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    A day ahead for in the car

    Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:25 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I need ideas for what I can do as the kids start activities. We work full time and found there is one day where dd will go straight from her after school program to a grueling swim practice.

    I might be able to make a sandwich that morning, but I'm sure her PBJ favorite will become less so. I also figure we could do a nibble dinner of hard boiled eggs, crackers, cheese and raw veggies.

    I'd love to get more ideas. bonus points for ideas that can be assembled the day before.
    John DOH
    Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:13 pm Groupie
    Hi KD

    If this is a high energy workout, it might be best to give her something high in carbs (and I'm thinking complex carbohydrates, not just a bunch of sugarly stuff)

    Having said that, I don't have immediate suggestions for you, but maybe the swim coacvh will.

    Don't forget that lunch can be a "hot meal", all you need is a thermos container that you pre-heat in the morning by running hot or boiling water through it, and nuking the food, prepared the night before, sort of a five minute morning task...

    When our kids were in school, I used to make sub sandwiches on Sunday (en masse! We have four children!)(don't put tomato in there, it doesn't do will in the fridge) and wrap them all in plastic wrap, and bingo, a week's work of school lunch that was "fashionable" at that time (and still may be!) and I knew were getting eaten! Curiously, I saw grade point averages rise with this diet...

    Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:20 am
    Experienced "Head Chef" Poster
    When I was a child my mother *always* had me on the go- after school I always had either swimming, dancing, dramatic arts, fencing, gymnastics or something in between!

    I remember my favorite "between" snack was a sandwich made from 2 slices of toasted wholegrain bread, with a hard-fried (not runny) egg, vege-bacon (my mother is Vegan), Lettuce/Salad Veg, and a tiny bit of wholegrain mustard as opposed to butter. Kind of like a breakfast sandwich and then some. I know my mother frequently gave these to me because they were filling and high in protein for energy. I also always had an individual serving of Chocolate Soy Milk along with it.

    If you aren't a fan of soy products, sub out the vege-bacon for real bacon and give her a regular chocolate milk on the side.

    Overall though, it was a pretty darn good in-between snack/late lunch/ early dinner for me. icon_smile.gif

    Good luck and let us know what you decide!

    xxx Amber Lee

    P.S. I always ate these cold- I'm pretty sure my Mum made them the night before. Even toast & egg are good cold icon_smile.gif
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