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Your best kids packed lunch inspiration

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ironickname Fri 13-Dec-19 22:56:42

Please could you help me get out of our packed lunch rut? DD is tired of ham or cheese sarnies.

Please could you give me some exciting packed lunch options that a 5 year old might actually eat?

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managedmis Fri 13-Dec-19 22:59:14

Cream cheese, smoked turkey, lettuce, on a crossaint.

Do you have a flask? Macaroni cheese is devoured by DS. Or Spag bol.

rosydreams Fri 13-Dec-19 23:48:18

pizza wraps

tub with mini wraps/grated cheese
pot of pasta sauce
small tub of corn/chopped ham

Blondie1984 Sat 14-Dec-19 00:01:35

Tuna & sweetcorn pasta - or sausage and tomato
DIY Lunchables - mini oatcakes, slices of cheese and ham, cherry tomatoes
Cold chicken drumsticks with tomato sauce to dip, crackers and carrot batons
Crumpet mini pizzas
Pitta breads stuffed with tuna / hummus/ cheese & salad etc

YesILikeItToo Sat 14-Dec-19 00:13:16

Cold sausage - cut a slit lengthways and add tomato sauce.
Boiled egg
Pasta salad - I use rice shaped pasta with similarly small bits of veg (tomatoes, cucumber, peas, sweet corn, olives, etc) dressed with oil and lemon juice.

Ricekrispie22 Sat 14-Dec-19 06:02:28

My DC eat anything healthy if it's stuck on a skewer!
So I just load up kebab sticks with things like chunks of cheese, cherry tomatoes, rolled up ham, olives, chunks of cooked chicken, slices of sausage, cubes of bread, colourful peppers etc...
I do the same with sweet food such as grapes, berries, mini marshmallows, cubes of malt loaf, dried apricots, pineapple chunks, cubes of brioche, flapjack bites etc... They're great for using up things in the fridge!
My dc also like those little one-portion pots of humous or Philadelphia which you can get from most supermarkets and I give them some chopped up veg and mini breadsticks to dip.
If I have time I make up individual portions of fruit in jelly in plastic Tupperware pots and often I make a stash of mini frittatas in a muffin tin. They're always popular!
Sweetcorn fritters are popular too realfood.tesco.com/recipes/sweetcorn-fritters-with-avocado-salsa.html
This week they’ve been having puff pastry pizza parcels, but I’ve previously done mini Cornish pasties and savoury muffins.

WeirdPookah Sat 14-Dec-19 12:42:24

Try looking at the lunchbox roundups on 100days of real food.

www.100daysofrealfood.com/category/school-lunches/

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