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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28-07-2013 19:14 #11
28-07-2013 19:18 #12
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!
28-07-2013 19:38 #13
28-07-2013 19:43 #14
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.
28-07-2013 19:53 #15
I make school lunch 10mins before we run out the door.
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28-07-2013 19:56 #16
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
28-07-2013 19:59 #17
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).
28-07-2013 20:09 #18
29-07-2013 20:30 #19Senior Member
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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.
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29-07-2013 20:36 #20
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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