My kid is a super picky eater with food allergies. For the first several years of his schooling, I packed him a lunch each and every day. I filled his little R2D2 lunch box with everything from veggie sushi to chicken lo mein, in hopes that he would eat more than a few bites. I know I'm not alone in my desperation to get my child to eat his midday meal, so I've found 10 hot lunch ideas for your kindergartener who hates sandwiches, but loves a hot meal.
First and foremost, you're going to need an insulated lunch box that will keep your food hot and safe to eat. Also, consider who you're feeding. I have learned the hard way that packing your kindergartener soup, even if it's their very favorite food in the whole world, is a recipe for disaster. The same thing goes for chili and anything with a sticky sauce. Another thing you'll want to consider is sogginess. Foods like chicken nuggets and pizza will reach inedible levels of soggy before lunch is even served, so unless your kid is willing to eat floppy nuggets or saggy slices of reheated pizza, it's best to skip those. The following meals, however, should still be just the way your little one likes them when lunch rolls around.