10 Great Lunch Box Suggestions from Mykidstime Parents

We asked Mykidstime Parents to share their best ideas for lunch food. Here’s 10 great Lunch Box Suggestions they sent in:

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#1. Use Mayonnaise

When making salad sandwiches for lunch use mayonaise instead of butter as it will stop the bread going soggy

Tuna Pasta Salad#2. Try salad instead of sandwiches

I make a yummy tuna pasta salad for my kids lunches, you could add anything to it you like, my kids like olives, peppers, spring onions, pickles and tuna with an Italian dressing!

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#3. Lots of little things

I use small lunch boxes with 3 sections that I bought in Cleary’s department store, In one section I put in a sandwich, the next either carrot sticks, celery, cherry tomatoes or Cucumber and the next section fruit pieces or berries. The box is small and neat and stops foods mixing together.

#4. Try mackerel instead of tuna for a change

Mackerel fillets (in tomato sauce tinned variety) in sandwiches makes change from tuna/Mayo for kids who like them!

#5. Mix Berries

Buy a pack of strawberries and blueberries for €6, wash and chop them up, mix a few together and put in plastic container. It’s 2 of your 5 a day, and colourful for lunchboxes!

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pizza#6. Homemade Pizza

It’s the favourite dinner of the week and we always make sure to make it on a schoolnight, so there’s pizza for lunch too the next day. Delicious cold and easy to cut into lunchbox-friendly shapes.

You may find this handy – Free Kids Lunch Box Ideas Planner 

#7. Frozen Frubes

Freeze Frubes in the freezer and put in lunchbox in the morning. The frozen frubes are a novelty and they aren’t as messy as yogurts.

#8. Try Wraps instead of Sliced Bread

We do wraps filled with tuna & sweetcorn which is mixed together. Or mayo chicken (chopped and small amount of mayo to mix) for a change.

#8. Cheese Cubes or Triangles

Cheese can be added too in a tub with chopped mixed peppers & cherry tomatoes. Also cheese triangles with crackers are good.

#9. Rolled Ham & Cheese

Rolling ham and cheese slices together into long sausage shapes looks really appetizing and fun! Kids can even have the fun making them for their lunch!

#10. Try muffins for a change

I make Oatmeal, Granny Smith Apple and cinnamon muffins (with milled flax, sesame and sunflower seeds incorporated too).

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