School lunch box ideas

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Now that I am the mum of a school boy, I have the added extra of making lunch and packing the lunch box including snacks for the next day.

This week my son has asked for the same thing every day – vegemite sandwich, apple and carrot. Yesterday I put in some Jatz biscuits and some tiny teddies but the teddies came home with him.

I have been searching for snack and lunch ideas to put in his lunch box.

I thought I would share what I have found on the blog, as I know that it will help other mums too.


Natural New Age Mum shares 30 Super Healthy Lunch Box Snack Ideas

Sonia of Natural New Age Mum says “If I could encourage parents to do one thing, it would be to take a little time to make some real food snacks for their children’s lunch boxes. Less packet food and more whole food makes a huge difference to kid’s health”.

There are some things on this list that I know my son won’t eat but there are a lot of other ideas that I can try out.

The road to loving my Thermo Mixer has a great scroll recipe on their blog.

Vegemite scrolls are definitely on my list to make at some stage for my little man to take either for recess or lunch. He loves them from Baker’s delight so I am going to make some to pack in his lunch box.

The great thing about this post from the road to loving my Thermo Mixer is that you can choose your own filling, whether it be vegemite and cheese or ham and cheese or anything you like.

Mums Grapevine has six yummy slice recipes’ to share that are perfect for packing in the school lunch box.

“We all want our kids to eat healthily, but sometimes there isn’t time to make nutritious snacks amidst the morning school madness. To avoid buying pre-packed options on the way to school, we’ve put together some of our favourite easy recipes for you to make on Sunday and grab throughout the week. Here’s our top school lunchbox slices” Mums Grapevine.

I think the honey popcorn slice would be a hit in our household.

The mini pizzas and wraps were a great suggestion from Annabel Karmel in her lunch box recipes. I will definitely be adding these to my list. Again with this list there are some that my son won’t eat but others I can try.

Move Nourish Believe shares three healthy lunch recipes. They hear our frustrations, and have you covered with lunch in the bag! They share 3 healthy, easyquick and cheap school lunchbox recipes that everyone will love.

In their post they say “It’s evident more than ever now that busy kids need a healthy lunch to boost their energy and help them concentrate throughout the day. If we could encourage readers to do one thing, it would be to take a little time to prepare real food snacks for your kiddies lunch boxes. Sure, packet food is easy to prepare with a busy schedule and a family to organise, but more whole foods in the lunch box yields incredible nourishing results”.

What are your go to lunch box snacks? I need some inspiration.

I would love for you to share in the comments below.

Image credit: Clockwise from top left – Annabel KarmelAnnabel Karmel, Move Nourish Believe, Mums Grapevine

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