If you’ve come here for school lunch ideas you’ve come to the right place but don’t expect anything fancy because we are definitely in camp SIMPLE on this particular topic!
We don’t want to spend any more time making lunches than necessary, and the truth is that kids don’t get all that much time to eat and nor do they want to spend all their playtime eating! So let’s not confuse them with intricate culinary delicacies.
Luckily, most school mama’s will tell you that once you find your child favourites, they’ll probably want those same items every day for months! And if it ain’t broke…
So with that in mind, here are the top tips for speedy, kid-friendly lunches:
- boiled eggs
- chicken schnitzel
Batch cook & freeze
Grab one from the freezer a morning – they will double as a cooler for the rest of the items!
Nut-Free Bliss Balls
- fried rice
- cheese cubes
- nut-free muesli bars
- corn crackers / rice cakes
- yoghurt (see here for great reusable pouches which save money and the environment)
- packet foods such as Messy Monkeys (you can recycle the soft plastics packets at Coles and Woolworths)
- ham and cheese
- chicken and mayo
WHOLE fruit and veg (no cutting required!)
- whole carrot
- whole cucumber
- whole bananas
- whole apples
- whole blueberries
- whole strawberries
- whole grapes
- whole cherry tomatoes
We hope this provided some inspiration. What are your kids fave lunches? Let us know!