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#1 RachelleK

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:44 AM

Urghhhh - I'm falling into a food rut - the one where it's just too flipping easy to make a vegemite sandwich, or toasted ham and cheese sandwiches for my almost 10mth old's lunches.

Anyone care to give me something interesting to serve up instead?
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:48 AM

Great timing since I'm sitting here wondering what to make Seth for lunch!

Great idea for the ham and cheese toasties, will have to grab some ham in the next shop!

Seth's lunches are really boring usually a peice of cheese a peice of fruit and then whatever else I scrounge up on the day.
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:50 AM

If you're giving eggs, I make an Itallian omlette that lasts 3 days. I think you could freeze it. I fry up some capsicum, zucchini, onion and mushrooms then add some cooked pasta spirals and a few eggs, splash of milk and a handful of cheese then bake in the oven till set. If I have cooked chicken, I shred it up and toss it in too.

When DS goes to MIL's house, I send mini quiches - I put puff pastry in muffin tins and a tbs or two of egg mixture which is: onion, garlic, zucchini, mushrooms, spinach stir fried then mixed in a bowl with some eggs, cream or milk, pepper and topped with cheese. Bake for 15-20 mins.

Baked beans are a big hit in our house.

Tuna and corn fritters.

I've got more suggestions, but DS has woken so will post again later smile.gif


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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:04 AM

OK - hopefully he’s asleep now smile.gif

Other things DS likes include:

I make a “tuna salad” which is ½ tin of tuna, beetroot, chickpeas or 4 bean mix, roast pumpkin, and I mix in cottage cheese. I often have this for lunch with lettuce so I just leave out the lettuce for DS.

Scrambled eggs are a big hit here, I often cook it up with some strips of capsicum, zucchini and mushrooms for extra vegies.

Other than that, DS eats rye bread with avocado and cream cheese, sweet mustard pickle and cheese.

Sometimes I'll save bits of dinner for the following day. Eg spaghetti bolognaise, or I just the pasta. I can then add tuna, vegies, dressing etc for an easy lunch.

In the freezer I've often got a batch of homemade meatballs made with either beef or turkey that I can defrost for a quick addition to lunch.

DS also loves, loves, loves fruit so he finishes lunch with a piece or two of fruit.

Hope this helps smile.gif

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:23 AM

That's been FANTASTIC! Thanks Carolyn!

I had some left over meatballs (made with kidney beans, pumpkin, onions etc) and pasta and rocket - have thrown that into an omlette mix with baby tomatoes - it's currently cooking away.

All awesome ideas - thanks so much again!! I can't wait to try your 'tuna salad' for myself tongue.gif
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:50 AM

Happy to help smile.gif

I realise that most of the suggestions involve some time to make, but I like cooking.

Also, the tuna salad is my version of a salad that you can buy at sumo station except theirs doesn’t have tuna and it has fetta instead of the cottage cheese.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:38 PM

*Muffin Tin Monday- different things in each hole of a 6-hole muffin tin. Sultanas, cheese, crackers, grapes, etc etc.

*Mini muffins/frittatas.

*Pasta with a veg and red lentil sauce

*Quesidillas done in a sandwiche press

*Chickpea, corn and zucchini fritters

*Or fritters of thinly sliced veg- carrot, green beans etc, made with a besan flour fritter mix.

I have more, but I alsso have screaming in my ear wink.gif

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 04:35 PM

* Chicken leg (my son used to knaw for ages on one of these, now he is a pro lol)

* Zuchini bake

* Quiche

* Carrot and Zucchini patties

* Spaghetti

* Lasagna

And I've gone blank smile.gif
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:23 PM

*Bump*. Anna's 8 months old now, and mashed veggies for every meal is wearing a bit thin (for her and I), so whilst there are some great suggestion here, the more the merrier I say. smile.gif
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 02:07 PM

I do a lot of the above.

Favourites here are avocado and cheese sandwhiches or chicken and cheese. I'll do toasted when the bread isn't that fresh.

Roast veg in chunks - pumpkin, sweet potato, zucchini are usually winners

Spaghettic bolognaise or penne pasta with a vegie sauce

tuna mornay with bits of pasta through it

Savoury muffins - cheese, carrot, mushroom, diced ham etc

pieces of chicken, shredded or legs to chew on

berry and banana pancakes

Any type of fritter containing vegies

small pumpkins stuffed with a mince/vegie/nut mix

lamb chops


We usually do batches of things up and freeze in 2-3 portion sizes so it doesn't go to waste and I just get a few things out a week. I usually do similar things for lunches and dinners but just not the same meal twice in a day.
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