Not looking forward to making roughly 195 school lunches – give or take – this year?
Whether you have fussy eaters or ones that eat everything under the sun, it is important to ensure your children get a healthy balanced diet to help support their growing bodies and strong bones.
We’ve taken the hard work out of lunch box ideas, with some delicious ideas that are both creative and healthy and are sure to impress your kids!
Chop up any leftover cucumber, carrot and celery. You can be as creative as you want with this. It’s totally up to you. If your little one prefers capsicum or even snow peas, then chop away. This is a sneaky way to tick off your recommended servings of fruit and veggies for the day. Pop in a re-usable container full of hummus and they are good to go!
Not only are skewers fun to make with your little ones, but they can also be prepped ahead of time and they last for a few days. Grab some of your child’s favourite, or not-so-favourite fruit options and pop them onto a skewer. A rainbow of fruits will catch for your child’s eye. Think – bananas, grapes, blueberries or strawberries. Head to your local fruit or supermarket to see what fruit is in season.
A delicious pasta salad can also be made ahead of time. It will last you a few days, which will help avoid school morning chaos. Boil water and add your preferred pasta. While that’s heating, chop up anything from tomatoes, red onion and cucumber to olives (if they like them) and capsicum. Check what is in your fridge and go wild! Throw your chopped ingredients in a bowl with some extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper, and your cooked pasta. If you’re feeling fancy, or have fetta in your fridge, sprinkle over the combined ingredients before adding to containers.
Another family favourite that can be made ahead of time and stored in your fridge for up to five days. The best part, you can hide more than just zucchini in this one. We have created this healthy recipe for you to save.
Just as their name suggests, these little treats taste as good as they look! Easily prepared ahead of time, they keep in the fridge for days. We all love saving time during the morning rush and you’ll go back to this one again and again. We have linked the recipe from Life Ed’s Healthy Eats program.
A nifty way to hide and include loads of vegetables into your child’s diet, enter … the humble vegetable fritter. These not only look delicious, they taste delicious. They are super easy and quick to make. Make them the night before or in the morning. Check out the recipe here.
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