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What healthy packed lunch can I do for a toddler that has no dairy, no eggs and no ham

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HelterSkelter Thu 20-Aug-09 22:24:44

Dairy he's allergic too, eggs he doesn't like and ham I don't give too often for the bad stuff in it.

Today he had salmon fillet(!), carrot sticks, some bread and fruit. I do chicken sandwiches sometimes and occasionally hummous, which he's not very keen on, for dipping. Would be very grateful for any other ideas that aren't too complicated.

LadyoftheBathtub Thu 20-Aug-09 22:28:55

You can put hummous in a sandwich or wrap with other stuff like cucumber or peppers (or the carrots)
Tuna sandwich - maybe not mayo but you could mash it up with a bit of olive oil.
Sausage sandwich with ketchup.
Peanut butter?

HelterSkelter Thu 20-Aug-09 22:41:18

Can't do peanut butter til 5yrs because of the allergy sensitivity.
I don't like tuna (and we share the lunches). Trying to save sausages for a once in a blue moon sausages chips beans and peas night (this saturday as it happens!).
Thanks for your ideas though.

simpson Thu 20-Aug-09 22:45:04

carrot sticks, marmite sandwich, fruit, bread sticks, rice cakes

Am racking brain...DD (18mths) is dairy, soya, oats intolerant but ok with egg so i feel your pain sad

yes as mentioned before DD loves sliced cucumber and peppers.

simpson Thu 20-Aug-09 22:46:30

Just had a thought...would he eat egg fried rice?

It is a big hit here and he may not realise it has egg in iyswim and you can put veg ie peas, sweetcorn, peppers, cherry toms in it.

simpson Thu 20-Aug-09 22:48:26

sorry am on a roll here grin

What about frittata?

i know it has egg in but again he may not notice <hopeful>

I tend to put bacon, onion, pepper, small pasta shapes, potato and egg in it.

Tis yummy cold grin

StirlingTheTired Thu 20-Aug-09 22:50:17

My DD is allergic to dairy, egg etc and she gets ham sometimes (I am not so worried about it!) and then she gets Tesco Brussells pate which she loves - she would have it every day.

Personally I find pate too strong but their normal brussells pate is dairy and egg free.

I also make her wraps using taramasalata smeared over (egg & dairy free) and then lots of salad, like, grated carrot, shredded lettuce and chopped cucumber. I sometimes do this with pate smeared over the wraps. Just wrap up and cut in half. My dd loves the different colours in it smile

simpson Thu 20-Aug-09 22:50:21

what milk does he drink? Can you make a pancake out of it?

AitchwonderswhoFruitCrumbleis Thu 20-Aug-09 22:50:48

vegan lunchbox
maybe plough through here for ideas? the woman is clearly Off Her Head but she's a bloody good cook.

lisad123wantsherquoteinDM Thu 20-Aug-09 22:53:36

me little ones loves cold pasta with pesto.

ravenAK Thu 20-Aug-09 23:03:47

Quorn slices occasionally? Although no better than ham for bad stuff in 'em.

Roast beef? again you can buy it sliced if you don't eat roast meat as a family.

Could you do a sliceable veggie roast sometimes? I've got a lentilly recipe somewhere, a kidney bean based one & another which is mostly carrots & wild rice.

They're all fairly painless to make provided you can do them as a family meal with leftovers for lunchbox.

hophophippidtyhop Fri 21-Aug-09 17:05:35

how about ratatouille with rice or pasta?

HelterSkelter Fri 21-Aug-09 21:27:35

I don't like marmite, and taramaslata (and i didn't think i was picky about food til now!) but will retry it - the taramasalata at least. I am beginning to think i should revist the wrap + spready dip idea though.

Will definitely try eggy rice!
Have tried frittata - he knew!
He does eat pate & i like it but i think it's got the same bad stuff as ham in it.
Like the veggie roast and ratatouille idea as lunch -> leftovers.
Loved the link - I don't think our neck of the wood has ever seen a plantain!
Maybe a chunky soup with dippy bread...
Right, i'm on a roll (!), thank you for all your ideas!

AitchwonderswhoFruitCrumbleis Fri 21-Aug-09 21:49:28

i make a mackerel pate that my dds wolf down, it's just cream cheese and mackerel mashed a bit, with a squeeze of lemon (and some horseradish sauce but that's if i have it in the house). i reckon you could make that with marg instead of the cheese? or whizz some chicken leftovers with non-dairy margarine? i bet it wouldn't be as revolting as it sounds. grin

AitchwonderswhoFruitCrumbleis Fri 21-Aug-09 21:50:25

also we make our tuna mayo with grated carrot and grated (squeezed) cucumber. and a splodge of greek yog which i know is out but you could experiment?

HelterSkelter Fri 21-Aug-09 22:18:18

Mackerel pate is a great idea. we eat a fair bit of mackerel. Yes, you are getting me thinking! thank you!

simpson Fri 21-Aug-09 22:24:16

we also eat a lot of tinned sardines.

On toast or mixed in with pasta.

I hate it but DD loves it <odd child>

simpson Fri 21-Aug-09 22:25:48

Forgot to mention the large rice cakes you can buy are used a lot here with hummous on

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