We made it over the half way point, welcome to day five friends!
Tomorrow’s lunch is chicken cutlet, which in my world often translates to chicken nuggets or leftover chicken from dinner the night before. My boys are quite happy eating chicken nuggets or cutlet at room temperature – I get asked that question often. I usually pack them and leave them in the fridge overnight and heat them up before school in the morning, and while they aren’t piping hot at lunchtime, I have yet to get a complaint from either kiddo.
If you’re wanting to try a normally warm food at a cooler temp, I’d recommend doing so on the weekend first. I believe I’ve already shared this, but I never try new foods or methods for school lunches – I don’t like to waste and I especially don’t like to leave a hungry kid hanging.
With that being said, here is a quick video of today’s lunch for the pickiest eater in the house. I consider myself lucky in this department because while this guy has quite the sweet tooth, he still loves green veggies!
Some tips and takeaways from today’s video:
- Try new lunchboxes! I laughed out loud when I wrote that, haha! I’ve been a Bentgo Kids girl for over a year now, and while I have nothing but good things to say, I think it’s time for me to step outside the box (literally). I haven’t been afraid to try newbies, I mostly just didn’t want to spend the money. Anyway, I got these little containers on Amazon for a few bucks and they will certainly do the trick for summer lunches. If you’re in the market for a new box, you can check out this roundup I did a few weeks back.
- Leftovers make great main dishes the next day! My “chicken cutlet” for tomorrow’s lunch is actually left over BBQ chicken from last night. If you don’t do this super often, it’s a great way to mix up your daily lunches. In fact, tomorrow is leftover day! More on leftovers tomorrow 😉
Today I have yet another guest mama sharing her tips with you! Today’s guest is Holley from HolleyGrainger.com and she’s sharing tips for dealing with picky eaters. This is a huge topic, and something I can’t speak on that much since I only have one semi-picky eater. Holley is a mom, food blogger and dietician, and she also shares her girl’s lunches on Instagram! (you can find her here)
So often the idea of lunchbox packing for a picky child can seem overwhelming for well-intended parents. While my girls’ “choosiness” can make me want to bang my head against a wall when it comes to breakfast and dinner planning, I’ve finally broken through the lunchtime drama by following these 3 tips. While no system is perfect, by slowly incorporating these practices at all of your meals, hopefully, lunchtime will become a peaceful, pleasant and most importantly, nourishing time for your child.
Holley recently filmed a segment on this exact topic that I think is absolutely wonderful, watch here: