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lunchbox ideas lissy 27 Due November 24; 2 kids; Australia 203 posts
8th Jun

Ok so I have a strict list of what I can not send to school with my child.
which includes:
any pre packaged food E.G. chips and muesli bars.
eggs
tomatoes
most cheeses (can have on sandwhich)
peanut butter
nuts
*not to sure on prawns

my child is extremely picky and I dont buy chips and much junk food anyway so that isnt a problem for me. But the variety of what I can send is. She loves cheese snacks, loves peanuts,  eggs, tomatoes. She has even had her LCM bar taken away from her. 
its mainly her class that is so strict as a child in her class is allergic to nearly everything. The first week of school my daughter was made to sit inside on her own for lunch. 
then they printed me a list of what I can send. 
I just need a list of things that I can send cause at the moment she gets 
sandwhich,  2 pieces of fruit, sultanas,  home made muffin (not allowed that any more), & sometimes she will get rice cakes as well. 
I want her to have a healthy lunch and I dont mind that a child has allergies and working around that but not sure what to send with her now LOL I didn't get a list of what was ok.
tell me what your LO takes and ill put it to her teacher and see if I can send that. I dont mind cooking things for her to take.

FroggysMommy 1 child; Golden, Colorado 27481 posts
8th Jun

Wow. That's strict.


I buy a fair amount of packaged food, but not too much. Lunchables for a treat every so often.



But mainly cheese sandwiches with butter, lunchmeat and cheese or just lunchmeat, peanut butter and jelly... lots of soups in the cold weather, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, um.... oh teryaki chicken for a treat. Chinese noodles. Yogurt, pudding, a small bag of chips or trail mix, a tortilla with cream cheese and salsa or cream cheese and olives cut up into little pieces after rolled into a pinwheel. Dried fruit,  whole fruit, fruit snacks, juice, flavored water. Yeah usually a mix of those constitutes her lunch.

lissy 27 Due November 24; 2 kids; Australia 203 posts
8th Jun

Quoting FroggysMommy:
Wow. That's strict.


I buy a fair amount of packaged food, but not too much. Lunchables for a treat every so often.



But mainly cheese sandwiches with butter, lunchmeat and cheese or just lunchmeat, peanut butter and jelly... lots of soups in the cold weather, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, um.... oh teryaki chicken for a treat. Chinese noodles. Yogurt, pudding, a small bag of chips or trail mix, a tortilla with cream cheese and salsa or cream cheese and olives cut up into little pieces after rolled into a pinwheel. Dried fruit,  whole fruit, fruit snacks, juice, flavored water. Yeah usually a mix of those constitutes her lunch.


I assume its because its kindy and they are trying to teach healthy eating. But one child in the class is allergic to nearly everything :/ 
but nothing but water can be taken either. Which j dont mind to much. Just the food issue is crazy. Lol thanks for the tips. I believe olives are on the NO list as well hmmm

lilsoph 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Kokomo, Indiana 4368 posts
8th Jun

no string cheese or anything?
hmmm
can you do things like applesauce? how about  a ham and cheese roll up?  carrot sticks, banana chips, celery, fresh fruit, pretzels (not sure if that is allowed), humus, cucumber? homemade mini pizzas? 
that is super strict!

GatorMommy7141031 2 kids; Jacksonville, FL, United States 599 posts
8th Jun

I feel for you!  My son's whole preschool nobody is allergic to anything except for certain medications so I can take anything I want.

I suggest asking for an updated list of things that are not allowed.  Maybe express that there are certain things that she eats and they are mostly on the not allowed list.

List of maybe's 
Snacks
Granola
Wheat crackers 
Cheese crackers (like Goldfish or Cheese it's)
Yogurt
Raisins
Chex cereal

Meals
Left over dinners
Steamed Vegies
Macaroni Cheese
Chicken Adobo
Home made chicken nuggets baked not fried.
Cous Cous and meat with a bit of teriyaki or soy sauce.

Sorry if it doesn't help but I have don't have a picky eater but one that likes little bits of everything so I pack him a lot of nibbles to eat for his lunch.  

lissy 27 Due November 24; 2 kids; Australia 203 posts
8th Jun

Quoting lilsoph:
no string cheese or anything?
hmmm
can you do things like applesauce? how about  a ham and cheese roll up?  carrot sticks, banana chips, celery, fresh fruit, pretzels (not sure if that is allowed), humus, cucumber? homemade mini pizzas? 
that is super strict!


Cheese on a sandwich is fine so id assume its fine on a roll up.
no string cheese as its packaged. She loves carrot sticks and most fruits I have sent it in the past might just stick to what I know or ask for an updated list. Very hard. Pretzels definitely a No no lol. 

lissy 27 Due November 24; 2 kids; Australia 203 posts
8th Jun

Quoting GatorMommy7141031:
I feel for you!  My son's whole preschool nobody is allergic to anything except for certain medications so I can take anything I want.

I suggest asking for an updated list of things that are not allowed.  Maybe express that there are certain things that she eats and they are mostly on the not allowed list.

List of maybe's 
Snacks
Granola
Wheat crackers 
Cheese crackers (like Goldfish or Cheese it's)
Yogurt
Raisins
Chex cereal

Meals
Left over dinners
Steamed Vegies
Macaroni Cheese
Chicken Adobo
Home made chicken nuggets baked not fried.
Cous Cous and meat with a bit of teriyaki or soy sauce.

Sorry if it doesn't help but I have don't have a picky eater but one that likes little bits of everything so I pack him a lot of nibbles to eat for his lunch.  



No all great advice.  But with taking left overs itl be cold by the time she gets it do you think that would matter taste wise that is. Never thought of that. 

GatorMommy7141031 2 kids; Jacksonville, FL, United States 599 posts
8th Jun

Quoting Alyssa Stone:

No all great advice.  But with taking left overs itl be cold by the time she gets it do you think that would matter taste wise that is. Never thought of that. 


I think it really depends on what it is.  You could make sure to heat it in the morning a little too hot then package it separately from her other foods so not to heat up a cold item

FroggysMommy 1 child; Golden, Colorado 27481 posts
9th Jun

If their issue is "packaged" food.... can you get like.... a piece of string cheese, cut it up and put it in a little container? Can you just unpackage it and put it in tupperware? lol

lissy 27 Due November 24; 2 kids; Australia 203 posts
9th Jun

Quoting FroggysMommy:
If their issue is "packaged" food.... can you get like.... a piece of string cheese, cut it up and put it in a little container? Can you just unpackage it and put it in tupperware? lol


I tried that with small rice cracker thingys. I never had a complaint so maybe I could hahaha