Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Kids Lunch Ideas... Help a Mama out!

Alright fellow Mamas out there, what the he..err heck are you currently feeding your little monsters? For those that don't know me and my brood too well, I have a just turned 15 year old daughter, and she's on her own for lunch. My problem would be the 3 precious little men in my life (and no, the hubby isn't one of them). My household is rounded out by a picky and temperamental four year old, and two and half year old twins, I'll be nice and call them crazy, little Tasmanian devils!

As you can see by my photo here, I've resorted to Chef Boyardee from a can, in my defense, Aidan (the 4yo) found it in the cupboard and begged for it. He was such a good boy too, he ate two bowls, then helped himself to the twins, since they were having none of it! The boring grilled cheese eventually got eaten, and the Granny Smith apple slices with peanut butter were a real hit, I had to cut an extra apply as they were screeching for more.

OK, so we all know the standard lunches, PB&J, chicken nuggets, cold cut sandwich... a favorite for my kids is Cheese Quesadillas, I even found a great cheese for it, although I'm a tad embarresed to admit it. I tried every shredded cheese out there, and even shredded up some variety I can't think of right now. The winner is: Kroger Brand Quesadilla Cheese. I have no earthly idea what type of cheese is in the bag, it's a closely guarded Kroger secret, but it's a fave here. However, I live in constant fear that Kroger will some day decide to pull this mystical cheese off their shelves (or God forbid, close up shot altogehter and leave town), so if anyone has a better suggest, I'd love to here it.

So, back to the point.... I need help here, what are you feeding your kids for lunch??? I'll take any suggestions, links, whatever you've got, my kids are tired of my lunch options and may start throwing it back at me in protest any day now.
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6 comments:

Melissa said...

Sorry, Collin eats a mini bagel sandwich for lunch almost every day!!

EverydayMama said...

Actually, my kids may like that since they LOVE bagels!

Melissa said...

Lol! Collin has to have honey roasted turkey and American cheese on his bagel sandwich. Sometimes he likes it melted, too. ;o)

jasmine said...

i personally have just about nothing for you since i feed my kiddos cheese and crackers most days... but this is adorable and cool:
http://kellymccaleb.typepad.com/my_happy_little_life/2009/07/well-where-have-i-been.html

Paula said...

We'll make anything into pizza or pasta over here...

bagels, english muffins, regrigerated dough-if it'll have sauce, cheese, and mushrooms, we'll make it into a pizza.

And pasta (with butter, with butter & cheese, with Ragu, with sauteed veggies) or just boxed mac & cheese is a reliable hit.

Katy said...

The grilled cheese sandwich is a standby in our house! Almost any kind of pasta is a big hit too, and burritos are a constant favorite as well. Sorry, nothing new and exciting for you!! :) But I really like your blog!!