Preschool Bentos: Veggie Week

by Wendy Copley on May 30, 2008

Wyatt has been doing very well with his lunches the past couple of weeks. Reducing the amount of food I send to school with him has really seemed to improve the amount he eats. I’m sure that it’s helping a lot that he’s settling in at preschool too. The excitement of eating with all the other kids seems to be wearing off a bit and I think that helps him to sit still and actually eat a bit more of his lunch each day.

Since he’s been eating more of his lunch, I decided to branch out from what I had been sending and start adding vegetables back into his lunches. In the past, I’ve tried sending veggies and they all returned home untouched. My goal this week was to send something different every day to see what got eaten and what didn’t.

Preschooler Bernto #16: May 27, 2008

Tuesday was green bean day. Wyatt will occasionally gobble down all of his green beans at dinner, but other times he leaves them untouched. I also sent blueberries, half a banana and smoked chicken and gruyere sausage cut into chunks.

Veggie Success: None! He ate everything except the green beans.

Preschooler Bento #17: May 28, 2008

Wednesday was tomato day. I cut them in half and drizzled them with a little strawberry balsamic vinegar. I also sent half a PB&J sandwich, more blueberries and some goldfish crackers.

Veggie Success: Partial! He ate about half the tomatoes.

Preschooler Bento #18: May 29, 2008

Thursday was peas day. I also sent another chicken sausage (cut in half length-wise and horizontally), ketchup for dipping, cheese stars and a mini blueberry muffin from the freezer.

Veggie Success: Partial. The peas came home untouched but he ate them as a snack along with the leftover sausage before dinner.

Preschooler Bento #19: May 30, 2008

Friday is corn day. I really had to scrape the bottom of the barrel to put this lunch together because we were out of nearly everything. Along with the corn he’s getting grapes, a mini blueberry muffin and home-made trail mix of Puffins, dried blueberries and a couple of chocolate chips.

Veggie Success: Unknown. He’s still at preschool as I’m typing this.

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