Lunch for nursery

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Lunch for nursery

Postby LucyLastic » 09 Sep 2015, 11:38

What do you pack for your 3 year old for lunch? I have been having huge problems deciding what to cook for dinner lately and now I have to make C a packed lunch twice a week. It shouldn't feel so overwhelming, as it's just lunch! Today I sent her off with enough to feed the whole nursery. I've never had to pack lunch just for her before. What do pack for yours?
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Re: Lunch for nursery

Postby Raktajino » 09 Sep 2015, 15:51

I used to do a sandwich (just one slice of bread) some grapes, another piece of random fruit and a small yoghurt. If we'd baked I'd add in a bun or whatever we'd made, sometime a slice of malt loaf if dh didn't eat it first!
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Re: Lunch for nursery

Postby Lily » 09 Sep 2015, 16:47

Iz has a cooked lunch at nursery but I pack him a snack to eat on the bus home, in lieu of tea. It's usually a sandwich or crackers and cheese, a piece of fruit, and something a bit treaty like raisins, a bit of cake or a biscuit.
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Re: Lunch for nursery

Postby lisbeth » 09 Sep 2015, 17:19

I used to do a chicken drumstick (A's favourite) / slice of quiche / cheese & pickle or pate and grape or tuna and sweetcorn sandwich, with a couple of crackers and cheese or wafer thin Polish sausage, with either carrot and cucumber sticks, cherry tomatoes or coleslaw. Sometimes she had a bit of fruit or a date, but the pre school gave her fruit as a snack, so not always. I was glad I didn't have to do more than 2 lunches a week, because I ran out of ideas!
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Re: Lunch for nursery

Postby WishingBone » 09 Sep 2015, 20:13

Ham or cheese sandwich, piece of fruit, cartoon of juice, maybe a yogurt or some raisins. Keep it simple!
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Re: Lunch for nursery

Postby mamapup » 09 Sep 2015, 21:22

Oh but surely we all have time to create lunchtime masterpieces such as those we see on Pinterest? Surely our children need monsters shaped from veg or sushi in the shape of pandas?

Omelette? Sandwich? Pasta and tuna?
Savoury muffin?
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Re: Lunch for nursery

Postby Kanga » 09 Sep 2015, 21:24

Tomorrow ds has a slice of cold pizza, 2 cocktail sausages, a babybel, some grapes and a fromage frais. He also gets a snack during the morning, usually fruit and something bready.

That is pretty typical except it's usually a sandwich or small roll. Sometimes pasta salad but usually something bread based. Wraps work well, yesterday he asked for a small teacake.
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Re: Lunch for nursery

Postby Mini B's Mummy » 10 Sep 2015, 00:34

My two have the same packed lunch every time (they go two days a week): cream cheese and Vegemite roll (or wrap in DD's case, as then she'll eat it, rather than licking the filling off!), some cucumber/cherry toms/avo, cheese and crackers and a piece of fruit. And I make up and freeze the rolls ahead of time, so I only have to pull one out of the freezer the night before. Haven't tried that with the wraps yet though...
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Re: Lunch for nursery

Postby Kitcameron » 21 Sep 2015, 13:28

Im not sure I'd trust my toddler on a roof top bar so nope. Sorry. Lol
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Re: Lunch for nursery

Postby LucyLastic » 21 Sep 2015, 14:44

Also, not ideal for nursery lunches... Although sounds like an excellent place for a forum meet?! ;-D
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Re: Lunch for nursery

Postby Riotproof » 24 Sep 2015, 06:40

I always send DS with a sandwich and either a piece of fruit or cut up veggies.
His preferred fillings are Vegemite or tuna and corn or ham a and avocado with tomato outside the sandwich.
He also has snack time which is a piece of fruit or veggies.

They've got a nude food policy at his preschool and also cakes/biscuits anything deemed sugary is banned. Yoghurt is okay, but I don't bother since he considers it breakfast food.

That's for a 9 to 3 day, he's absolutely starving when he comes home though.
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Re: Lunch for nursery

Postby DianeCooper » 19 Feb 2016, 13:17

I think it is the most difficult task for many mothers to pack lunch for nursery, preschool, daycare or kindergarten. I was also facing the same difficulty with my toddler who is 4 years old and recently started going to preschool. But now I am free as one of my friends recommended me to choose such a preschool, which provides breakfast, lunch, snack and everything of good quality and fresh which is suitable for children as well as affordable for parents. For more details you can also .
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Re: Lunch for nursery

Postby StJuniper » 19 Feb 2016, 22:28

Yep, I'd say packing lunch is easily the most difficult part of parenthood. Like, night wakings, mega-tantrums, no big deal. It's those packed lunches that really push on your sanity.
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Re: Lunch for nursery

Postby yorkshirepudding » 20 Feb 2016, 02:23

That's why I'm awake now, worrying about Monday's lunch... Hummus or cheese???
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Re: Lunch for nursery

Postby LucyLastic » 20 Feb 2016, 02:36

I feel your pain. And after Monday comes Tuesday! What to do for lunch on Tuesday?! If only I knew someone who could recommend a nursery which offers healthy meals at affordable costs, so I could be freeeeeeeee... Or, you know, I could just make sandwiches.

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