If you are going to spend time and energy creating healthy lunch boxes for your kids, you want them to come home empty! Here are our five Munch lunchbox ideas and top tips that will get your kids gobbling down their lunches and make their lunch boxes the envy of the class.
Munch lunchbox ideas and top tips
Here are what we consider to be the five best lunchbox ideas from Munch.
Variety is the spice of life
We all like a bit of variety in what we eat, so try and mix up the foods you give your kids over the week. Try out different breads (bagels, wraps, pita bread) to make a change from their usual sandwich. For a complete change from bread based lunches you could swap them for fritters, muffins, sushi, pasties, mini home-made pizzas, rice paper rolls, mini quiches, frittatas or pasta salads. I find making things specifically to stock up the freezer helps me offer a variety of things in our lunch boxes. Muffins, loaves, croissants and bread rolls all freeze well.
Make it easy to get at
Not only is glad wrap really bad for the environment, little fingers find it really hard to unwrap. Most schools only have a maximum of 15 – 20 minutes of enforced eating time at school before the play bell goes and they rush off to an activity or race around. You want to maximise their eating time so opt for reusable containers or lunch boxes with compartments, that keep the food fresh but readily accessible. Add a munch lunchbox cooler too or freeze a water bottle to keep their food as fresh as possible.
Get your kids involved
Mornings are a hectic time in most families with everyone busy getting ready for the day ahead but it is definitely worth the time to get a family