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    THanks for the replies! I am wondering what toppings to freeze as well! Other than vegemite and cheese! lol.

    I didn't find any problem doing kindy lunches on the day last year, however this yearI'm finding it takes a big chuck of my evening or morning routine to think about healthy ideas and pack 1-3 lunches every day. If they were happy with the same thing every day and I didn't have to be creative it might be easier, but getting into the second half of the year I am getting a lot of "I don't want that again".

    I will need to cut up fresh fruit daily, so doing that times 3 is enough work, I am hoping to make the rest of it weekly in advance!

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    I make lunches in the morning,it takes me 5-10 mins.I do a lot of baking and individually freeze it so I just grab it out of freezer in the morning.Thats the time saver for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by *Chels* View Post
    I make lunches in the morning,it takes me 5-10 mins.I do a lot of baking and individually freeze it so I just grab it out of freezer in the morning.Thats the time saver for me!
    Any recipes?!

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    I also do baking and freeze weekly to save time and money.

    I usually do a couple of batches of muffins/slices/pikelets/scones etc. I then grab a baked item from the freezer, make a sandwich, add fruit plus yoghurt, cheese crackers etc and pack lunch boxes the evening before. I also make things like pop corn in advance on non work days and keep them in zip lock bags to pop in lunch boxes.

    With DS who is in part-time day- care I also have a stash of frozen meals (from dinner left-overs) for him in small containers in the freezer.

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    I make school lunch 10mins before we run out the door.

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    Either the night before while I'm cleaning up the kitchen after dinner or I get up a little earlier in the morning

    I normally make cakes or slice or something on Sunday afternoon & Wednesday afternoon

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    I usually make up school lunches the night before when I'm doing dinner. But occasionally, I will make up some sandwiches and freeze them (say if I've got a lot of meat to use up or something before it goes off).

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    Quote Originally Posted by *Chels* View Post
    I make lunches in the morning,it takes me 5-10 mins.I do a lot of baking and individually freeze it so I just grab it out of freezer in the morning.Thats the time saver for me!
    Yep. Same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandramm1 View Post
    I'm just wondering what sandwich toppings you freeze?
    Easier to say what doesnt freeze: lettuce, tomato, salad in general doesnt do well!

    When i make up a loaf, i usually use: ham & cheese, ham & pickles, vegemite & cheese, peanut butter & jam, lemon butter & philly cheese, pastrami & mustard.

    Like some pp's, i bake & freeze too. The day after "shopping day" is always "baking day" when i make brownies, blondies, muffins, cookies, mini-quiches, and cakes, slice up and individually wrap, then it all goes in a big bin in the chest freezer and each morning each lunchbox gets *a* sandwich and *a* snack (at random) plus two pieces of fresh fruit.

    So easy

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    I make sandwiches in the morning each day but I make up & freeze big batches of banana bread & muffins, savoury scones, buns etc. every 3 weeks or so for easy snacks to go in the lunchbox.


 

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