My kid is starting to show her little independence when it comes to food.
Normally I fix:
Wraps with shredded carrots, cabbage, cheese, and low sodium turkey.
Boiled eggs with crackers.
Homemade soups. (She really loves these)
PB&J (Which she now wants EVERYDAY)
Edamame and Ham
Mini tacos with homemade salsa and chips.
Homemade hummus and crackers, with cheese sticks
Whole wheat/grain sandwiches with meat and or cheese
I always pack in fresh cut fruit, carrots & broccli, all natural no sugar added organic yogurt, and water/juice.
School isn't helping either... She sees the kids with twinkies, lunchables, sodas, cupcakes, doritos (her fave, I add them sometimes), candy bars, just a bunch of junk that we only eat ONCE in a while.
I have to pack extra because her girlfriends are always snagging her fruit, asking to share her yogurt, and even the teachers have some of her edamame and hummus. (small school, her class has 6 kids) I don't mind, at least those kids are getting a little something healthy! I do let her eat lunch at school every friday, it's either pizza or hamburger and fries. Of course those are her fave's!
Got any healthy ideas? She's OVER mine.