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    Default Pre-school lunches

    I haven't had to provide lunch for DS at daycare as it's catered but he is starting Pre-school soon and need to send lunch. I'm trying to be additive and preservative free and of course the centre is nut free so I need recipes and ideas.

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    This has some good wholefood nut free snacks..

    http://naturalnewagemum.com/nut-free-lunchbox-snacks/

    Today and yesterday for Preschool my son had...zucchini slice with cherry tomatoes and cucumber, some yoghurt, blueberries, watermelon and kiwi fruit and a piece of the strawberry cake (in the above link).

    I only have to do preschool lunch twice a week and I find it a strain, not looking forward to 5 days of lunches next year! So much easier to feed them at home I find.

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    Following! My DS1's room is egg free too!

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    For a sweet snack, my daughter loves "banana bites". I don't really have a recipe, but it's very easy and versatile.

    My favourite way (measurements are approximate):
    -2 mashed bananas
    -2.5 cups oats
    -1 Tbsp coconut oil (melted)
    -1/2 cup chopped dates
    -1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    Mix, make into small balls/biscuits, bake at 180 for 15-20 minutes.
    They freeze really well too.

    The easy way:
    1 mashed banana to 1 cup oats.
    Mix, shape, bake at 180 for 15 minutes.

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    DD usually only takes a snack to kinder but we pack lunches for her family day care twice a week. Some of the things we include are:
    SNACKS
    - corn cobs
    - homemade dip with crackers (vita weet are good) and vege sticks
    - fruit
    - a "treat" (homemade muesli bar, mini muffin, etc)
    - a boiled egg (if the centre allows it)
    - rice cakes with avocado or cream cheese or hommus
    - pieces of a wrap/pita with grated carrot/cream cheese/spinach (and some sort of meat if there is a fridge available)
    - mini meatballs (chicken or beef usually)

    LUNCH
    - mini quiche with salad
    - wraps
    - sandwiches
    - homemade chicken and veg sausage rolls with vegetables or salad (today's lunch at daycare)
    - zucchini slice

    A couple of the recipes we use:

    http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/3157...+date+oat+bars
    (though the dried fruit may have additives/preservatives?!?)

    http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/21277/apple+pikelets

    http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/25921/classic+hommus

    http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/22899/tzatziki

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    Default Pre-school lunches

    My SIL and I started making a list for her kids who just started pre school this year and I'll add to it as I find more for my DS next year , I like the bento lunch boxes so we can include a wide variety ! So far I've got:

    Lunchbox food ideas

    Mountain bread wraps cut in half:
    Filling ideas:
    ( chicken/rocket/cheese)
    (Tuna/Mayo/cucumber)
    (falafel/hummus/tabouli)
    (Turkey/Swiss/spinach )
    (Cheese/tomato/avocado)
    (Egg and salad)
    Mini chicken drumettes ( crumbed with quinoa and parmesan cheese)
    Fish strips
    Crab cakes
    zucchini slice ( cooked in muffin tin )
    Mini quiches
    Falafel balls with tzatiki dip
    Mini meat balls
    Rice cakes with cheese/avocado
    Cut up raw veg/dips/cheese/crackers/olives/cherry tomatoes/boiled egg
    Frittata
    Pasta salad
    Rice salad
    chicken noodle salad
    Fruit salad
    Yogurt
    Mini baby bel cheeses
    Freeze dried fruit
    Homemade muesli bars /protein balls/muffins
    Chicken or veggie rice paper rolls
    Salmon sausage rolls
    Corn and cheese pikelets

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    This is the lunch box we want and when I was researching it I found this site that showed it with food in it and got some great food ideas just from the pictures!
    http://www.wendolonia.com/bentoboxga.../189/planetbox

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    Ds kindy doesn't allow peanuts, tree nuts, sesame seeds, soy, chocolate or eggs including eggs in home made baking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashfirst View Post
    Ds kindy doesn't allow peanuts, tree nuts, sesame seeds, soy, chocolate or eggs including eggs in home made baking.
    Far out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashfirst View Post
    Ds kindy doesn't allow peanuts, tree nuts, sesame seeds, soy, chocolate or eggs including eggs in home made baking.
    I couldn't handle that


 

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