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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16-10-2013 20:37 #1
What do your toddlers have for lunch?
Last edited by 2BlueBirds; 16-10-2013 at 21:35.
16-10-2013 20:43 #2
If I really can't be bothered I cook an easy Mac up. both dd's love them. Ready in 5 minutes max
16-10-2013 20:44 #3
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
16-10-2013 20:45 #4
Wow I wouldn't ever spend 30 mins on lunch. 10 minutes max, lol. I do:
Sandwich (honey, Vegemite or tuna)
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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16-10-2013 20:46 #5
Mine all get a sandwich. Every day.
Or if I don't have gluten free bread; a corn thin.
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16-10-2013 20:47 #6
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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16-10-2013 21:00 #7
16-10-2013 21:09 #8
Usually a sandwich or toastie and some fruit
Or i do a "platter" of cheese cubes, crackers and various fruits.
16-10-2013 21:23 #9
16-10-2013 21:30 #10
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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