If only we could prepare the perfect, nutritious lunchbox with the wave of a magic wand. How much easier would it make getting the kids dressed, out the door and at the school gates on time if your lunchbox routine was sorted and you weren’t peering in the pantry and fridge frantically trying to assemble something both nutritionally varied and appealing to eat? These tips and tricks might help to simplify your morning routine.
Look LocalFresh fruit and veggie sticks are a nutritious and convenient lunchbox addition that kids love. Choosing varieties that are in season and grown locally will always pack a nutritious punch. They’re cheaper, too, compared with imported varieties and many processed snacks.Make the Most of LeftoversTransforming last night’s dinner into a school-day lunch adds variety and nutrition to the lunchbox routine if sandwiches are your usual go-to. Meatballs, quiche, frittata, homemade veggie pizzas, chicken skewers, noodles and soup are often a hit with the kids and take no time to pack even during the most chaotic of mornings. (Or get really organised, and place extra portions into lunchboxes while you’re serving up dinner.)Fill your Freezer with Homemade GoodiesMost kids love having something sweet in their lunchbox. By making your own lunchbox-friendly treats – think mini muffins, pikelets and muesli bars – and freezing them in individual portions, you’ll not only have yummy and satisfying lunchbox snacks, but you can also control portion sizes, choose nutritious ingredients and avoid too many preservatives.
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