I know we have loads of these threads but thought I'd start the thread of all threads. I need lunch ideas to suit the following (not all, just categories that I need filling): Not sandwiches To suit 10 mo To suit fussy 4 year old Kid's packed lunch Grown up packed lunch Budget Low carb
Post all your ideas here and this can be the ultimate thread.
For 10 mo DS at the moment I alternate between tiny sandwiches (cream cheese and grated carrot is a winner) and omelette strips (I add a dash of milk to the egg to make it nice and fluffy, and add tiny strips of ham or courgette cubes or a bit of grated cheese).
Not sandwiches: I do a big batch of roasted mediterranean veg or ratatouille (peppers, courgettes and tomatoes, with herbs and garlic), have it with fish or chicken for dinner, then use leftovers for lunch - stir it into couscous and sprinkle on cubes of feta cheese or chorizo slices.
DS and I had a great use-it-all-up lunch yesterday: falafel, hummus, salad (lettuce/baby spinach/tomato) topped with cubes of feta cheese mixed with red onion, oregano and Greek yoghurt. And half a sausage each. I should say he only ate the sausage, falafel and some veg (he's nearly 3) but it was very satisfying and delicious from my POV. And I assume low-ish carb?
My youngest DD doesn't really like sandwiches, so I often give her things like mini scoth eggs, breadsticks, cocktail sausages, leftover roast chicken, mini rice cakes, organix crisps, and various chopped veg like cucumber, pepper, tomatoes, olives etc.
Frittatas - good for using up veg. I like courgette and feta, or goats cheese and red pepper (roast the veg first) Humous, falafel, crudités, breadsticks, cubes of feta, cherry tomatoes. Could stuff into pita with chili sauce if you wanted. Sliced chorizo / smoked salmon / ham filled with cream cheese (and avocado) Smoked mackerel pate (smoked mackerel quizzed with cream cheee, lemon and black pepper) - eat with cucumber sticks, or in a wrap with watercress. Antipasti salad - cured ham, avocado, mozzarella, sundried tomatoes, artichokes, roast veg, Parmesan shavings, olives etc Slices of home-made pizza for the packed lunches. Soup? With cheese sandwiches. Egg Mayo to use as a dip.
It's just a lot of bread. The baby likes toast for breakfast so I'm loath to give her bread again for lunch. She doesn't eat omelettes really. Also I am going back to work on Monday and I'd like non sandwich lunch ideas for me.
How about vegetable couscous, pasta with mushrooms, peppers , courgettes or whatevers in your fridge, tuna mayo wrapped in cos lettuce (very nice and suprisingly filling) oatcakes + hummous, ryvita + philli with sliced tomatoes,sushi, ploughmans lunch....ummmmmmm.... can't think of anymore