At the moment i shop first at NQR and get whats cheap then i go into get fresh next door to get cheap fruit.
Then i drive to coles to get the rest.
But with a 2yr old a 6yr old tagging along its not fun .
I find the get fresh vegies are not very 'FRESH' at all they only last a couple of days and i need them to last all week.
Another school lunch box snack...
2 packs of 'marie' biscuits
2 small tine of sweet condensed milk
2 tb of cocoa powder
2 cups desicated coconut.
-Put marie biscuits in a food processer until they are finely crushed, in a bowl mix crushed biscuits, condensed milk , cocoa powder and 1 CUP of the coconut.
-Roll small balls and then roll them in the rest of the desicated coconut.
-Put in the fridge to set and enjoy.
Another school snack ...
SESAME BUBBLE NIBBLES - similar to an LCM bar.
125 g butter
1/2 raw sugar
3 cups rice bubbles
125g sesame seeds
1/2 cup coconut
- combine butter , sugar and honey in a saucepan, stir over low heat until sugar dissolves, then bring to the boil for 5 mins.
- Remove from heat and add rice bubbles, sesame seeds and cocoa nut, mix well.
- spread into a slice tin and bake for 4 MINS.
-Cool and put in the fridge to set.
- Cut into squares and enjoy.
Another idea for school lunches is to make a big RICE SALAD or PASTA SALAD and put them in little tubs for their lunch boxes.
Mini sausage rolls
Chopped celery, carrot , cheese and cherry tomato in a container
Cold toasted cheese sangas
Cold Slice of pizza
Dried apricots and sultanas
Plain corn chips , buy a big bag and divide into smaller zip lock bags
Corn thins or cruskits.
Stick of kabana
OMG I am loving this thread SO MUCH. Thank you to everyone for sharing, I'm getting so many ideas. I feel bad because I don't really have anything worthwhile to share. Ummm, school lunches I buy a bag of puffed rice from the health food section and put some in a little container with dried cranberries. Cucumber & carrot sticks. Plain rice crackers, lots of different fruits & whatever sandwich he wants. We also love roasted broadbeans from the health food section, but they're kinda expensive as you can only get snack packs.
Mmmm...Just made Jam Drops - now to put them away for the weekend! That will be the real test!
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