I also find that if it's a rainy day I'm more inspired to get in the kitchen. I love the outdoors, so if the weather is forcing me indoors I get stuck in to making things in the kitchen because I'm unlikely to do it on a beautiful day.
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05-02-2015 11:57 #11Senior Member
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05-02-2015 12:03 #12
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05-02-2015 12:07 #13
Subbing! My DD starts kindy next year, and the other thread really got me thinking about what she will take. Seeing all the white bread hatred in there made me actually do some reading, and now I have changed her over to whole meal bread. Small steps! Will be sussing out this thread for ideas. DD loves her fruit but I've noticed it never fills her up, she doesn't like boiled eggs, need some more protein snack sort of ideas
05-02-2015 12:08 #14
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05-02-2015 12:10 #15
Does anyone have any great dip recipes? I have been doing hommus/beetroot hommus as well as tzatziki but DD can't take hommus to kinder so I need some new ideas!
05-02-2015 12:20 #16Senior Member
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I made a large batch of pikelets using wholemeal flour and added some frozen berries as they were in the pan. I froze them in sandwich bags in batches of 3 and pop one in my daughters lunch box a couple of times a week.
I buy dried fruit in bulk from the markets and then make up my own little mix for lunch boxes. i use dried apple, mango, apricots, cranberries, sultanas, etc.
i keep a packet of wholemeal wraps in the cupboard (they seem to keep much better than bread) and make up ham, cheese and lettuce wraps.
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05-02-2015 12:23 #17Senior Member
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A couple of non sandwich/wrap things my kids take to school are:
Hoisin Chicken meatballs
500g chicken mince (I mince chicken breasts or thighs myself but you can just buy it)
1.5-2 cups home made bread crumbs
1/2 a brown onion
1 garlic clove crushed
2-3 Tbsp hoisin sauce
1 Tbsp of soy sauce or tamari
1 tsp ginger grated
Salt and pepper to taste.
Mix everything together and shape into small meatballs then either pan fry or bake in the oven for about 20 mins in a moderate oven (180 - 200 degrees)
I make shortcrust pastry in the TMX but store bought short crust or puff pastry is fine - 1 sheet will make 24 quiches. I use cut out rounds with a round cookie cutter and lightly spray a 24 hole mini muffin tray then pop the pastry rounds in and put my fillings in and then add my egg mix (3 eggs, a slurp of milk, salt and pepper). Fillings I do are bacon and cheese, zucchini and corn, roast pumpkin and feta.
05-02-2015 12:29 #18
Just made DS mini meatballs for daycare.
Spinach - several big handfuls
All blitzed in food processor, mixed with beef mince, rolled into large marble sized balls and put on baking paper in oven. (Yes, they're green!)
05-02-2015 12:58 #19
I plan on trying these chicken & rice patties this week
they sound good for lunchboxes. I'll post back when I make them if they were a hit or miss.
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05-02-2015 13:17 #20
Loving these ideas!
Just had a reminder that sometimes the simple stuff like comparing nutrition tables can make a significant difference. I bought a bunch of corn thins ($1 a packet at Coles this week, for anyone who's interested) and thought...hey, I wonder if some favors are healthier than others.
Soy, linseed & Chia
- 130mg sodium
-11.1g dietary fibre
10g dietary fibre
Not major differences in this case, but enough that I'll now choose the soy & linseed ones. Actual nutrition content can be surprising!
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