Mine only get water one water bottle and sometimes a frozen small bottle in their lunch box to help keep whatever is in the lunch box cold.
Sandwich or tin of tuna, or a roll depending on what we have.
Wraps cut up with Hommus.
Carrot sticks (occasionally, if I send them all the time my oldest stops eating them).
Fruit sometimes the only fruit they will eat in their lunch box is grapes. They have fruit when they come home instead otherwise it goes to waste.
Home baking eg small scones, slice, biscuits, mini muffins
Cheese (the babel sp?)
Rice wheels or rice crackers.
Corn thins or Salada type crackers.
Bar eg fruit bar or whatever is on special
They do not have all above on one day. They usually have 2 things for lunch and 2 things for morning tea depending on what I have made. I feel bad when they come home saying they were still hungry at lunch
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13-02-2013 18:08 #32Senior Member
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I work on the '5 thing' rule for nutrition and i try and include one thing from each catergory each day.
Wholewheat carbs - Bread, wraps, crackers, Pasta, Rice, potato
Protein - Tuna, Eggs, Nuts, Seeds
Fruit- Piece of fruit, fruit salad, tinned fruit
Vegetable- Salad in sanga's and wraps, vegie sticks chopped up, cherry tomatos celery etc
Dairy- Cheese, yogurt, custard.
Some regular items I make are :
Egg and lettuce sanga's
Avo and tomato rolls
Cream cheese and cucumber sushi type rolls using mountain bread
Tuna and salad wraps using mountain bread
Pasta salad/potato salad/rice salad
Vegie sausage rolls
Pretzels or plain corn chips (no flavour) and a tub of avocado dip
Dried fruit and dry cereal mix
Vegie sticks with hommus
Cubed cheese and cherry tom's
Toasted cheese sanga's
And they always take water.
13-02-2013 20:35 #33
Fresh fruit or veg for fruit break - small container
1st break - sandwich, wrap, pasta salad
2nd break - corn cakes, dried fruit, yoghurt
No processed food and no juice. I do bake and put in fruit or savoury muffins a couple of times a week but I don't think it's necessary to give 'treats' on a daily basis. I feel really strongly about my family enjoying and appreciating healthy and tasty food. My children attend a C&K for pre-prep so are used to the no packaged or nutritionally void foods. Sorry to sound a bit precious about it but so many children are affected by numbers and additives in food.
13-02-2013 21:28 #34
My DD gets:
Fruit time- carrot and or cucumber sticks (the only way I can get vegies into her)
Recess- home made muffin/ baked goods. I bake something on the weekend then freeze in portions. Our freezer is now stocked with a variety of things I can pull out the night before.
Also a handful of strawberries/sultanas/ grapes
Sometimes a frozen yoghurt.
Lunch- half a cheese sandwich or maybe a homemade cheesy mite scroll.
Dd eats like a bird *eye roll*
My twins are at kindy and I can be much more adventurous with their lunches. So for lunch instead of a cheese sandwich they get a tuna and salad wrap, or maybe I buy a BBQ chook and they have that and salad sandwich. The other day I sent them with quinoa and chicken salad which was a hit.
I try to mix things up a bit every day, otherwise they get bored. I know I hate eating the same thing every day. I also try to never add pre packaged food as I find it easy enough to do my baking on the weekend and freeze. I also know if I start to add things like store bought muesli bars etc they will come to expect it all the time.
13-02-2013 21:39 #35
13-02-2013 21:43 #36
Oh and DS has 3 things in his. Sandwich, a piece of fruit and one other thing that varies (either yoghurt, crackers, sultanas, homemade baked stuff).
13-02-2013 21:44 #37
13-02-2013 21:45 #38Senior Member
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subscribing - some good healthy ideas! I also go the no junk route though. they can have the treats at home when i can enjoy it with them, or if school has something special happening.
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