lunch ideas on a budget for kdcs and me please?

(5 Posts)
liveinazoo Thu 04-Apr-13 12:28:44

dcs are 18,9,7 and 5 and if we have sandwiches at lunch i can say goodbye to up to 2 whole loaves at the moment if i include the bread used as toast <little ones are all having a growth spurt at once>!

i desperately need some other ideas that will fill them up.bear in mind we are quite an active family<walk everywhere>so needs to be filling and big!

nextphase Thu 04-Apr-13 12:38:20

jacket potatoes?
soup with lentils and or potato and or pasta in so you can halve the bread?
pasta and pesto?
pasta and tuna and sweetcorn?
egg fried rice with scraps of previous meat?

go to run - being summoned!!

Soup is filling and inexpensive. Lots of vegetables and stock in the blender makes a filling thick soup. You could add some meat (Leftover roast chicken, lamb or beef. You don't have to go and buy some specially) and some rice if you like to bulk it up.

My DCs like pitta pizzas and salad. Spread a little tomato puree over a wholemeal pitta, sprinkle a little cheese on too then add whatever topping you fancy - tuna and sweetcorn or shredded ham and pop under the grill or in the oven if you like a crispy pitta base. Serve with salad leaves for a cheap and cheerful quick lunch.

stressedHEmum Fri 05-Apr-13 11:16:40

rice with onions in a curry sauce
lentils and rice, especially if made with brown rice
pasta salad
pea and ham soup with soda bread
pasta with cheese and leeks
cheese and potato pie
spicy potatoes in wraps
spanish omelette
savoury bread and butter pudding
scrambled tofu with rice or noodles

These are all things that we have regularly for lunch in here.

NAR4 Fri 05-Apr-13 15:36:18

Flapjacks are cheap to make and are a healthy, filling snack for them, if you add dried fruit.

Sainsburys do economy part baked bread rolls/sticks. My teenagers love these for lunch. They cost about 50p for a pack of two. Mine can't manage more than one each at most.

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