All kids are different and what some kids love inside their lunchbox, other kids wont. I have collated a list of favourite foods for you to have a look at, because for me, I like to mix things up and try some different ideas!
Goodie Goodie Lunchbox and The Healthy Mummy both have some amazing recipes that I love to follow!! Their websites are www.goodiegoodielunchbox.com.au and www.healthymummy.com
Also Taste.com.au is another go to website for me.
- Banana bread
- Cold Meats
- Cheese and Crackers
- Vege sticks
- Sausage Rolls
- Chicken Skewers
- Carrot Cake
- Home made Biscuits
- Home made Museli Bars
- Yoghurt drops/balls
- Apricot Bites
Now, sandwiches can be quite boring.... but here are some ways to make it more interesting.
- Use sandwich cutters to create fun shapes
- Roll out the bread, place topping on and roll it up to make sandwich sushi.
- Cut bread into small squares and make deconstructed sandwich using LunchPunch Stix.
- Wraps and rolls are also another idea.
Personally, I only ever make Pizza or Vegemite and cheese scrolls as I know that is what my children will eat. Here is a basic recipe that i use.
- Puff pastry sheets
- Toppings (Vegemite and cheese or pizza sauce, ham and cheese)
- 1 Egg (whisked)
Turn oven on to 180° to pre heat. Thaw out a sheet of puff pastry. Place toppings on top and leave 2cm gap at one end. Roll up sheet with toppings towards the end with the gap (this is to make sure none of the topping falls out and to seal it). Brush the egg over the pastry, then cut into the sizes you want. Place scrolls on to a baking tray and place in oven for 20 mins or until golden on the outside.
Sushi is actually very easy to make using the small or large sushi roll maker! You can place any filling inside that you like, and as long as you have a cooler bag or your child's classroom has a fridge, they will keep all day. If you have Instagram, head over to my highlights on how to make!
From apricot balls, to milo bliss balls, there are so many different combinations to make!
Milo Bliss balls
- Marie biscuits
- Desiccated Coconut
- Sweet condensed milk
Place biscuits into a food processor to crush (or place biscuits into a sealed bag and smash). Place milo, desiccated coconut, crushed biscuits and condensed milk into a bowl and mix. Roll mixture into balls. (you can also cover with more coconut if you like).
Here is a link to a blog we did a few years ago now. It is great to see that our little ones still have the same ideas of what they like inside lunchboxes!!