Does the thought of filling your child's school or kindy lunchbox give you a headache? If you're a busy parent it can be a challenge to find the time to create healthy, interesting lunches that your child will actually eat. Here are some helpful tips for making things easier and more efficient.
🍎 Plan your meals around your busy nights and less busy nights. Use a tool like PlanBuyCook’s iPhone and iPad app to help
🍎 Do one big shop so you have all the food you need for the week in the house
🍎 Make this nutritious, delicious bircher muesli breakfast the night before - better still get the kids to make their own!
🍎 Incorporate a few serves of vegetables into the lunchbox and keep them crunchy and fresh with a freezy pack. Things like cherry tomatoes, a stick of celery and cream cheese, cucumber or carrot slices go down well.
🍎 Bake some lunchbox fillers in bulk and freeze them. Muffins, muesli bars, pikelets and savoury scrolls work well
🍎 Cooking freezable meals and doubling the portions means you have extra meals for busy nights down the track
🍎 Marinate some meat when you get home from shopping rather than freezing it straight away. That way you have the makings of a delicious home-cooked meal ready and waiting.