12 hours ago
Following on from my lunch post last week - this is what a typical lunchbox looks like for my kids. This is for a kindy day or a day out and about. We are all gluten and dairy free so I try and keep it simple and aim for a balance of fruit, vegetables, healthy fats and protein.
Some of the staples I like to have on hand to make lunches easier are:
🔹 Sunflower Seed Crackers - I make a big batch of these once a week that will last us for the week. These are my own recipe I’m perfecting but Pete Evans has an awesome recipe for these in his lunchbox cookbook.
🔹 Dips - either hummus, avocado dip or cashew cheese for my kids to dip their crackers or veggie sticks.
🔹Sweet snacks - I make these every couple of days. Gummies are my go to otherwise bliss balls or mini muffins.
🔹Savoury snacks - this is something I make every couple of days - either mini quiches/muffins, pikelets, wraps or meat balls.
🔹Leftover cooked rice - this is a source of resistant starch (great for feeding our gut bugs) and I use it to make sushi rolls, rice bowls with avo and kraut or I add it to my mini quiches
🔹 Fresh fruit - whatever is in season
🔹 Veggies - always some kind of raw veggie (these don’t always get eaten but I always try! It helps having something to dip them with or Jali likes ants on a log - celery with nut butter and sultanas).
🔹Sauerkraut - I add this to the kids wraps or sushi rolls or just on the side of their plates when at home.
🔹 Other useful things - leftovers of any sort - sausages, pasta, meat etc.
On home days they usually have bread either Diversity Dough or whatever we have in the freezer.
This was one of Jali’s kindy lunchboxes from last week it’s got crackers and avo, mini quiches with cleavers organic hot dogs, a salted caramel gummy, apple, orange, ants on a log and slow cooked beetroot.
This is a Planet Box and is 100% worth the investment. I’ve had it for 3 years already and it’s still going strong.
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