Lunchbox idea: Cubed meat and cheese

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Marita March 23, 2011 - 9:09 AM

I’ve been buying 3 loaves of bread and making each loaf up into sandwiches – one vegemite, one honey and one cheesymite. Then putting sandwiches back in the bread bag separated by layer of alfoil (which can be recycled after use). Pop bread bag full of sandwiches in freezer, ta-da lunches for the week.

Thanks to a suggestion from Kate at Picklebums I also got some of those little dinner rolls and made ham & cheese rolls and have frozen a bag with 20 of those too.

Morning lunch rush is so much easier.

Miranda November 9, 2011 - 11:49 AM

Love this idea! I am going to start implementing this straight away. Thank you.

Katrina November 11, 2011 - 9:13 PM

Glad you like it!

Danielle Holland February 28, 2012 - 2:50 PM

For those commenting about the cut apples, they don’t go brown if you put them in salty water for a little minute after you’ve cut them. Then I put them in a zip loc back and squeeze all the air out. We have a slinky machine at our canteen too – we sell more apples than I would ever have imagined!

Stephanie July 6, 2021 - 9:39 AM

You can just soak them in cold water without the salt also, then pat dry. I do this every time and eat them myself, so I know they are good.

Kathryn November 9, 2011 - 11:57 AM

Yes I’ve started to do up these sandwiches by the loaf and putting them in the freezer for my 6 yr old. Gosh it makes mornings a little less stressful!

Katrina November 11, 2011 - 9:14 PM

That would help alot!

ck February 29, 2012 - 2:08 PM

my son only eats salami and cheese in a roll, can i freeze that? thanks

Marita March 23, 2011 - 9:10 AM

Ooops that should say lunches for the fortnight 🙂

Tracy Williams March 24, 2011 - 6:11 PM

ooh the apples don’t go brown? our school has a slinky machine and the kids take apples to tuckshop and the eat them all up freshly sliced. How do you keep them cold in those tupperware boxes?

Kylie Verma February 1, 2012 - 11:53 AM

i have one of these lunch boxes they are really good. they never leak and are a perfect size to fit everything your child needs for lunch 🙂

Wendy pearson February 14, 2012 - 6:50 AM

I’ve bought the exact lunchbox for my 11yo and the apples DID go brown in it. Any clues as to why???

Katrina February 15, 2012 - 8:51 PM

Ooh no. Were the apples eaten in the first break? I suggest to my kids to eat the apples before others when they are precut.

Rachel Adams February 28, 2012 - 2:37 PM

k cant wait for the panrty one as i need to do mine,only have a single door one with 3 sheleves.

sandra February 28, 2012 - 2:39 PM

My apples go brown in all and every type of tupperware container, even the one shown in pic…
even at first break…..

Jl_blanchfield February 28, 2012 - 2:51 PM

A bit of lemon juice on the apple stops the browing

Amelia February 28, 2012 - 5:30 PM

Won’t this give the apple a sour taste?

Katrina February 29, 2012 - 10:35 AM

My kids haven’t complained

Kirrily March 5, 2012 - 11:51 AM

Doesn’t seem to. You might also like to try different variety of apples. I think its Sundowner that don’t go brown as easily (but I can’t really remember). I know I have some varieties that are brown within 5 minutes and some that are fine if I cut them the night before. I should have paid more attention!

Mlhartland01 March 13, 2012 - 3:36 PM

If you wash the apple after you have cut it and dry it with paper towel (or tea towel if you prefer) the apple won’t go brown either.

Katrina March 13, 2012 - 8:21 PM

Ooh really this is a wonderful tip, will have to try it!

Bpwatkins73 March 17, 2012 - 5:14 PM

I just run water over the apple once cut and it will not go brown.

Amarylise February 28, 2012 - 2:48 PM

I’d love to see other ideas for lunchboxes – I have these lovely Tupperware ones but they don’t work for my kids – as they have two breaks, and we found that having the box open for the first break made the sandwich all yuck by the second break. I have to pack the sandwich up separately (I have a nifty nudie container for that) but I’d love other ideas for packing up all the other bits! i do love my nudie containers though…

brella February 28, 2012 - 9:29 PM

I wrap my sandwiches and wraps in greaseproof paper. Works a treat and better for the environment. I place this in the the segmented lunchboxes. Seems to work ok – no complaints from my daughter so far 🙂

Katrina February 29, 2012 - 9:47 AM

Great ideas Brella!

Phoebe February 28, 2012 - 6:19 PM

Apparently if you cut the apple with a ceramic knife they don’t go brown-could be a myth though

Vanessa February 29, 2012 - 9:26 AM

Quick tip for the cut age old dilemma of cut apple – lemon juice is a bit tart but any juice works in the same way, so try apple juice. I freeze the apple juice in ice cubes and just defrost one each morning to gently toss the apple in.


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