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Packed lunches. If you make them, what do you put in them?

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nkf Sun 31-May-09 12:21:10

I tend to take leftovers from the previous meal. But if anyone has any really quick ideas, I'd love to hear them.

fuzzywuzzy Sun 31-May-09 12:23:03

suausage and chips (yes really)

Pizza on bread slices



misshardbroom Sun 31-May-09 12:57:51

for grown ups or the DCs?

DH gets rolls / wraps / pittas with various fillings & salad-y stuff, a couple of pieces of fruit and usually something like a slice of cake or a muffin or flapjack. Sometimes I decant tinned pineapple into tubs, sometimes he might get houmous and breadsticks, very occasionally pasta or rice salads if I can be arsed have time.

Fussy drawers DD gets a sandwich, something like a laughing cow triangle or stick of cheddar, a couple of carefully selected vegetable items such as carrots, peppers etc (she doesn't eat fruit) and often something like popcorn or crackers or [hold the front page] a packet of hula hoops. Also occasionally things like houmous, or leftover breaded chicken.

nevergoogledragonbutter Sun 31-May-09 13:00:04

nothing fancy.

a sandwich, a yoghurt, a drink etc.

Weegiemum Sun 31-May-09 13:01:24

sausage rolls, cheese strings, haribo and fruit shoots


sorry couldn't help it!

DesperateHousewifeToo Sun 31-May-09 13:18:34

ds gets:

spagetti/pasta bolognese in a thermos


humous and pitta and carrot sticks

cold pizza


He'll have one of the above with a selection of: apple, melon, grapes, yoghurt drink, frube, cheese, crackers, mini muffin, slice cake, pepperami, mini jammy dodgers, hot cross bun.

QOD Sun 31-May-09 13:25:46

cous cous
rain water

oh ok, in teh real world:
yoghurt drink
cheese string

DesperateHousewifeToo Sun 31-May-09 13:33:34

I wish ds would eat a sandwich sad

nkf Sun 31-May-09 13:35:12

I meant for grown ups blush. I find sandwiches too depressing to eat.

gardeningmum05 Sun 31-May-09 13:37:42

a lovely fresh multigrain roll, packed with salad and cheese. packet of mccoy crisps and abit of chocolate..sorted.
nothing fancy,lifes too short to be in the kitchen grin

BCNS Sun 31-May-09 13:40:12

for all of us.. salad, chicken. ham. salad +cheese etc wraps.

cous cous with different things in.

lots of fruit

olives + feta

pots of salad

I eat a lot od salad

Jux Sun 31-May-09 13:51:04

2 squares Dairy Milk (hidden under the sandwich)
Piece of fruit, sometimes 2
Chopped carrot or cucumber

Sometimes a piece of cake or biscuit if we have some.

It doesn't all get eaten at lunchtime but dd knows she must eat the sandwich first and then the fruit. She'll eat the rest when she gets home.

DesperateHousewifeToo Sun 31-May-09 14:16:22


Well, if for me...

Sandwich grin




Salad mixed with salmon/chicken.



janeite Sun 31-May-09 18:16:43

I agree re: sandwiches - can't stand them.

I take things like:
cous cous with pine nuts and feta

porridge to mike when I'm at work

natural yoghurt, honey, granola and frozen berries (defrosted by the time I eat it)

tub of salad and a pitta bread which I toast at work

leftovers to be miked - especially curry and rice, casseroles, cous cous etc

fruit, yoghurt, cereal bar

TrillianAstra Sun 31-May-09 18:52:24

Sandwiches are so booooring. I get bored halfway through one. DP likes them though, so he constantly has cheese+pickle (or ham or chicken if we have any in) than pickled gherkins and onions in a little tub, crisps, cake, maybe some grapes.

I would have pasta or cous cous or salad or crackers + cheese or leftovers to put in microwave if there is one, or soup.

bluejeans Sun 31-May-09 19:08:10

Shop bought quiche and cherry tomatoes for me - don't mind eating sandwiches but hate making them!

DH makes DDs lunch these days smile

janeite Sun 31-May-09 19:09:38

Soup is good.

Also oatcakes with cheese.

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