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Five Lunch Box Ideas

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Five Lunch Box Ideas

How are mornings at your house at the moment? I feel like I’m doing a slow motion, excruciating run to the finish line {i.e. the end of the year}. I’m running out of lunch box inspiration, and the kids are getting fussier. *groan*

Lacey is a great little eater, and loves most things I give her, and she’ll always try everything at least once… and Lulu, well she takes a whole lot more convincing. The good thing is, she’ll always tend to try things more when she’s at school, rather than at home, so if I’m wanting her to try new things, in the lunch box they go.

So, I imagine if I’m feeling this way about school lunches, I’m probably not alone. I spent some time scouring the supermarket looking for ideas for lunch boxes, to get me {and you} to the end of the school year. There have been some new additions to the shelves, and if you’re a creature of habit who always buys the same things, then you might like to be inspired here. PLUS I’ve got a little recipe idea that I think you’ll love too. So, read on.

Five Lunch Box Ideas

This is like my perfect lunch box, and I’d happily devour this for lunch. I love popcorn and this one is delish {and only works out at 30c per packet}. The sausage rolls are inspired by a recipe that my mate Leonie throws together. It uses Mountain Bread instead of pastry. Just mix 500g of chicken mince with an egg, some herbs, grated carrot, grated zucchini, garlic powder and onion powder. Place onto Mountain Bread and roll. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Cook at 180ÂșC for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.

Five Lunch Box Ideas

You’ll get lots of hugs and quiches for this lunch box idea! Ha. See what I did there? Quiche is perfect to eat cold, so just pack this lunchbox with an ice pack. The fruit salad is a yummy, sweet addition. If your child is younger, you can even try this little puree pouches.

Five Lunch Box Ideas

Sometimes you have to deconstruct a lunch to get it eaten, like these little circular sandwiches with a side of cheese. You can even make a little dip to go with the rice crackers {only 30c per pack}, my kids love avocado with a little cream cheese mixed in.

Five Lunch Box Ideas

Another lunch box that I would love to open at lunch time myself. I love yoghurt, and these muesli bars are delish. With Lulu I deconstruct the sandwich, and often pack a little container of ham and then just a butter sandwich, as she eats it better that way. Who knows why!

Five Lunch Box Ideas

I am obsessed with this zucchini slice. I know I can make my own, and I often do, but this one is sooooo good. It’s perfect to cut up and pop into lunch boxes. These quinoa puffs are equal parts hipster and yum.

Our school is a zero waste school, so I don’t send the packets. I open them at home, pop the contents into a container and then recycle at the soft plastics station at my local Woolies, where they turn them into furniture and good things.

Here are a few other ideas too…

Five Lunch Box Ideas

What do your kids love in their lunch boxes? Feel free to throw some ideas my way! I’d sure appreciate it.

@Fatmumslim