Packed lunches

(12 Posts)
thatsthewayitgoes Thu 01-Sep-16 17:45:20

My son is moving to a new school next week. For the first time ever I have to send him with a packed lunch each day (no school dinners provided). He's needed a few packed lunches over the summer for various camps - and the packed lunch novelty has now well and truly worn off (for both him and me!) - he's already bored of sandwiches. I'm looking for quick and easy packed lunch ideas for a fairly non-fussy (apart from with fruit) 8 year old. Thanks xx

Artandco Thu 01-Sep-16 17:49:26

Pesto Pasta with chicken, various roasted veg ( can make a few days worth at once)

Hard boiled eggs, cheese cubes, cold chicken, dips, cold new potatoes

Try and give part of what they have for dinner night before so you don't prep twice.

So if you have say sausages, new potatoes , mash and veg for dinner, cook a little extra and he can take cold sausages, cold potatoes, and add some cucumber and tomatoes or similar. Add a yogurt and lunch is done.

mandyemma13 Sat 03-Sep-16 10:05:26

My daughter loves Philadelphia cheese sandwiches or on wholemeal crackers. She also enjoys the innocent fruit smoothies and fruit tubes. As above pasta is good. Actimel kids is a good drink.

Try toast or a cheese and ham toastie if you wrap it in 2 layers of tin foil it should stay warm. Also hot vimto or hot orange in a flask or suitable bottle and put that next to the toastie and that will cool down and keep the toastie warm for a nice lunch in winter. smile

Carrott Batons and dip.
Them little gingerbread men that have icing with them so you can draw on them. (Not healthy but fun and a nice treat).
Soup in a flask. Will be just warm by Dinner.

ridinghighinapril Sun 04-Sep-16 00:54:32

Check the nut policy - pesto, humous etc was not allowed for this reading

ridinghighinapril Sun 04-Sep-16 00:54:56

*reason (not reading)

dungandbother Sun 04-Sep-16 09:30:07

Food flask thermos.

Last nights dinner, left overs, jacket and beans.
Heat the flask with boiling water. Reheat food in microwave, and done.

I confess I also keep the freezer stocked with ready made sandwiches. Ham, peanut butter, jam, honey bagels, pitta breads with cheese, two weeks worth of a variety of sandwiches ready to pull out in the morning. Plus home made banana bread, sponge cakes. And I freeze innocent fruit tubes and frubes.

I can put a pack up together in twenty seconds flat from my freezer and a piece of fruit blush

dementedpixie Sun 04-Sep-16 09:36:34

Ds takes a bagel or brioche burger roll with ham/jam/cheese. He wouldn't eat cold leftovers

CodyKing Sun 04-Sep-16 09:43:12

Wraps sausage rolls little sausages pita bread crusty cobs

Throw in the odd biscuit or crisps plus furor and yogurt

Salad and dips make a change

sorry but lunch is never that a tied or exciting

Mycraneisfixed Sun 04-Sep-16 10:00:08

Keep it as simple as possible. It's school lunch not a gourmet restaurant meal.
Sandwich or wrap, fruit, fairy cake, bottle of water. Every single day.
He'll soon get used to it and there's enough potential for chaos in the mornings before school without adding the lunch menu to the mix.

ButtonLoon Sun 04-Sep-16 19:43:31

My DD is not a sandwich eater. She gets a protein (egg, chicken, sausage), carbs (crackers, buttered bread, tortilla chips), fruit, veg and something sweet.

Artandco Sun 04-Sep-16 19:51:15

My - mine don't eat bread so wouldn't eat sandwich or wraps. Cake isn't really a lunch item to me it's a birthday treat.

AtleastitsnotMonday Sun 04-Sep-16 20:23:08

Cold fritata
Cheese and crackers
Wraps
Toasted pitta fingers and humous
Filled pittas ( whatever he had in sandwiches can go in a pitta or wrap)
Tuna pasta
Cous cous, pepper and chickpea salad
Cold pizza

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