Wednesday, February 20, 2008

WFMW: A Kid Friendly Lunch

Why I Homeschool Reason #465 - I don't have to pack lunches!

Ok, that's not entirely true. I do have to pack a lunch periodically and I still have to make lunch everyday. Chicken nuggets and french fries are usually a hit, but my youngest has an irrational dislike of easy stuff like sandwiches. Fortunately, I have a secret weapon that will get even my picky 4-year-old to down that sandwich and LIKE IT.

Behold! Sandwich-on-a-stick!

Slice up the bread and meat into 1" squares and stack them up with cheese cubes. Spear them with a frilly or sword-shaped toothpick and toss a bunch of them in a sandwich bag. What was just a plain boring sandwich is now the coolest thing at the lunch table. You can also do this with fruit and it never hurts to throw in a princess or pirate napkin.

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7 comments:

Sarah said...

I love this! I usually just use a shape cutter for sandwiches, but even that gets boring after a while. Thanks for the tip!

Life In Progress said...

How fun. My daughter would love this since she usually takes her meat & cheese sandwiches apart to eat them anyway!

Laura said...

HOW FUN!!!!! I LOVE this! My boys like anything I put on a stick (of course then, they turn the stick into a light saber...)! Thanks for sharing this neat idea!

~Rhen said...

That is such a cute idea!

Katrine said...

Good idea! I wonder if this will get my son to eat sandwiches other than peanut butter and jelly.

Nikki said...

My kids will go crazy for this fun lunch tip! I can't wait to surprise them with it tomorrow. Thanks!

Jendeis said...

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