My son had a preference for a whole peeled apple, orange quarters and chopped watermelon. I found that he expanded his fruit repertoire by being amongst the other kids so your child may gradually branch out to other fruits. I gradually added fruit he would previously ignore in the fruit bowl and found he ate it most of the time. It may be a couple of reasons 1) what his peers were eating and 2) the structure of two fruit breaks which became part of his routine (he may have always felt he had to it).
As for other food ideas (and I'm only going by experience from my children):
- Cold sausage rolls (include heaps of grated vegetables). These are a favourite of my son's
- A Loveboat salad (haha, this is what we called a salad served in a hot chip cup when I was a school, I've adopted the title). Rolled cold meats (free-range is best), boiled eggs, sticks of celery, cherry tomatoes, cubes of cheese etc. My boy'o also loves fresh (raw) pod peas sprinkled in!
- The regular wraps, rolls and sandwiches with interesting fillings. Although, I persistently try with my son, he just loves plain old nut butters, vegemite and cheese or ham
My daughter on the other hand - but, quite a bit older with more developed tastes - loves anything and everything.
- Savoury muffins
- Homemade pizza
- Pasta salad (made with macaroni, cubed ham, tinned corn, flat leaf parsley and a little bit of mayo)
- Cold chipolata sausages and other salad bits
- Brown rice crackers, cheese, sliced sausage etc.
- Pikelets sandwiched together with jam, honey etc.
- A baked treat (I only include one type of sweet snack). Usually homemade cookies, cupcakes, weetie biscuits with sultanas, apple cakes, honey and popcorn clusters, rice bubble slice
- Pureed apple in a little container. Silly I know, my son loves stewed fruit. I always have some in the freezer if I notice the apples are getting a bit yuk in the fruit bowl.
If think of anything else (bit brain dead after work), I'll be sure to post it.