Tuesday, 29 September 2015

mini meals

My daughters are now in the study period leading up to their final school exams. It is fortunate that my girls are competent in the kitchen and love good food but many of their school friends are a lot less interested and with exam pressure mounting, many of them are not eating too well. The delightful tale I heard today was of a boy who doesn't enjoy food and eats because he has to. When he is "caring" for himself he lives on Mac & Cheese, ice cream or 2 minute noodles.

I started to figure out some healthier options he could prepare in double quick time and without relying on too many fresh foods because what teenage boy wants to think about fridge management?

  • avocado toast
  • pre-boiled eggs
  • sardines on toast
  • baked beans on toast
  • hommous with veggie sticks (or more realistically, crackers)
  • apple and peanut butter
  • a handful of trail mix
  • yoghurt
  • porridge (sachets are even more convenient than regular oats)
  • deli bought antipasto
  • canned soup and toast
  • canned tuna and bag salad

it's a toast heavy menu but toast is good with all kinds of things, it's fast and the bread need not be fresh.

Do you have go-to mini meals?


  1. Fruit is always good and convenient too. Particularly bananas - which go so well with bread/toast as well.
    Mind you, my partner likes banana and marmelade sandwiches - which I cannot come at.
    I think you can get prepacked tuna and biccies too - which has to trump five minute noodles.

  2. EC
    i LOVE a banana sandwich with butter on white bread!

    and yes, there are loads of little snack packs available that have to be better than noodles

  3. It has never been a problem for us here! Our lifestyles are different and we have domestic help which makes life a lot easier to live than the kind that you have over there. So, a quick freshly made healthy snack is always available for the asking for our children.

  4. Ramana,
    That should make it a lot easier for people to eat appropriately!


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