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    Default What do your toddlers have for lunch?

    I need some quick and easy ideas as I'm feeling very slack lately as I have 2 days off a week (plus the weekends) with my boys (4yrs and the other is 20m). My days are busy with entertaining them plus house chores / shopping / cooking a yummy dinner. SO lunch is usually pretty quick and simple. Usually it's French toast, scrambled eggs, cheese on toast/cheese Brevil or fish fingers.
    Any ideas that take max 30min to prep (I'm quick in the kitchen too) would be greatly appreciated!

    **(Ok, take 2, who am I kidding, NOT 30min, maybe 15-20!)
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    If I really can't be bothered I cook an easy Mac up. both dd's love them. Ready in 5 minutes max

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    DS usually has a muffin tray with each hole filled with something yummy, like chopped up fruit and veg, a muffin, sandwiches, puffed corn, etc.

    Or leftovers from night before

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    Wow I wouldn't ever spend 30 mins on lunch. 10 minutes max, lol. I do:

    Sandwich (honey, Vegemite or tuna)
    Scrambled eggs/omelette
    Baked beans
    Muffin pizzas
    Ravioli with shredded cheese
    Veggie slice/quiche/sausage rolls/chicken nuggets that I've pre prepared and frozen.

    And then a piece of fruit. But MOST of the time it's a sandwich and a piece if fruit if we are home for lunch. He gets a cooked meal at kinder and we are often out on the weekends or cook a lunch, so 2 lunches a week of sandwiches or eggs or baked beans I think is absolutely fine.

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    Mine all get a sandwich. Every day.
    Or if I don't have gluten free bread; a corn thin.

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    Kebabs - mountain bread wraps with falafel , hummus, tabouli and cheese then toasted in a sand which press

    Mini quiche - goats cheese and red onion is what we normally have - just use short crust pastry in a muffin tin - eggs, cream, chopped red onion and goats cheese

    Salmon or cheese and feta sausage rolls ( I just mince a fresh piece of salmon, garlic, herbs, lemon, breadcrumbs , chia seeds or cooked spinach, feta, garlic, parmesan cheese )

    Crab cakes or Thai fish cakes - blitz all ingredients in food processor then shallow fry - takes 15 mins

    Chicken drumettes - either crumbed or honey and soy and baked

    Rice cakes with avocado and cheese

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Kebabs - mountain bread wraps with falafel , hummus, tabouli and cheese then toasted in a sand which press

    Mini quiche - goats cheese and red onion is what we normally have - just use short crust pastry in a muffin tin - eggs, cream, chopped red onion and goats cheese

    Salmon or cheese and feta sausage rolls ( I just mince a fresh piece of salmon, garlic, herbs, lemon, breadcrumbs , chia seeds or cooked spinach, feta, garlic, parmesan cheese )

    Crab cakes or Thai fish cakes - blitz all ingredients in food processor then shallow fry - takes 15 mins

    Chicken drumettes - either crumbed or honey and soy and baked

    Rice cakes with avocado and cheese
    Geez your kids eat better than I do
    Wish someone would make that for my lunch.
    I normally make dd a peanut butter sandwich or "butter wamich" as she calls it with fruit like blue berries or strawberries. Unless she asks for custard & fruit salad

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    Usually a sandwich or toastie and some fruit

    Or i do a "platter" of cheese cubes, crackers and various fruits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duckduckgoose View Post
    DS usually has a muffin tray with each hole filled with something yummy, like chopped up fruit and veg, a muffin, sandwiches, puffed corn, etc.

    Or leftovers from night before
    What an awesome idea using a muffin tray! I am going to buy a small muffin tray when I do the shopping I think and give it a go! Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    Wow I wouldn't ever spend 30 mins on lunch. 10 minutes max, lol. I do:

    Sandwich (honey, Vegemite or tuna)
    Scrambled eggs/omelette
    Baked beans
    Muffin pizzas
    Ravioli with shredded cheese
    Veggie slice/quiche/sausage rolls/chicken nuggets that I've pre prepared and frozen.

    And then a piece of fruit. But MOST of the time it's a sandwich and a piece if fruit if we are home for lunch. He gets a cooked meal at kinder and we are often out on the weekends or cook a lunch, so 2 lunches a week of sandwiches or eggs or baked beans I think is absolutely fine.
    Lol, I prefer not though, ds1 will most likely be bashing up ds2. They need to be actively supervised . I prep dinner while ds2 has a day sleep.
    Thanks for all your ideas. I'm glad I'm not the only one with more basic offerings!

    Oh which tuna should I use (oil or spring water) ?
    Last edited by 2BlueBirds; 16-10-2013 at 21:33.


 

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