Ever since my daughter was itty bitty, I’ve loved snapping photos of her lunches to share with friends and family.
Not every day, because #lifeiscrazy, but whenever I had a spare moment and a semi-functioning brain to pair with it.
Around here, taking photos of our food is kind of a thing!
I also love to look at everyone else’s lunch photos too! Hellooooo inspiration!
Instead of making this into a multi-part series, I’m going to keep updating this post with new photos of my kindergartener’s lunch box as I take them.
This should be a fun project for moi and I’m hoping these easy lunch ideas will be helpful for all the adults out there feeding little ankle biters on the regular!
Let’s do this!
Easy Lunch Ideas for Kindergarten
Bento Lunchbox via LunchBots (affiliate)
My goal is to offer a manageable portion of each food. I’ve found if I load up her plate too much she will focus on one particular food and fill up on it first, sabotaging the rest of the meal.
Bento boxes help me offer a little of each food and also keep things separate for little miss NO-FOODS-SHALL-TOUCH-EVAHHH. Oh the drama!
At home, we also offer a little of each item, and then once that is gone she’s allowed to request extras of her favorites or even something different!
I feel like a robot when I say it but, “Eat the foods you have before asking for more.” has become our mealtime mantra.
Right now we’re working on broadening her culinary horizons (how she went from being the kid who ate curry and soup to mainly deconstructed eats, I’ll never know!) so we’re working on trying new things. Current new foods for the chickpea include nectarines, peaches, pineapple (all things she refused to try until just this week!) and different types of cheeses.
more kid-friendly eats
I’ll be back to add more tips, tricks, easy lunch ideas, and photos to this post super soon! xoxo