Lunch boxes filled with soggy sandwiches, nondescript snacks and lacklustre fillings may have been acceptable when we were kids, but this new generation of youngsters have much more discerning tastes.
By Pepper Passport
Children trying to trade their school lunch every day? Lunchbox coming back closer to full than empty? Think of it as a sign you need to step up your sandwich making game…
We went to the masters, and asked the team behind the very cool ‘Munchbox Mini’ for a few fun, yet easy ideas. And when you combine the simple ones they supplied, with a little pre planning, you’ll find packing fun, nutritious and delicious lunch boxes, in less than ten minutes is highly possible.
End result? You’ll be left with time for another cup of tea before the morning run, and come after school pick up, you’ll find the left overs are now next to non existent.
A great way to use up those leftovers that are cluttering up the fridge. Get a recipe.
Essentially just a sandwich in disguise, but shhhh, don’t tell the kids! Try this recipe.
Make your own, or cheat and buy some from your local sushi joint – extra points if you can buy/make it with brown rice.
This sandwich meets sushi hybrid requires minimal effort on your part, but I guarantee the kids will be impressed. Try this recipe.
Wholemeal English muffins make the perfect lunchbox sized pizza. Get a recipe.
This is filling and travels well in a lunchbox. Make sure you have some protein and vegetables in there. Try this recipe.
Perfect when you’ve cooked a roast for dinner and have leftovers. Tastes great cold! Try this recipe.
TURKEY ROLL UPS
This uses sliced turkey breast in place of flat bread for a carb-free wrap. Try this recipe.
BANANA ZUCCHINI LOAF
Sneak some grated zucchini into your favourite banana bread recipe for an extra dose of vegetables – they’ll never even know it’s healthy! Get a recipe.
SOBA NOODLE SALAD
Buckwheat noodles with shredded vegetables, chicken and Japanese dressing – you might even want to steal this one for yourself. Get a recipe.
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