Some background first... at the pre-school
- They had their breakfasts at 8 am.
- They had a snack mid-morning (bread with peanut butter or jam)
- They came home for lunch
|these breakfasts were the best food at a blog workshop I attended in November|
So I'm thinking they'll now have breakfast here at 7.15 latest, and I'll then send the snack to school.
Well, turns out it wasn't enough. Connor came home with half of someone else’s sandwich the other day – a boy shared with him but he says he didn’t like the way that tuna was done (I do mine with onions, tomato and mayo).
When we had the parents' evening, the teacher told all of us to please send lots of food, enough for two breaks, because all the kids seem to be starving.
I've started putting the food in two lunchboxes so that it's clear - first break and second break.
(Kendra just told me, "Mummy, Y's doctor told her she has to eat jelly and ice-cream so she can get better. Lucky, hey?!")
|from the same blogger function|
They eat breakfast here daily - the usual suspects - Weetbix, Pronutro, muesli - and they've also had a muffin when there wasn't much time. My muffins are healthy - oats, yoghurt, banana and raisins - so I'm happy for them to have those as breakfast.
Currently, we send them with...
- bread/ rolls/ pita bread (I bought some but I need to start making them!) with ham, cheese, peanut butter.
- a fruit (Kendra told me she wants an easy fruit to eat, i.e. not an apple) - peach, plum, grapes, pineapple, etc.
- a snack (peanuts and raisins/ dried fruit roll/ mini muffins (I had some left from the workshop on Saturday)
|and still more from the blogger function|
The school doesn't allow unhealthy lunches which is just fine with me! If the kids are found with sweets/ chocolates, fizzy cooldrinks, etc, these are confiscated and sent home on Fridays.
|my take on that delicious breakfast|
When the nanny goes to fetch them, she takes an apple with her for them to eat on the way back home.
If any lunch was left, they start with that and then get their normal lunch at home.
- A sandwich with egg, cottage cheese, peanut butter, ham, tuna or cheese plus
- A veg - tomatoes, cucumber, carrots
Their snack later is a fruit and yoghurt, or in cold weather, tea and two biscuits/ a muffin/ hot cross bun, etc.
|we have a pic like this taken in Scotland looking out at the William Wallace (?) monument - lost on me of course, history not being my thing.|
Do your kids eat your lovingly-packed lunch?