What do you pack for school lunches?
Posted 27 April 2008 - 06:43 PM
My daughter started Prep this year and I have been sending the following in her lunch box
- 2 or 3 sandwiches (vegemite or honey)
- fruit bar
- piece of fruit (apple, banana or watermelon)
- yoghurt or custard
I also send a 600ml bottle of water too.
Most of the time she eats it all and sometimes I mix it up and pack a few biscuits. I have tried leftovers but she is not too fussed. I was also sending le snacks and muesli bars but they are quite expensive and processed. Sometimes I send baked beans or spaghetti in the little tins too.
What do you pack for school lunches? I would love some more ideas for a bit of variety...
Posted 27 April 2008 - 06:56 PM
Posted 28 April 2008 - 12:55 PM
She also likes to take a salad in a bowl - i just team it with a wrap or a buttered roll.
What about savoury muffins-they can be made in advance and frozen then just pop straight in lunchbox from the freezer.
Mini wingetts and drumsticks - could be teamed with a salad.
What about bits (as my daughter calls them) this might be a piece of ham, some celery, carrot and celery sticks, some dip, cherry tomatoes, rice crackers etc.
At times i make piklets for her to take for a snack, i send yoghurt (buy the big family tubs, they're cheaper) and put it in a snack cup. Bega cheese sticks (or cut your own cheese cubes) Jelly and fruit (not the shop ones - do it yourself..cheaper).
And i always send 2 bits of fruit.
Posted 28 April 2008 - 09:07 PM
All kid friendly I suppose
Posted 29 April 2008 - 11:17 AM
- 1 sandwich
- 1 yoghurt
- 1 banana
- 1 small can of either baked beans or creamed corn
- a few biscuits
- carrot sticks
- 1 small popper
- 1 bottle of water
I mix it up also with the following:
- container of cherry tomatoes
- conatainer of chopped ham and cherry tomatoes
- containter of chopped strawberries
- cheese sticks
- pikelets with jam and butter
- jatz crackers with cheese
- chopped cabonossi
Posted 29 April 2008 - 11:35 AM
My daughter pretty much likes the same thing every day, we swap a few things around but she feels comforted by knowing what is in her lunchbox.
On a usual day I give her...
- A sandwich (either mashed boiled egg or cheese and ham (well vegetarian ham). She also loves wraps.
- Carrot sticks/banana/fresh pineapple (the favourite) or sliced apple
- Rice crackers (either with cheese or a little container of dip).
- Yoghurt (we also buy the family tubs and put it into smaller containers).
- Fruit and jelly
- Water bottle
Her school is very strict and they aren't allowed to bring any 'pre packaged' /unhealthy food/ juice to school.
Posted 29 April 2008 - 01:00 PM
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 07:45 AM
But for my older one, I just pack a sandwich, an appple (or alternative price of fruit) and a muesli bar.
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Posted 05 May 2008 - 09:10 PM
My daughter doesn't really like sandwiches, but likes pita bread and wraps, the boys usually have a sandwich (cheese and vegemite is popular!)
They all love the wraps with leftover chilli con carne & rice or ham and cheese or tuna & egg.
Left over spag bol (either in a wrap or a container)
Fruit - grapes, watermelon, apple, mandarines, rockmelon.....
Sometimes a couple of biscuits
A little container of dip and vege sticks/crackers
Maybe a museli bar
A homemade mini-muffin
I find it challenging too
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Posted 23 May 2008 - 06:54 AM
Luke is a bit of a garbage and eats anything I put in there. Wont leave school till its empty lol But I myself get sick of boring old sandwiches.. Was a nice change.
I also pack similar things to you guys like sultanas, a piece of fruit, muesli bar, packet of rice crackers etc.. At our school the kids have two fruit breaks a day so must have two pieces of fruit in their lunch box,.. Its a good idea, gets the kids eating more fruit..
I find the little Glad containers are great for things like fruit salad and things like that too.
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Posted 24 May 2008 - 05:49 AM
We always do the sandwich (ham/cheese/some sort of spead)
Homemade muffin / slice or biscuit
1 x piece of fruit.
Somedays they bring nothing home, somedays they bring they lot (except for a bite of a sandwich)
My 4 year old (Prep) loves taking his lunch and gets grumpy if I give him tuckshop
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Posted 12 June 2008 - 03:28 PM
1 x Breadroll (usually ham, or turkey, or chicken schnitzel, or vegimite if I've been slack and haven't been to the shops)
2 x pieces of fruit (pear, apple, banana, mandarin, or sometimes carrots or cucumber)
Le Snack dipper
1 x piece of fruit
Plus she also has a bottle of water.
Posted 16 September 2008 - 10:15 PM
Vegemite sandwich/ or vegemite spread on a pita bread and then rolled up
dried fruit - sultana's and pineapple have just introduced him to pawpaw aswell
a packet of plain chips
and something baked from home like- banana bread, piklets, muffins or cupcakes
It's not the healthiest lunch but it is all I can get him to eat he won't let me change it and apart from the dried fruit it has been the same since grade 1.
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