Friday, August 22, 2008

What's For Lunch?

My boys are content to eat the same things day after day after day... For Gavin, it is cereal for breakfast and a peanut butter sandwich for lunch. For Owen, it is waffles or oatmeal for breakfast and cheese and crackers for lunch. I'm okay with this arrangement because they get much more nutritional variety at dinner.

Maddie, however, is not content with such monotony! She is not a picky eater, but she wants variety in her diet. It can be a challenge to please her palette! (On Sunday, she and her Aunt Kati talked about their similar meal-time dilemma and traded a few ideas.)

Between keeping up with the laundry, being pregnant, and homeschooling, I don't want to take the time to cook elaborate breakfasts and lunches. Here is a list of some easy things I've found to serve. I'm including everything in one list because some items could be eaten at any meal.

boiled eggs
yogurt with fruit
applesauce with cinnamon
cheese muffins (we have a GREAT recipe if anyone is interested), blueberry muffins, or oatmeal buttermilk muffins
scrambled eggs
toast topped w/ thin apple slices, cinnamon, & cheese (warmed in the microwave)
sweet potato biscuits or whole-wheat biscuits
toast w/ peanut butter & banana slices
soft flour tortilla w/ beans, corn, & cheese
(leftover) meatballs sprinkled with Parmesan cheese
English muffin or bagel pizza
leftover spaghetti, soup, or Mexican casserole
peanut butter on crackers
macaroni and cheese
"ants on a log"-- celery sticks with peanut butter & raisins
refried beans w/ sour cream
toasted cheese sandwich
baked potato
rolled up lunch meat and a slice of cheese (w/ no bread)
tortilla chips w/ salsa and cheese

We'd love to have more ideas if you have any to share!


  1. We have a hard time making food that will please Suzi too. I will have to try some of these!

  2. Great list. Bubbie isn't too picky with what he eats day to day. Eat would eat the same thing everyday if I didn't try to give him a little variety... but he is DEFINITELY a picky eater! My goodness! Thankfully Grayson eats and eats and doesn't care what (right now!). Hopefully, since we have more control this time around, he'll continue to be our good eater!

  3. Great list!! Thank you!

    I wanted to email you and thank you SO much for the BEAUTIFUL bookmarks! The boys adore them and I was so touched by the beautiful baby one you so generously made for me!

    You are so talented!

    Thanks again!

  4. The Cheese Muffins sound good - I think that is something my gang would enjoy - could you post the recipe? Please?


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