How quickly have the school holidays flown by?
I can’t believe Ava will be starting full time school next week – a whole new world!
I’ve been thinking of interesting ideas for lunch boxes, especially now I’ll be making one every day instead of a couple of times a week.
I find it easier if I have items like boiled eggs and pasta prepped and ready to go in the fridge.
I really love Yum Boxes, they are easy for kids to open and use.
Ava has the Panino which has a compartment for a full sized sandwich and Chloe has the original Yum Box.
When I’m doing my grocery shop, I’ll think about what will look and taste yummy for my girls lunch boxes. I try to include something sweet, savoury, crunchy and soft. I also include a variety of colours – if a lunch box looks fun, there’s a better chance it will come home empty!
I’ll also pop some protein in – boiled eggs are my favourite as they are SO healthy, and my girls love them. Yoghurt, cheese, chicken, ham, hummus and even endamame are all great sources of protein.
Food I have on high rotation for my girls lunch boxes include:
- Sandwiches (I use Abbotts Village Rye Bread)
- Wholemeal wraps and rolls
- Cheese and crackers
- Carrot / celery sticks and dip
- Cucumber slices
- Snow Peas
- Boiled eggs
- Kiwi Fruit
- Mini Sushi (I get mine from Woolworths)
- Pasta with peas
- Frugo’s or Greek Yoghurt covered cranberries / sultanas
- Tiny Teddies
- Cherry tomatoes
I’d love to hear your ideas for creating healthy, colourful and fun lunch boxes for your little loves.
If you’d like a few tools of the lunch making trade, Little Bento World‘s shop is open Tuesdays and Friday 10am – 2pm and Saturdays 9am – 12pm. They are at Unit 1, 35 Sustainable Avenue, Bibra Lake.
And you can always shop online 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.
Good luck for the start of an exciting new school year – big kisses for all the new kindy mums and dads.
It’s an emotional day… not just for the kids!
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What are your kids lunch box favourites?
What are your top tips for creating healthy and yummy lunch boxes?0