Post # 1
So this may seem super random but I was wondering if anyone could maybe help somehow. A very good friend of mine is having a hard time finding ideas for meals to create for her picky eater little son, he’s 7. He loves wonderbread white but he is tired of the same old pb&j sandwhich for lunch. For anyone who has children who love white wonderbread, what kind of meals have you created for your kid?
Also, just out of curiosity, I’m gluten free so I don’t eat real bread what’s so great about wonderbread that makes kids love it that much that they ask for it?
Post # 2
fluffernutter? Peanut butter and marshmellow fluff. Definitely not the healthiest but I used to eat these all the time when I was little.
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
Could do PB & fruit slices (banana, strawberry) to change it up, make it healthier, but still be really similar for a picky eater. Could also swap out the PB with almond, cashew, or sun butter.
When I was little my mom would pack me crackers with cheese and ham/turkey/salami/etc. Pretty much DIY lunchables.
Post # 4
My mom used to make chicken salad and egg salad and that was pretty much all I’d eat. We also would have the DIY lunchables that the PP mentioned as well. If he likes soup, soup is easy in a little thermos with some fun crackers! That’s all I can really think about for lunches that I had … outside of ramen, which is not the healthiest thing ever.
Post # 5
She could try cutting the bread into shapes such as dinosaurs and puzzle pieces with a cutter to make other fillings more enticing to a picky eater.
Homemade pizza is great for lunch boxes and he can help make them and choose his toppings or mum can add a fun design with toppings too.
Post # 6
Lepidoptera: if it were my child, he would be eating what i made for him, because i would have made it for everyone eating at the table. the way see it is that a parent (or spouse!) isn’t a short order cook. if you have an allergy, that’s one thing. but by giving in to this little guy, she’s encouraging him to continue to be picky.
i realize i’m probably in the unpopular opinion group. i think it’s important to introduce as many new foods to kids as possible so that they don’t end up being a chicken nugget and white bread kid. my friend’s child will only eat chicken nuggets, and mac and cheese. instead of trying to branch this kid out, my friend makes chicken and mac especially for this child. so now, if the kid goes somewhere where she can’t have that, she screams and pitches a fit. meanwhile, i’m a bitch i guess because i’d be like…this is what i made for dinner. you are welcome to eat as much or as little as you’d like. they’ll eat when they get hungry enough.