We asked Mykidstime Parents to share their best ideas for lunch food. Here’s 10 great Lunch Box Suggestions they sent in:
#1. Use Mayonnaise
When making salad sandwiches for lunch use mayonaise instead of butter as it will stop the bread going soggy
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, 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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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.
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#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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