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Some ideas on packed lunches for Ds1 15

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anewyear Sun 16-Feb-14 10:02:00

As the title says really, Ds1 15yrs old had decided he wants a packed lunch from now on confused

Hes a tall, (6'2') very slim, very active which is just as well as he would eat rubbish all day, think sweets, crisps and energy drinks if he thought he could get away with it.
When at home eats for England..

He has breakfast at 7.30, and then lunch at school isnt till 1.30!!

So idealy needs something at breaktime also to keep him going till lunch time.

So if any one can give me any ideas on what is an acceptable packed lunch for a 15yr old, I would be grateful grin

JohnnyBarthes Sun 16-Feb-14 10:24:48

ds is a little younger (13). He takes a couple of rolls or a wrap (generally something with mayo and salad), fruit which might not get eaten, a Penguin type biscuit thing, and a sausage roll or bit of quiche. Some gets eaten at break, some at lunch.

He's asked for a food flask to take pasta, but I've not got round to that yet.

Ds3 is 16, nearly 17, and takes a packed lunch a couple of times a week (which he makes and packs himself). He takes a couple of nutrigrain bars, one for break time, a round or two of ham sandwiches, and a couple of cartons of orange juice.

Could you get him to tell you what he'd like, and tweak it if you think there's too much junk or processed food?

goodtimesinbontemps Sun 16-Feb-14 10:31:21

Its packed lunches all the way here, no school dinners in Irelandsmile . Anyway I give my 15 yr old boy a ham sandwich, a piece of fruit, a homemade bun, a yoghurt, a mini choc bar and a packet of crisps. He gets a lot because he is is school from half 8 to 6 and is a hungry sod! Sometimes I vary it by giving a wrap instead of sandwich and substitute things like biscuits, rice cakes,granola bars etc for the other stuff.

yourlittlesecret Sun 16-Feb-14 12:36:38

My 15 year old 6'2" beanpole takes a packed lunch once or twice a week.
Nothing very nutritious or healthy, it's purpose is to fend off the inevitable starvation that happens a teenage boy who isn't funnel fed.
Two rounds of ham sandwiches, a twix, an apple, a piece of cheese, a flap jack,a packet of crisps.
Oh and the Year 11s are allowed to get toast in the canteen at morning break because the poor things need feeding between meals and are working hard for GCSEs grin

Ilovegeorgeclooney Mon 17-Feb-14 07:24:17

As a secondary teacher I would say most teenage boys like bulk! Our boys seem to have 2/3 rounds of sardies plus the normal fruit/ choc bars/ crisps etc. Cold pizza/ Chinese also seems popular!

3nationsfamily Mon 17-Feb-14 11:51:06

Make sure he makes it himself! He should be old enough now to make healthy choices and know how much fuel he needs to get through the day. He is also old enough to get up 15 minutes earlier or the night before to make his lunch.

Needmoresleep Mon 17-Feb-14 12:14:00

Heat up a good quality ready meal or something from the freezer (curry, pasta bake etc) and put it in a Thermos. It will stay hot for 6 hours or more so fine for lunch. It is nice, if you child has something on after school, to know that they have had a proper cooked meal at lunchtime. You can normally find a good range of Thermos flasks in TKMaxx.

anewyear Mon 17-Feb-14 21:48:56

thanx for all your messages smile

they have given me an idea of what to stock up on.

lucy546 Tue 18-Feb-14 13:40:50

My 15yo DD loves her leek and potato soup I make for her in a flask smile. Also pasta is great! grin For sweet stuff try oat chocolate chip cookies, healthy but so yummy wink

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