(Cute Flower Lunchbox by Lisa Storms)
Today, I was wondering if you could help me?
Ava will be starting school in three months (less than a term away now!) and to be quite honest, the idea of packing her a nutritious school lunch that she will also enjoy has me a little frazzled.
Does that seem odd? I know I’ve been packing her lunchbox for kindy for almost two years, so I should be pretty good at it now. However, most days most of it comes home untouched. Now that she’s about to start ‘Big School’ I feel duty-bound to deliver… and I am feeling the pressure.
Ava’s school does three meals – brain food (don’t ask!), morning tea and lunchtime. Now, all you experienced Mamas out there, tell me…
- Do I use two separate lunchboxes for morning tea and lunch as we do for kindy?
- What are your children’s all-time favourite lunchbox fillers?
- What sort of components do you include in the lunchbox… sandwich, fruit, vegetable, piece of protein, baked item – is there a rule or ratio that I’m meant to use?
- Am I just making this all too difficult?
OK… I realise I probably sound slightly neurotic. That’s ok. I am slightly neurotic. But I would love for you to share your beloved lunchbox formulas and recipes and any other helpful tips!
I’ve just started a pinterest board called ‘Lunchbox ideas‘ (original, I know!) and I was thinking I would open it up as a shared board for anyone who might like to add pins. If you’re interested, put your pinterest username in the comments below and I’ll send you an invite (or you can email me)… and fingers crossed we’ll all soon have lunchbox planning mastered!!