packed lunch ideas

I need some more ideas for my sons school lunch! its starting to get a bit boring! I do either chicken, ham or corned beef sarnies (he doesnt like cheese, peanut butter or jam) with yogurt tubes and a chocolate biscuit bar of some kind sometimes a box of raisans too. he's not much of a crisp eater. the odd day he'll have school dinners, maybe once/twice a month. anything else we can do next week?

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filled pittas/wraps

My kids like to have cold boiled sausages in finger rolls, They really enjoy them!

boiled sausages?

but yeah sausage/sausage rolls?

pasta?
sausage rolls,
slices of pizza?

My kids love wraps with different fillings or salad pots always go down well with mini hotdogs added during the summer months.

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loupomm;5232831

filled pittas/wraps



I'll give it a go, ta x

mumofthree;5232835

My kids like to have cold boiled sausages in finger rolls, They really … My kids like to have cold boiled sausages in finger rolls, They really enjoy them!



yer come to think of it he has asked for sausage sarnies before, ta x

loupomm;5232843

boiled sausages?but yeah sausage/sausage rolls?



he doesnt really like sausage rolls, pastry/pasties cheese crisps and cheese are a no no for him. will give cold sausages a go though ta x

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go retro give him spam or potted beef did me no harm apart from i aint eaten either for 30 years

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he loves tuna at home but I'm not sure how it'll be in his lunch box by lunchtime??

my kids used to have tuna pasta or a tuna bagel sometimes

bacon sarnies?

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spobby;5232873

pasta?sausage rolls, slices of pizza?



he loves pasta for dinner but what could I put with it for his lunch cos he doesnt like mayo/salad cream

JAYKAY72;5232881

My kids love wraps with different fillings or salad pots always go down … My kids love wraps with different fillings or salad pots always go down well with mini hotdogs added during the summer months.



he does like salad, will it stay nice by lunchtime?

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spobby;5232952

bacon sarnies?



cold bacon sarnie?:w00t::-D

kirsty1981;5232925

he loves tuna at home but I'm not sure how it'll be in his lunch box by … he loves tuna at home but I'm not sure how it'll be in his lunch box by lunchtime??



pop in a freezer block thingy?

or do you give calypso type drink? try freezing over night and putting with lunch, on a warm day it'll keep it cool but defrost in time for lunch

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ettam123;5232949

my kids used to have tuna pasta or a tuna bagel sometimes



does the tuna still taste good by lunchtime, werent sure if it'd start to honk? lol

kirsty1981;5232974

cold bacon sarnie?:w00t::-D



lol i don't mind them.

with pasta , pesto?

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loupomm;5232977

pop in a freezer block thingy?or do you give calypso type drink? try … pop in a freezer block thingy?or do you give calypso type drink? try freezing over night and putting with lunch, on a warm day it'll keep it cool but defrost in time for lunch



I freeze his yog tube but I could add a freezer block, he normally has water for his drink but I'll see if he fancies something else ta x

kirsty1981;5232996

does the tuna still taste good by lunchtime, werent sure if it'd start to … does the tuna still taste good by lunchtime, werent sure if it'd start to honk? lol



i had small freezer blocks that went in their lunch bags

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ettam123;5233047

i had small freezer blocks that went in their lunch bags



yer just checked and I have a small block too, guess what hes got for lunch monday?! lol ta x:-D

jamie oliver would have a field day with all your options lol

I have the same problem.... but worse.... he will only eat CORNED BEEF... i mean don't get me wrong its ok... but you know my other sonw as like this and 5 years of corned beef sandwiches it makes me feel sick every time i see it.......lol.........

He will eat jam... but i feel a bit mean giving him that

superskilly;5233430

I have the same problem.... but worse.... he will only eat CORNED BEEF... … I have the same problem.... but worse.... he will only eat CORNED BEEF... i mean don't get me wrong its ok... but you know my other sonw as like this and 5 years of corned beef sandwiches it makes me feel sick every time i see it.......lol.........He will eat jam... but i feel a bit mean giving him that



i can beat that - my son wouldnt eat any sandich filling, only bread and butter! - he has improved with age, but not much :roll:

Chocolate spread sandwiches,probably not go down too well with school but mine have them occasionly for school.

my kids really like pasta twists/shells with chicken in either a mayo or tomato based sauce with peppers, sweetcorn etc in a tub. Also the savoury rice packets that you make up yourself goes down well too chicken/beef/chinese - they say its better cold!

Mum2Connor&Cerys;5233546

Chocolate spread sandwiches,probably not go down too well with school but … Chocolate spread sandwiches,probably not go down too well with school but mine have them occasionly for school.


yeah my daughters infant school wont allow ANY chocolate at all in lunchboxes & check too.

corned beef wit brown sauce! and whats wrong with a bit of fruit ?!

becci148;5233599

yeah my daughters infant school wont allow ANY chocolate at all in … yeah my daughters infant school wont allow ANY chocolate at all in lunchboxes & check too.



Yeh,some schools are much stricter than others. It's only occasionly they have it,I don't see big deal in moderation.

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becci148;5233599

yeah my daughters infant school wont allow ANY chocolate at all in … yeah my daughters infant school wont allow ANY chocolate at all in lunchboxes & check too.



yeah alot do this now, but funnily enough are happy to let the school dinners go through without full servings

Apart from sandwich ideas which have been presented can i suggest some fruit. You could give him sliced apples, an orange, or grapes. Or a Del Monte Fruitini its mixed fruit in juice in little pots, or a jelly pot. He might like these refreshing thing as summer is approaching

Like others have said - Pasta is a good easy one - can pre prepare the night before aswell... try also fruit, jelly, the wee packets of bite size biscuits u get, cocktail sausages, cheese sticks, triangles, chicken drumstick (not sure about it sitting in a packed lunch all day though but if it can sit in a sanwich then why not whole?) Bitesize cucumber, cherry tomatoes.... it is hard thinking of things isnt it

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Mum2Connor&Cerys;5233546

Chocolate spread sandwiches,probably not go down too well with school but … Chocolate spread sandwiches,probably not go down too well with school but mine have them occasionly for school.



he doesn't like choc spread either lol x

becci148;5233578

my kids really like pasta twists/shells with chicken in either a mayo or … my kids really like pasta twists/shells with chicken in either a mayo or tomato based sauce with peppers, sweetcorn etc in a tub. Also the savoury rice packets that you make up yourself goes down well too chicken/beef/chinese - they say its better cold!



he loves rice and pasta, I'll try that too ta x

intenso100;5233653

corned beef wit brown sauce! and whats wrong with a bit of fruit ?!



sorry forgot to mention he also has grapes/apples/cucumber or raisans too aswell as the school providing fresh fruit every day for him.... he loves all fruit and veg! x

mKc88;5234194

Apart from sandwich ideas which have been presented can i suggest some … Apart from sandwich ideas which have been presented can i suggest some fruit. You could give him sliced apples, an orange, or grapes. Or a Del Monte Fruitini its mixed fruit in juice in little pots, or a jelly pot. He might like these refreshing thing as summer is approaching



carol123;5235647

Like others have said - Pasta is a good easy one - can pre prepare the … Like others have said - Pasta is a good easy one - can pre prepare the night before aswell... try also fruit, jelly, the wee packets of bite size biscuits u get, cocktail sausages, cheese sticks, triangles, chicken drumstick (not sure about it sitting in a packed lunch all day though but if it can sit in a sanwich then why not whole?) Bitesize cucumber, cherry tomatoes.... it is hard thinking of things isnt it



thanks everyone for your suggestions, lunches wont be so dull from now on lol xx :-D

my daughter has sandwhich some times or cold pasta . or she has ham bits of cheese little sausages . snack thing little sausage rolls pork pies scotch eggs

My five year old has had the same lunch for school every day since Sept, its so boring but he refuses to have anything different- ham and cucumber sandwiches, apple, water, couple homemade biscuits.
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