One thing I have noticed since my oldest son entered the “picky-toddler-eating”phase is that it has stuck around to some degree since he turned about 14 months old. One thing I have found in encouraging him to eat his lunches is making them as fun as possible, and now that he’s in school, I want better lunches for school. I have a few tricks up my sleeve!
Making Lunch Fun for Kids
- Include them in their food choices
- Allow one treat, even small, to make lunch something to look forward to
- Cut sandwiches into shapes — my kids are more likely to eat their sandwiches if they are cut in a shape, it doesn’t need to be “Pinterest” fancy!
- Always have a fruit or veggie in their lunch that they like
- Fun food storage containers
I love the new Rubbermaid LunchBlox sets. They fit perfectly into lunch boxes, save space, snap together and are sized proportionally for different snacks. I also like the option of the built-in Blue Ice™ for when snacks need to be kept cool—an ice pack that’s built specifically for these LunchBlox sets! They are also microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe which is a must in this house.
These are great quality sets, not flimsy and I think I will be buying some for the meals I have to pack to take to work, there’s lots of other kits available. You can keep in touch with Rubbermaid on their social media sites: Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
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