This was an illogical and crippling anxiety I had, I mean, they need to be nut free, healthy, yummy to a 5 year old and able to be kept in a lunch box on a 40+ degree day! But I’m an old pro now, and so I am offering an Australian version of the Bento box school lunch box.
I was struggling with all the American versions, many are great, but even the best ones can have so much packaged food – that I didn’t recognise.
We had a few practise runs, usually for long car rides:
and happily, Lexi was given this for her birthday:
and then school started…
I had to learn what she would eat and what she would not in the school environment. Luckily green wraps and hummus was a winner:
The Apricot and chia bars recipe can be found here: http://cupcakesandkalechips.com/apricot-chia-energy-bars/Apricot and chia Unfortunately the Energy bar and fava beans were not a hit, and suddenly she did not eat tomatoes!!
She even went of blue and black berries, I think they were nearing the end of their season.
My sister shared this paleo marshmallow recipe to replace the store bought ones. http://www.laurafuentes.com/homemade-marshmallow-no-corn-syrup-recipe/ I think we just about have the hang of this, there’s possibly too much dairy for my liking, but this kid would live off it if she could. Occasionally I manage some vege’s, but I’ve not yet had success with any other filling on the wraps/sandwiches’ then hummus, which I’m fine with.
If anyone has any tip or hacks, please leave a comment! Thanks for visiting.