they will eat it.

Easy Lunch Ideas for kids

If you asking your self, what can I feed my picky eater? below are some of my go-to recipes.

Make sure to include the kiddos when making them. Make it FUN!

Puff Pastry Tarts

Credits: Healthy Little Foodies

These super easy Puff Pastry Tarts taste amazing and are a great way to expose children to a range of vegetables.

You too can have success with presenting new or disliked vegetables via a puff pastry tart! 

A flexible recipe that is easy to adapt to suit taste or to the ingredients you have available. 

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Turkey, Ham and Cheese Apple Sandwiches.

Credits: Cupcakes and Kale Chips

An Apple Sandwich without bread is a fun and healthy lunch idea, especially for kids.

A tasty option whether someone took the last slice, you are looking for an easy gluten free sandwich, or want something different.

And it’s so easy you don’t even really need a recipe. Just go breadless with a classic combination when you make Turkey, Ham and Cheese Apple Sandwiches.

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Ham and Cheese kebabs

Credit: Bento School Lunches

Delicious and fun hand and cheese with a side of fruits, veggies and crackers. Easy to make and fun to eat!

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Baked Corn Tortillas Cheese Dogs

Credit: Simply gloria

Corn tortillas wrapped around hot dogs with melted cheese inside.

These crispy Baked Corn Tortillas Cheese Dogs are crispy with every bite and fun to eat!

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Pasta salad 

Credits: Cook the Story

This frozen pasta salad recipe is one of those make-ahead lunch ideas that makes packing lunches super-easy.

This pasta salad mixture is made ahead and then frozen.

In the morning put it directly from the freezer into child’s lunchboxes where it will defrost before lunchtime.

This pasta salad can also be used in different ways. For instance, mix it with broth or milk for a soup, mix it with tomato sauce and cheese for a pasta dish.

This pasta salad is customizable for your kids and can be turned into other dishes for both lunch and dinner.

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Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Credits: Kirbie Cravings

Grilled cheese sandwiches are kicked up a notch with the addition of pepperoni slices, mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce, creating pizza grilled cheese sandwiches.

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Ultimate Club Sandwiches 

Credits: Lovely Little kitchen

These little guys have turkey, ham, cheddar, bacon, lettuce, and avocado.  

Also, the sliced rolls are brushed with garlic butter before toasting them until golden brown.  

You can definitely swap out the ingredients and toppings to suit your own family’s preference, but watch the video to see how easily these come together!

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