‘Toastie addict mum’ reveals the breakfast hack that make mornings easy

An Australian mum has revealed her hack for easy weekday breakfasts she can enjoy at home or at work if she’s running late.

The woman makes a whole loaf of toasties, wraps them in greaseproof baking paper and then pops them back in the bread bag.

She then puts the week’s worth of sandwiches back in the freezer, ready for each morning.

‘This works especially well when your workplace has a sandwich press,’ she said.

The mum makes a whole loaf of toasties, wraps them in greaseproof baking paper and then pops them back in the bread bag

The mum puts ham, cheese, red onion and chargrilled peppers on her toasties but says you can put whatever you like on them.

‘I use baking paper to wrap them, it means they are easy to grab,’ she said.

She also cooks the sandwich in the paper to avoid making a mess on the press.

She joked she’s addicted to toasted sandwiches in the post which quickly went viral.

‘You are a life saver, I did this and it is perfect for work,’ one woman said.

Others shared photos of their wrapped toastie loaves: ‘I did mine yesterday and had the first one today,’ one woman wrote.

‘I do this too, it makes for a great, quick, after school snack for the kids,’ one mum said.

Others shared photos of their wrapped toastie loaves: 'I did mine yesterday and had the first one today,' one woman wrote

Others shared photos of their wrapped toastie loaves: ‘I did mine yesterday and had the first one today,’ one woman wrote

The mum puts ham, cheese, red onion and chargrilled peppers on her toasties but says you can put whatever you like on them

The mum puts ham, cheese, red onion and chargrilled peppers on her toasties but says you can put whatever you like on them

Recently another mum shared a similar hack – where she spent just $21 on chicken and bread for a month’s worth of sandwiches.  

The mum posted a picture of her lunch on Facebook – explaining she had picked up three cold roast chickens for $15. She added two loaves of bread, which set her back $6, and then made sandwiches with the budget haul.

First the mum shredded the chicken, peeling the flesh from the bones and taking the stuffing and adding it to a separate bowl.

She then buttered 36 slices of bread, for 18 sandwiches, and added the shredded chicken and stuffing.

She packed the sandwiches into single zip lock bags – freezing them so they wouldn’t go off and would be easier to grab each morning.

An Australian mum has revealed how she prepped a month's worth of work lunches for just $21 - and it only took her 15 minutes

An Australian mum has revealed how she prepped a month’s worth of work lunches for just $21 – and it only took her 15 minutes

And people were impressed by her organisation.

‘This is so amazing, I wish I had a big freezer to do this,’ one mum said.

‘Tomorrow’s news, bread and chicken sold out in all major supermarkets,’ said another. 

Some said it could benefit their home lives. 

‘Interesting, my partner eats three or four sandwiches a day – I could do this for him,’ one woman said. 

The mum posted a picture of her lunch on Facebook - explaining she had picked up three cold roast chickens for just $15 and made use of them

The mum posted a picture of her lunch on Facebook – explaining she had picked up three cold roast chickens for just $15 and made use of them

Others were worried the sandwiches would go off or be soggy once defrosted – but she assured them it was fine.

‘I mean if it works for you sounds good. Would the bread and chicken get soggy? Or taste stale,’ one woman asked.

‘You’d think so but I find that frozen bread thaws out like fresh bread as long as it’s sealed properly,’ another replied.

‘If you microwave it it won’t but all she’d need to do is put a sandwich in the fridge the night before and then take it to work the next day and it’ll be like fresh bread by lunchtime.’

Others praised her for educating people on bulk meal prepping.

‘Great going. Also wonderful some people did not know you can freeze and you taught them,’ one woman said.

Some people were worried they would get sick of the same flavour sandwich each day.

‘I usually make a few different ones then I don’t know what I have until lunchtime and it is a nice surprise,’ one woman said.

‘Yuck, I need variety and would feel like I was turning into a chook,’ said another.

Fun sandwich recipes

Crab and cucumber sandwiches

  • 2tbsp butter
  • 6 slices thin-cut wholemeal sliced bread
  • 100g (3½oz) tinned or vacuum-packed crab meat
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ of a cucumber, thinly sliced

Egg and chive sandwiches

  • 2tbsp butter
  • 6 slices thin-cut white sliced bread
  • 2 hardboiled eggs, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2tbsp mayonnaise
  • A few snipped chives or some chopped parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the crab sandwiches, butter all the slices of bread on one side. Mix the crab meat with the mayonnaise and season to taste. 

Spread the mixture over 3 slices of bread, add a layer of cucumber slices, and top with the other 3 slices of bread.

For the egg sandwiches, butter all the slices of bread on one side. Mix the chopped eggs with the mayonnaise, chives or parsley and seasoning. Divide between 3 slices of bread and top with the other slices.

Stack the crab and egg sandwiches in 2 piles. Using a sharp serrated knife, cut the crusts off and then cut the sandwiches into 4 finger-sized lengths. They can be made a day in advance, wrapped in clingfilm and stored in the fridge.

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