ds loves grapes or tiny tomatoes, sliced in halves
we pack sliced deli turkey or chicken (we like boar's head) since those do not have nitrates
guacamole--ds eats off of a spoon. easy recipe is mashed avo mixed with a tablespoon or so of tomatillo (green) salsa.
pita triangles and hummus
peas or shelled edamame
smoothies in a straw cup
mac n cheese, esp annie's arthur or bunny shapes (we add peas)
string cheese, or cheese cut into moons and stars
all kinds of smooth soups, such as the natural ones in the tetra box (squash, mushroom, etc)--i send in small jars, which they transfer to a cup for "drinking"
chicken nuggets, cut into bite-sized pcs
pizza, bite-sized pcs
ian's alpha tots (mashed potato shaped into letters)
banana bread or other quick bread, esp in mini-muffin form
easiest thing is to send leftovers from dinner, cut into manageable pcs; or keep a collection of large baby food jars, cook up a batch of mac cheese or whatever, divide into jars, chill some and freeze the rest to pack later