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ja9r Tue 07-Aug-18 14:36:28

Help me compile a list of ideas of 'substantial' snack for my 12 and 14 yo

Cheese on toast
Spaghetti hoops on toast

Err... stuck

Going back to work full time and won't be here when they get in from school. Want to put a list inside the kitchen cupboard for inspiration for them...


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ASliceOfArcticRoll Tue 07-Aug-18 14:50:35

I scrambled eggs in a dish the microwave recently. I realise I'm late to the 20th century let alone the 21st but it was nice and easy with no pan to clean.

My kids will always make a ham or cheese and salad sandwich. They also eat hummous with toast or crackers.

Oh and the eldest does fish fingers too.

AtleastitsnotMonday Tue 07-Aug-18 14:55:19

Have you got a sandwich toaster?
Is this their evening meal or just to tide them over until dinner?

Seeline Tue 07-Aug-18 14:58:53

porridge in the microwave
cheese and crackers
pot of yogurt and fruit

they will probably just buy doughnuts and crisps on the way home from school

ASliceOfArcticRoll Tue 07-Aug-18 15:04:44

Mine would eat crisps and biscuits if they were kept in the house.

ASliceOfArcticRoll Tue 07-Aug-18 15:06:46

Mine do buy junk stuff at times but they give in to hunger and make sarnies TOO! They can eat quite a quantity at that age.

IHaveBrilloHair Tue 07-Aug-18 15:17:55


Hizz Tue 07-Aug-18 15:18:55

Flour tortillas - mine used to eat them on their own or as a wrap with cheese and ketchup.
I bought a George Foreman type grill which was much used by both as teens and eventually taken off to uni.

IHaveBrilloHair Tue 07-Aug-18 15:19:32

Yy sandwich toaster a good idea or toaster bags.
You can cook potato waffles in the toaster too.

Titsywoo Tue 07-Aug-18 15:22:32

What time do you eat dinner? Mine usually have fruit or crisps after school if anything at all but they have dinner at 5.30. I'd find things were some veg or salad can be put in of possible. Salad and chicken roll? Dd has tomato, mozzarella, pesto and salad rolls if she is really hungry after schoool.

Andtheresaw Tue 07-Aug-18 15:29:54

baked beans on toast.
boiled egg, or scrambled, or poached.
cheese and crackers
houmous and crackers/crudites.
sandwich or wrap

ja9r Tue 07-Aug-18 15:34:13

Thank you. Yes do have sandwich toaster... good idea.

It's just to tide them over til dinner. But don't them them having crisps and biscuits every day... you need to eat a lot of them before you feel full.

Noodles would also go done well with them. Thanks

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user1494670108 Tue 07-Aug-18 15:37:48

Mine likes bagels with philly. Or oatcakes with hummus/ cheese spread/ cheese but most of all she likes crisps and other crap

TAmum123 Tue 07-Aug-18 15:47:51

15 year old ds1 is always hungry! For after school, in the end I stopped buying crisps/biscuits and replaced them with tea cakes, hot cross buns, bagels, scones and fruit - he eats them happily when there is nothing else on offer!

AtleastitsnotMonday Tue 07-Aug-18 16:45:33

Malt bread, dried fruit, nut, roasted chickpeas, toasted pitas or breadsticks and dips, cheese scones, toasted English muffins.

ja9r Tue 07-Aug-18 22:54:59

Malt bread - yum. Great idea. Thanks everyone. My list is substantial now!

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