My eldest has had the almost exact same lunch everyday since kindergarten, I’ve tried multiple healthy baked goods to try something different and save on costs but she just won’t eat it as she things it’s all sweet. Any reccomendations, if I can hide some fruit or veg in there the better? I’ve tried quiches, muffins, even mini “pizzas” but she just won’t entertain them.

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  • Mine have:
    fruitbun with yoghurt and muesli in a wee pot aside
    multi grain roll with cheese and vegetarian bacon
    burger thins with vegetarian patty
    wholemeal flatbread with fried egg
    spinach feta rolls

    then there’s always on the side some different options
    a piece of fruit
    pot with peanuts/cashew nuts
    pot with indian soy sticks / indian tumeric banana chips
    roasted flava beans
    puffed rice
    cheese sticks
    boiled eggs
    dried apricots / pears
    salami stick

  • My son loves different sorts of crackers or pretzels/with cheese and/or dips. Its so easy to prepare and you can add vege to the dips or maybe use them instead of crackers if your daughter will eat them like that.

  • Mini pies with her favourite fillings.

  • Pinwheel are always a hit or savoury muffins

  • Savory pancakes or muffins. Fried veg chips.

  • Muffins! So many savoury options and they are always delicious

  • What about homemade sausage rolls and pies? There are also so great recipes for veggie scrolls. You can make them look like little snails just for something different.

  • Zucchini Slices home-made or you can buy a ready-made from Aldi or Coles. I made lots of muffins using leftover veggies or corn fritters I make up the recipe and bake it in my muffin tins the kids love these.

  • So she’s rejecting sweet things? Get her to try what you’re packing at home, so she knows it’s not sweet when she finds it in her lunch box.

  • Have you tried cooking and baking together? Maybe sausage rolls, noodle salads, fried rice, onigiri?

  • What about a toasted sandwich or grilled cheese when cool cut into strips most kids like cheese.

  • What does she have now, might be best to try tweet what you already have in there so she gets used to things that are different to start with

  • I make pita chips out of pita bread and give my child little individual dip packets he loves them.

  • Pin wheels, carrot sticks and dip, sausage rolls (homemade that you can put veggies in them)

  • Arancini balls, pea fritters, rice paper rolls, chicken and vegetable sausage rolls :)

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