To keep us both out of the lunchtime sandwich rut (my favorite sandwich as a child was peanut butter and jelly, so it's hard for me not to want to eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich every time I'm making one for Ewan), I've been trying to make lunches and snacks more fun and eye-appealing.
One of my recent tricks is to serve food on a stick. Make sure your child is old enough to handle pointy toothpicks, and take a count of how many you have at the start and end of the meal if you're worried about younger siblings finding them lying on the floor later. But you might just be amazed at what a child will eat in this fun form that they may not have otherwise.
makes two dozen snacks on toothpicks
I like pairing a fairly strong flavored cheese with prosciutto. Here I used Pecorino Romano, but Parmesan would also work well. I served carrots and hummus along with our snack on a stick.
Part of one cantaloupe or something similar, cubed
Several thick slices of Pecorino Romano cheese, cut into squares
Several slices of prosciutto, cut or torn into bite-sized pieces
Arrange on a toothpick by alternating melon, cheese, and prosciutto