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So this week I found out that my son isn’t eating the cut oranges or any of his applesauce at school. These are foods he likes at home (more oranges than applesauce, but still). His caregiver told me, “Please don’t give Charlie any more applesauce. He’s not eating it.” I was floored. Just this week I asked him, “Do you want apples or applesauce in your lunch?” He told me applesauce. I’m not losing sleep over this, but I’m puzzled why he said that when he’s not eating the applesauce.
Lamb with peas and rice; yogurt; oranges; gluten free pita (bought from a local bakery)
My son loves rice, meat, and pita bread, but yogurt is iffy. The bombshell this week was that he’s not eating those oranges, even though he loves them at home. Child care menu: Lasagna, veggie blend, sliced pears, wheat bread.
Corn muffin; pepitas; chicken; grape tomatoes; avocado; applesauce; crackers
I picked my son up and his shirt had little red splotches all over. Well, he ate his tomatoes. The second bombshell of the week was that he ate none of his applesauce. I’m still reeling from this new revelation. What to do now? Child care menu: Turkey taco, cheese, lettuce, veggie blend, tropical fruit, tortilla
Turkey burger; apple slices; “buttered” raisin bread (soy free spread); carrots; ketchup; crackers
When I have a late night, my husband will often cook turkey burgers as a “default” easy meal. It’s nice that then there are leftovers. I made that gluten free raisin bread myself in the bread machine. Big hit with Charlie. Child care menu: Chicken tenders, salad with dressing, cinnamon apples slices
“Buttered” bread; chicken; kiwi; applesauce; rice
It was after that meal that I found out he’s not eating his applesauce. I wonder if it’s the change in packaging… Child care menu: Turkey hot dog, rice, baby carrots with dip, banana, wheat roll.
Spiced lamb with cooked apples; rice; peas; sliced pears
My husband prepared this dish as well. I’m sure you have figured out by now that my husband loves lamb. The previous night he decided to make lamb three different ways. Child care menu: Mashed potato bowl, green beans, applesauce, wheat bread
Lamb with peas and rice; oranges; yogurt; pita
I thought this was a particularly excellent lunch. My husband even chopped figs and put them in with the rice. I’m proud of him for learning to be creative in the kitchen.
Pita ham sandwich; tomatoes and avocados; yogurt; apple
That sandwich? It sucked. It wasn’t the bread. I guess I’m really not into ham.
Turkey burger on raisin bread, apples, carrots; figs; pear sauce; ketchup; BumbleBar
I’m still working my way through the pear sauce stash, after my son refused to eat it (at home). I’m wondering if that was the beginning of the end of the fruit sauces.
Chicken with pasta and sauce; orange; nut-free trail mix
I’ve decided that I like eating cut oranges. Peeling them is such a pain and then you have weird white residue on your hands and you smell like citrus. It’s much easier just to take a bite.
Lamb with peas and rice; oranges; BumbleBar
I’m so lucky. My husband cooked three out of five weeknights because he’s had a light couple weeks at work.