Kids are funny. One minute, they’re all about their favorite foods. The next? They’re shedding tears because the pepperoni on their pizza is “too round,” or they no longer like what you’ve put in front of them.
Don’t worry, parents! The LunchBreak team totally understands. If you’re looking for a fresh, hot, and healthy meal that your kiddo will actually want to eat, we’ve got you covered.
While our menu spans many different kid-friendly options, we have three items that most families circle back to at some point during the week. Our best, for picky eaters..
1. Chicken Nuggets w/ Mashed Potatoes & Green Beans
You know the way you look at your glass of wine at the end of the night…that’s how you want your kids to look at their chicken nuggets. These chicken nuggets are slow marinated overnight and coated with gluten-free panko crumbs for a maximum amount of flavor. Paired with non-dairy Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and farmer’s market green beans, this meal makes a perfect lunch for picky eaters.
It’s a win for both of you, really. They’ll be happy that they’re getting to eat chicken tenders for lunch at school (or home!), and you’ll love the fact that it is healthy, hot, not shaped like a dinosaur, and gives them the nutrition necessary for added brainpower. What’s better than that?
2. Alfredo Shells w/ Broccoli
Choosing vegetables for picky eaters can sometimes be tough. Crowns? Florets? Green clouds? Poofy caps? Whatever your kid calls broccoli, we guarantee they’ll admit it’s delicious in our alfredo shells meal. These rich, sweet shells and turkey meatballs make it a truly well-rounded (and delicious) school lunch.
In fact, it’s so good that they probably won’t even realize it isn’t regular macaroni and cheese. (We certainly won’t tell if you won’t!)
3. Pizza Roll-Ups
If the above two options don’t do the trick (or you need a third to round out your weekly meal prep trifecta), this one is guaranteed to bring a smile to your picky eater’s face. As you already know, most kids will choose pizza over any other option. The good news? Our LunchBreak version is healthier than anything they can buy in the school cafeteria. These bite-sized Friday Pizza Roll-Ups are delicious any day of the week and come paired with broccoli parmesan and a side of our homemade marinara for dipping.
If you’re looking for a school lunch idea for a picky eater, this is definitely one meal option to try out. They’ll get their pizza Friday for lunch any day they want, and you’ll sit back and relax, knowing they’re getting the nutritious meal they deserve.
Pick Your Child’s Meal Plan
Of course, school lunches for picky eaters take a little bit of time and planning. At LunchBreak, we get it. That is why we always have tons of different options for choosing your child’s new favorites (because this week’s yum is often last week’s yuck).
Browse through our menu page to see what meal options are currently available and learn more about the nutritional information, ingredients, and more. Plus, we’ve included photos and descriptions so you can get a true feel for what to feed your picky eater. The most effective way we’ve seen picky eaters use LunchBreak is by having them pick out their own meals. Becoming invested in their choices, getting their own personal delivery…it’s worth seeing what happens!
Whether you have a child with special dietary needs or are just looking for healthy lunches for picky eaters, LunchBreak has you covered. Click here to explore our various meal plans and start your first order today.
– Team LunchBreak