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    So my daughter is starting school this year and I'm starting to look into what to put into her lunch box, so far I have sandwich, 3 pieces of fruit, mini packet biscuits, yogurt, & popper! Is that enough? I think I'll add another snack as I know how much she eats at home? What does everyone else put in their kids lunch boxes ?

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    Default Re: School lunch box

    My kids get

    A cut up piece of fruit eg apple, carrot sticks
    Rice crackers and cheese
    A yoghurt
    A musli or fruit bar
    A cheese stick or slice
    2 sweet biscuits
    A packet of chips/noodles/pop corn
    And either a sandwich on wholemeal bread or a wholemeal wrap or leftovers such as spag bol, marinated chicken pieces etc.

    And yes they eat all of it.

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    My youngest gets:

    2 sandwiches
    2 pieces of fruit
    Some rice crackers/other biscuits
    Yoghurt
    Usually something like tin of spaghetti
    Some olives or gherkins (at his request)
    Some cheese cubes or additional biscuits

    He's a big eater though.

    My older some is much harder as he eats next to nothing.
    So he gets

    A sandwich
    packet of sweet biscuits
    Some rice crackers/premium biscuits/saos
    a tin of spaghetti or something else

    It does vary a bit but my DS1 is very hard to please food wise. He will only ever eat half of what is in his lunch box. Anything like fruit, yoghurt, cheese, etc.. will not be consumed and only ends up in the bin so is such a waste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maybenumber3 View Post
    My kids get

    A cut up piece of fruit eg apple, carrot sticks
    Rice crackers and cheese
    A yoghurt
    A musli or fruit bar
    A cheese stick or slice
    2 sweet biscuits
    A packet of chips/noodles/pop corn
    And either a sandwich on wholemeal bread or a wholemeal wrap or leftovers such as spag bol, marinated chicken pieces etc.

    And yes they eat all of it.

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    Pretty much the same food to and either a squeeze jelly or yogurt.
    Never though of the marinated chicken pieces but what a great idea and will be definitely adding that to the list :-)

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    Default School lunch box

    My DSD started school last year, and they school requested 2 sandwiches and fruit (it was in every newsletter, on her reader bag etc).

    We normally sent her with 1 sandwich, a packet of chips/popcorn etc, piece of fruit, and then aomwthig like a le snac or yoghurt or muesli bar

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    Miss 5 will have -
    - tub of cherry toms
    - small container of broccoli (loves it!) and some hommus for dipping
    - tub of pesto pasta
    - salad wrap (she's not a sandwich fan)
    - a banana or small pink lady apple etc for fruit break
    - bottle of water

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    SD has:

    Munch n Crunch (this is eaten in class)
    A serving of fruit or veggies like
    - snow peas, green beans, carrots, celery, apple, banana, pear, grapes, melons etc

    First Break (main lunch)
    A sandwich or wrap on Tues & Thurs with ham and cheese or egg and lettuce, chicken etc
    Mon, Wed, Fri is a salad w/ ham, chicken etc, or fried rice
    Another serving of fruit or veggies
    This is when she drinks her v8 juice.
    Every second Friday is tuckshop.

    Second Break
    Yoghurt or custard or crackers and cheese or fruit. Wed & Fri she will also have a treat food like some home made slice or cookies or pikelets.

    We do a menu plan for her so she can choose what she wants for the week and I have the right fruit etc on hand and stuff doesn't get wasted.

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    This year I am going to try more vege sticks and dip...! Rather than packet 'treats'.

    Did you know that if you make curried egg or egg sandwiches for your kids they won't smell if you freeze them :-) I make them the night before freeze and pop into the lunch box the next morning, helps keep everything cold and no eggy smell! My dd loves eggs! Just means we skip the lettuce :-)

    Any handy tips out there?!

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    I'd love some recipe ideas for something like some savoury muffins etc I can put in DDs lunchbox. She's going into pre-prep/kindy. Her school doesn't allow any food in wrappers. No fridge at school so has to rely on ice pack to keep cool. Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bezzy View Post
    I'd love some recipe ideas for something like some savoury muffins etc I can put in DDs lunchbox. She's going into pre-prep/kindy. Her school doesn't allow any food in wrappers.
    I do these but just vary the ingredients with whatever I have, capsicum, toms, shallots, zucchini etc

    Sometime I'll stir in some relish or pickle for a bit of extra zing!

    2 cups self-raising flour
    ½ cup finely chopped ham, or bacon etc
    ½ cup grated cheese
    ¼ cup finely chopped mushrooms
    1 small red capsicum, finely chopped
    1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley (if I have it)
    125 g melted butter
    1 cup milk
    1 egg, lightly beaten

    Method

    Pre-heat oven 180°C and grease a muffin tin.
    Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
    Stir in butter, milk and egg until just combined. Do not over mix.
    Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until cooked and golden.


 

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