Lunch Box Ideas

Friday February 7th 2014
Tina

If you follow us on Pinterest you might have seen us pinning some School Lunch Box Ideas.

Today we are sharing a few more of our ‘non sandwich’ lunchbox ideas along with a few recipes. We would also LOVE to hear from you and find out what your kids like to see in their lunch boxes!

Lemon & Chia Seed Cookies

We made these lemon & chia seed cookies earlier in the weekend and they were a big hit with my children AND my husband too! Chia seeds are high in antioxidants, iron, calcium, vitamin c, potassium and have a whole range of other health benefits. This recipe is also virtually sugar free except for the tablespoon of honey.

Ingredients:

1 ¾ cup flour

½ cup butter (at room temperature)

1 egg

½ teaspoon of baking powder

½ cup coconut sugar (you could use regular sugar if you wanted)

1 tablespoon honey

Juice + zest from 1 lemon

Two tablespoons of chia seeds

Method:

Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees

Beat the coconut sugar and butter until combined. Beat in the lemon zest + juice, honey and egg. Combine baking powder and flour and beat into the rest of the mixture until just combined. Knead dough on a floured surface, adding the chia seeds as you go. We used star cookie cutters to cut them out but we love these alphabet cookie stampers too.

Bake for 8-10 minutes and you are done!

 

Sinchies Snacks

Designed on the Sunshine Coast, Sinchies reusable food pouches are BPA, Phthalate and PVC free. Sinchies are designed with a spout to allow little ones to suck out the contents while older children can squeeze the contents out.

We loved Sinchies because they are available in four different sizes (80ml, 140ml, 200ml and 1L) and are perfect for lunchbox snacks such as: Yoghurt, Custard or Fruit Purees, Salad dressings or dipping sauces or even for sunscreen to keep in their school back pack!

Other ‘Non Sandwich’ Lunchbox Ideas

Homemade Strawberry ‘Rollups’ (pictured above)

Fruit Skewers

Veggie sticks with hommus, pesto or mashed avocado

Soft boiled eggs

Cheesy Vegemite Scrolls

Fried rice

Chia Seed Muesli Bars

Spinach, Pumpkin & Feta ‘Sausage’ Rolls

Sushi

Rice Paper Rolls

Kale Chips (my kids LOVE these!)

Do you have a favourite baked treat for lunchboxes? Share the recipe right here on our blog! Just email Melinda@littlebooteek.com.au 

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