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My kids have karate at 4:30 and I am starting karate at 5:30 until 6:15. After a long day of me working and them at school or daycare, I know that 6:30 is too late to be eating dinner. Does anyone have any good, preferably fussy-kid friendly recipes for things I can take for them to eat while I do my class? No access to a microwave or oven but do have access to a fridge. I am trying to find reasonably healthy meals that they would be able to eat like a little picnic dinner. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks :)

Posted by MrsA, 16th February 2022

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  • Can’t go wrong with mini wraps, and there’s so many ideas for fillings, google and you shall see!

  • I would say as it’s one night a week make it a treat night. Do up an assortment of things like cabanossee , cheese, some crackers, popcorn, potato chips, carrot sticks, cut up apples etc just have snacks and easy picky foods. If you don’t think that will be enough include a favourite sandwich also

  • Vegemite scrolls, cut up veggies with hummus dip & cheese cubes, Some fruit Pop them In their own Bento boxes and you’re sorted. It’s only once a week.

  • Foods that come in small portions, like spring rolls, meatballs, chicken tenders are all good. But don’t overlook a sandwich. Once a week it won’t hurt them, and it’s an easy portable meal.

  • We always just ate later when the kids and I had sport. i would use the slow cooker or just do chicken wraps with salad etc. If you have a fridge maybe salads, wraps and sandwiches etc

  • My kids absolute favourite meal is mixed finger foods, so if you can get some good lunch boxes with different compartments I’d highly recommend this. Think, raw vegie sticks, crackers, cheese, cabanossi, dip and fruits. Also mini quiche etc. Otherwise salad rolls are good!

  • ham/salad roll or a good old sandwich. they will both do the trick!! easy to please

  • A food thermos is a life saver. Put leftovers, or make a big pasta bake, stirfry noodles, quiche etc on a less busy day and send these along, You could accompany with some vegie and fruit sticks, yoghurt pouches, crackers etc. Or a savory muffin?
    Dont go too hard on yourself. After school sports is hard, especially when the day is a long one

  • You could try make them bento boxes. Add the main food groups – carbs, protein, veg, etc.

  • My kids have little flasks – great for pasta. Easy to eat on the go, they stay hot for ages.

  • Love the idea of little quiches, or maybe some scones – plain, pumpkin or date would be nice.

  • Fresh veggies like Carrots and beans, roast chicken, and maybe a pasta or potato salad.

  • Hotdogs, pizza, fried chicken. Something your able to make in bulk but quick and easy ☺️

  • Mini quiches are nice served cold and you can load them up with vegies.

  • I usually make bacon & cheese scrolls + cut up fruit or Zucchini or Egg & Bacon slice – which can be eaten cold. My kids have always loved this and we don’t have it any other night of the week.

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