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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.

Posted anonymously, 27th January 2021

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  • 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 :)

  • Little ones helping to make mini wraps might also make them more interested in eating savoury food too.

  • Wraps, sausage rolls or rice paper rolls always seem popular with the kids.

  • Mini savoury wraps are always a winner here.

  • Sausage rolls were a hit for my daughter! Easy to add any veg you wish :)

  • what about making your own dips, like hommus and pumpkin dips, you could also add beetroot into the hommus etc. then just have with some crackers and veggie sticks….

  • If she like sausages they are nice cold you can cut thin and you can add tomato sauce in a sandwich if she likes boiled egg you can cut in quarters with cold sausage savoury biscuits like Jatz or what she likes and cheese. Mine liked cold toasted cheese sandwich.

  • Try some new things at home and get her to help cook them. Including them more sometimes encourages them to eat it

  • There are some delicious savoury muffins on recipes in Mouthsofmums!

  • Moustraps? Marmite on bread with a sprinkle of cheese, grilled until slightly crisp? They keep for a few days in an airtight container.

  • Cut up cheese, cucumbers, carrots, cabana and celery. Wraps cut up into smaller pieces, and savoury pancakes

  • I have a fussy child who won’t eat bread and it’s always been hard to make lunches. We make wraps or bento style boxes now where he picks what he wants each day – dip made with sour cream and French onion soup, bickies, olives, cheese, meat, cucumber sticks. As long as he chooses what he wants, it gets eaten. It’s always savoury based and healthy.

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