My daughter is a super fussy eater and gets very tired of eating sandwiches so I am always on the lookout for a different addition for her lunches (so at least she will eat something). I have tried to get a bit fancy with these by adding Vietnamese herbs or sauces to my taste but she only likes the simple flavours. She loves these and often asks for them so when we have chicken I like to freeze little portions of it so I can always make these for her when she wants them.


Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 1/4 cup shredded cooked BBQ chicken (or left over from a roast)
  • 2 thin carrot sticks
  • 2 thin cucumber strips
  • 10g rice stick noodles
  • 1 small lettuce leaf
  • 2 rice paper rounds

Method

  1. Cook the rice stick noodle for about 3-5 mins or until cooked then cool.
  2. Dip the rice paper rounds in very hot water to soften.
  3. Place the rice paper round (which is still hard) on a clean tea towel then add a half the shredded chicken, on carrot stick, one cucumber stick, half the rice noodles and half the lettuce on the bottom half of the rice paper round. (while doing this the rice paper round will soften so you can roll it)
  4. Fold over the bottom of the rice paper round then fold over the left and right 'flaps' then continue rolling tightly until all encased.
  5. This makes two rice paper rolls which is enough for my 8yo for her lunch with snacks.

Notes... Of course you could use any types of salads or meats to your children's tastes
  • Its an alternative to a traditional sandwhich its an iinteresting idea change it up for youe kids

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  • these look great, yum can’t wait to try them!

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  • What a great idea for lunch boxes, hadn’t considered rice paper rolls but think I will give them a try.

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  • i make very similar to these. will try some in my daughters lunch box this week

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  • This would be so much better for the kids lunches

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  • A healthy lunch and so much nicer than sandwiches! Thanks.

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  • this is exactly the right amount of simple for my fussy son! Thanks x

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  • I have someone in mind for these.

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  • for fussy eaters

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  • Love the look of your lunchbox. If you have kids, you know how fussy they can be, hope this helps out

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  • this is something so different and lovely

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  • oh, is that wet paper towel they are resting on – I get how they don’t dry out now

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  • it s just great to read and look at these things

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  • I made these for Miss Fussy 8 and she LOVED them! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  • What a great looking lunch box. Mine must be the fussiest of fussy eaters cos he wouldn’t eat these. I enjoyed them tho

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