- What is in your kids packed lunch?
Child A: Ciabbata, lettuce, ham , tomato, mayo. Nutrigrain bar, a pear, bag of crisps. Carton OJ.
Child B: Sausage roll, cheese sandwich on white bread, crisps, Harvest Chewee bar. Carton OJ.
Child C: Two slices of warburton’s toastie with two slices of chorizo, no butter. Harvest Chewee bar. Carton OJ.
All their own choice, and they rarely vary more than the choice of sandwich filling. All healthy and doing well, despite massive difference in nutrition. Oh, they make their own from the age of 10 upwards in our house, so I just have to keep the fridge and cupboard supplied. Have you asked them if they want it more interesting? My son just wants something predictable he can neck in two minutes to head for the playground.Posted 4 years agoSprocketJockeyMember
My son just wants something predictable he can neck in two minutes to head for the playground.
Mine’s the same. He only wants half a sandwich. Gets upset if he has a full sandwich (ie two slices of bread). And if I cut it in two he refuses to eat it…have tried pasta, wraps, salad, houmous etc. It all came back uneaten even though he’ll happily eat all that at home.
Apart from that he has some fruit generally grapes and satsuma (unpeeled), a cereal bar and a yoghurt and some raisins. Sometimes a bit of home-made cake as a treat if he’s eaten his lunch from the previous day.Posted 4 years agoEuroMember
Generally a sandwich*, some fruit, a yoghurt and a treat (biccie, cake or crisps) washed down with diluted orange + pineapple juice.
* My eldest will eat anything, my youngest has always been a very fussy eater and will only eat jam or corned beef and brown sauce – sans crust.Posted 4 years agogeoffjSubscriber
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8)Posted 4 years agoeskayMember
My boys like an avocado cut in half with the stone removed (and pack a teaspoon to scoop out the flesh).
On a Sunday I normally cook a batch of these as a treat for all of our lunches:
Chicken breast strips/drumsticks
7 finely chopped garlic cloves
Juice from 2 limes
Juice from 1 orange
Chilli powder (we like hot powder)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 Tsp sugar
1/4 Tsp all spice
Pinch ground cinnamon
Pinch ground cumin
Pinch of dried oregano
Mix together and marinade chicken for 3 hours or overnight and then grill until cooked.
Stick one in the lunch box!Posted 4 years ago
You offering me some?
Technically if you drank milk I guess you are not a vegan but I assume most consider this cruelty free as the milk is going to the intended recipient.
i did once know a couple of vegans who had a placenta party – i declined the invite- and they insisted this was vegan as well as it was death and cruelty free.Posted 4 years agojohndohMember
Changes but anything from bread & jam to bagel with tuna or a flask of beans and some mini sausages. On a Monday they normally get left over Sunday lunch (Yorkshire puds, cold roast potatoes etc). Then have mixed fruits, cheese, yogurt, juice etc. wish they’d have school dinners really.Posted 4 years agosharkbaitMember
One of the best ideas I had for packed lunches for my twins was to get a couple of wide mouthed steel thermos flasks. They loved various things such as red soup, ‘big soup’, pasta, macaroni cheese and curry/rice.Posted 4 years ago
They also had the usual wraps/sandwiches, etc but I tried to mix it up a bit.
They’re at big school now and packed lunches are not allowed thankfully – saves me a load of time every morning.martinhutchSubscriber
Leftover pizza, some kind of processed cheese in a packet, Mars Bar, Coke.
No, but seriously, he has an organic cabbage leaf wrap with a healthy seed, nut and mackerel mix, complete with a yummy tofu bar and pureed (organic) vegetable juice. If it’s a special day he can have extra beansprouts in his wrap. I pity his mates with their ‘sandwiches’ and ordinary fruit juice.Posted 4 years agomakecoldplayhistoryMember
Son (~20 months now but still has two meals at school) today had;
for morning snack
orange and pineapple in bite size chunks
cold noodles with veggies
home made chicken goujons
broccoli and potato mash
become an ex-pat and just ask your maid to make something different every day 🙂
FWIW, I had the same as he did, just a bigger portion!Posted 4 years ago
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