24 Jan Back to School – Lunch box snacks
It’s back to school time and now the kids have settled into the first few weeks of school, it’s time to start thinking of what to put in their lunchboxes. When packing your childs lunchbox it is important to consider foods that will get them through their day of learning. A healthy, nutritional lunch box helps children to stay alert in class, be energetic all day, maintain a healthy weight and fight illness. Here’s our recommendations:
Top recipes for snacks, sweets fruits and smoothies!
Let’s kick off with “Snacks”
1 – Carrot Stars
Why not show your hard working ‘schoolie’ you think they are a STAR! Amy from Healthy Little Foodies is onto a winner with these Carrot Stars.
2 – Healthy Sweet Potato & Tuna Croquettes
Fat Mum Slim has an amazing recipe which would be perfect for freezing! Sweet Potato and Tuna are a great combo!
Now lets kick off “Savoury”
3 – Easy Egg Muffins
All kids love egg based meals, so why not compact a meal they love into a muffin? You’ll have empty lunchboxes home with this recipe!
4 – Mini Lasanga Cups
Here’s a way to get iron (and some hidden vege’s) in your child’s little tummies
5- Easy Soft Pretzels (Gluten Free)
If you have a Gluten Free child, it’s hard to give them something filling for lunch. You’ve tried the breads, but, uhh… You’ve tried toasting the bread, uhh….
Let’s tackle the “Sweet”, but a healthy sweet…
6- Apple Chips
OK, so a warning.,.. You might want to cook these when the kids aren’t home, and you will want to hide your stash ASAP! So they NEVER find them!
7- Strawberry Rollups
Now this is a recipe that I’ll be trying soon!
Head to The Organized Housewife and make sure you strain your strawberry seeds.
8- Weetbix Slice
Oh, your kids will be loving this chocolate slice in their lunchboxes or as an after school treat!
Frozen Smoothies in your kid’s lunchbox
Smoothies are the perfect alternative to fill up your children’s tummies for lunch. It will keep tummies full for longer, a healthier alternative and it will keep their lunchboxes cold on warmer days.
1 – Basic Smoothie Recipe – So Easy
I love this recipe because it is soooo simple to remember and you generally always have the ingredients on hand to whiz it up in no time! You can get the recipe here.
What dessert? You ask… Mousse? Pudding? No it’s Chocolate Coconut Panna Cotta!
Panna cotta means ‘cooked cream’ in Italian, and is a mix of milk, cream and sugar. Our version is made without your typical ‘cream’ and is dairy free!
My girls love this homemade Chocolate Yogo! It’s the yummiest special treat your kids will love in their lunchbox or as a fresh afterschool treat!
We hope you can try some of these great ideas for your children’s lunchboxes. Come over to our Facebook page and show us your great lunchboxes.