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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28-01-2015 13:18 #1
28-01-2015 13:24 #2
This has some good wholefood nut free 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.
28-01-2015 13:42 #3
Following! My DS1's room is egg free too!
28-01-2015 13:42 #4
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.
28-01-2015 13:48 #5
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:
- corn cobs
- homemade dip with crackers (vita weet are good) and vege sticks
- 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)
- mini quiche with salad
- homemade chicken and veg sausage rolls with vegetables or salad (today's lunch at daycare)
- zucchini slice
A couple of the recipes we use:
(though the dried fruit may have additives/preservatives?!?)
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28-01-2015 13:54 #6
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:
(Egg and salad)
Mini chicken drumettes ( crumbed with quinoa and parmesan cheese)
zucchini slice ( cooked in muffin tin )
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
chicken noodle salad
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
28-01-2015 13:58 #7
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!
28-01-2015 14:19 #8Senior Member
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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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