SCHOOL LUNCH BOXES
School is here and that means it’s time to start packing lunch boxes! If you’re looking for some inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. In this section, you’ll find a variety of recipes and products to help you prepare the best lunch boxes for your children.
From healthy snacks to delicious main courses, we’ve got you covered. So get started and make sure your kids have something to look forward to at lunchtime!
Lunchbox Recipes your Kids will Love
Source: Better Health Healthier Families www.nhs.uk
Crisps & Sticks
Rolls & Brownies
Breads & Wraps
Seeds & Nuts
Condensed Milk & Ladyfingers
Planning your Lunchboxes is an important part of being a good cook and prep parent. Keep these foods in the fridge, prepared for when you prepare their lunchbox that morning!
Here are some foods that you can store, prepared, in the fridge:
Apples, sliced and soaked in salted water for 5 mins. Drain and rinse the apple slices and store in an airtight container covered with a moist paper towel. Store for 2-3 days.
Carrot sticks, store in water (changing the water daily) or in wet paper towel or kitchen towel. Store around 5 days.
Celery sticks, store wrapped tightly in aluminium foil. Stores for 1-2 weeks.
Cheese, diced or sliced. Stack together and wrap in clingfilm and then zip-lock bag. It is important no air gets to the cheese or it will harden. As per use by dates.
Corn Cobs, cooked, drained and stored in an airtight container. Store for 3-4 days.
Cucumbers, cut into sticks or sliced covered in water or a soaked paper towel can be stored in an airtight container for up to one week.
Hard Boiled Eggs. Store unpeeled in a container for up to 5 days (eggs must be cooked and eaten within use by dates).
Pasta, plain and cooked stored in airtight containers lasts for around 3 days. Cover with a damp paper towel to stop the pasta from getting hard. You can rinse under cold water to freshen up before popping in the lunchbox.