A born wheeler-dealer, this young’un uses lunchtime as just another opportunity to trade up. And this kid’s got the tools to come out on top: colorful fruit, crunchy chicken fingers, and supertasty cookies.
Baked Cracker-Crusted Chicken Fingers with a choice of honey-mustard, barbecue, or buttermilk dipping sauce; Pineapple and Grape Kebabs; string cheese; and Oatmeal–Chocolate Chip Cookies
THE PICKY EATER
So finicky is this little one that he won’t let any foods on the same plate touch each other. Play it safe with familiar classics that, with a few twists, can still be interesting.
Smushed Turkey and Cheese Sandwich; Ladybugs on a Raft; goldfish or other nonthreatening yet relatively healthy crackers; and Easy Vanilla Pudding
This kid has yet to meet a spice or veggie she didn’t like. Push her palate to new levels with this Asian-influenced lunch.
Kid-Friendly Fried Rice; Tropical Snack Mix; exotic fruit such as Asian pears, dragon fruit, or lychees; and Zen Bars