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packing a breakfast

saacnmama | Sep 24, 2009 01:19 AM

Where we live, it is expected that kids will eat school lunch--no one brings theirs, which I'm happy to go along with. There is, however, a challenge for me in providing a "breakfast" for mid-morning break every day.
The German kids bring typical German breakfast foods--bread or "Broetchen" (rolls) are the centerpiece, with butter (kid won't eat it) or some kind of dressing (ditto) on it, and cheese (that either--sigh) or meat on it. I'm a vegetarian but have started getting a couple of slices of "salami" (lunch meat)to put on his bread but the butchers all say I shouldn't keep it more than a day or two. The Broetchen also have to be purchased that often or they go stale. So it's a drag; constant shopping, and the kiddo needs to eat.
I often send fruit and he usually eats it, but I'd like to send other things too--he's a hungry little guy.
Sending plain bread worries his teacher that he's starving (yes, he is smarter than a dog, but he might just nibble, and then be hungry before lunch).
At home for breakfast, he likes scrambled eggs, toast with cinnamon sugar, pancakes, oatmeal with molasses. He does not like yogurt (We've never had it tested, but he may be lactose intolerant).
I mentioned spanikopita as an option and he was enthusiastic, but I'm not making it every day.
I don't know if they have poptart type things here, but I'd rather stay at a more whole foods end of things any way.

SO, I'm looking for suggestions for healthy, easy to pack brunch food that is tasty for a 1st-grader.
Any advice?

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