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#1 babybeli

Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:57 AM

This year I want to make sure the kids lunchbox are super healthy.  Kids Srebrenica a bit fussy when it cones to what they will eat and will moan about it no doubt but I want to make the changes and get it really healthy.  Kids are 8 and 10 years old.  What would you suggest they need morning tea and lunch.  They get afternoon tea at after school care which is sandwiches and fruit.

#2 librablonde

Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:45 PM

Zucchini slice (and you can make it and freeze it in advance:
http://www.glad.com.au/cooking--recipes/re...lice/index.html
Hummus and sliced carrot/capsicum/snow peas (or avocado dip, creamy capsicum, etc):
http://www.food.com/recipe/the-best-hummus-91710
Cubes of cheese
A wrap or pita instead of a sandwich
Fruit kebabs (chucks of fruit on a skewer)
Boiled egg
A yoghurt with less nasties in it (eg: Jalna or a plain greek yoghurt with a little jam stirred through to sweeten)


#3 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:55 PM

Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries in little containers, can also do little tubs of yoghurt to dip them  in.

Re-useable yoghurt squeezie pouches and freeze the yoghurt.

Nuts, seeds etc

All fruits, oranges, apples, bananas, grapes, nectarines, mandarins, peacherines, peaches, kiwifruit etc, etc

Salads, beetroot, lettuce, boiled egg, carrot sticks, celery sticks, cheese cubes, cucumber, cherry tomatoes.

Healthy muffins
http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/qui...recipes/?page=3

pizza scrolls, vegemite scrolls, cheese scrolls.

wholegrain sandwiches with chicken and salad, ham and salad, egg and lettuce, tuna and lettuce etc

sultanas, air popped popcorn, dried fruit - apricots/banana chips, apple chips etc

left overs from dinner, wraps etc

eta this is in a different language but the pics are good - try not to use glad wrap either
http://casamenteiras.com.br/2011/08/30/lancheira-saudavel/

this is from A Little Delightful blog - it's a free printable for planning lunchboxes
http://www.alittledelightful.com/2011/08/l...-printable.html


Edited by lifehacker, 24 January 2013 - 12:59 PM.


#4 Shirley Sue

Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/27456/corn...+chive+pikelets

I make these for dd- I add grated carrot and zucchini to the batter for and extra vegie hit. I sometimes add ham too.

Savoury, banana or carrot muffins are good too- they should also freeze quite well.

Muesli slice (you can replace nuts with seeds).

Crackers and individual sized portions of philly cheese.

Tuna and crackers.

Salad wraps.

Home made fruit smoothies (frozen in drink bottle). You can use rice or soy milk instead of dairy milk.

I would be wary of sending boiled egg/quiche and nuts to school....




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