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School is back and parents tend to struggle with their kids choices for what to take in lunch boxes, and sometimes under pressure they option to just give the kids some money to buy what they want to eat at break time. This often leads to kids choosing junk food to munch on during school hours which would eventually make them unfocused and hyper or extremely sleepy and lethargic.
Out of my own experience I always hated homemade sandwiches that get soggy during the school hours leading up to the break, yet would eat a couple of dreaded bites anyway. I wondered how can we have a brilliant lunchbox special for kids, that is healthy, nutritious and looks great?!
Here are a few suggestions:
>Frozen Fruit Cup
Fruits are of a high variety still even though it’s end of the summer so how about a frozen cup of fruits that would keep the rest of the items at a cool temperature:
– 500 Grams Strawberry
– 300 Ml Pineapple/Orange/Mixed Berry Juice
– 2 Cans Of Chopped Pineapple (I prefer fresh)
– 6 Bananas (Not too ripe)
– 1/3 cup Lemon Juice
– 500 Grams Colored Grapes
Combine all ingredients in one bowl and start freezing 1 cup sized containers. Served at a slushy consistency. Your kids would find this a very refreshing treat that would quench thirst on a hot day and be loaded with vitamins.
> Cheesy pockets of fun (You can also make pizza filling)
You can use either ready dough from the bakery or make this simple dough:
-3 cups flour
-4 Tablespoons dry milk
-3 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
-1 teaspoon salt
-2 Tablespoons yeast
-1 cup warm water
For the filling you can use any cold cuts you like ( turkey, roast beef, roast chicken…) and some cheddar cheese or mozzarella. Divide dough into 10-14 balls. Roll each ball into a square shape, put turkey and cheese on half of the square then fold dough over and pinch sides to seal tightly to get a nice triangle or rectangle whichever you like. You can freeze these up to two months and it’s easy to just take one out and put it in the kids lunch box to enjoy.
Stay tuned for more ideas to come.
Loving Wishes To All,
PS: The photos are not mine, I shall replace them with mine soon as they are ready.