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Healthy, fast and yummy

With many Australian households with two working parents, their children in before and after school care, and grandparents babysitting on the (not so) odd occassion, finding time to prepare healthy meals for the school lunchbox can be tough. We've compiled a list of fast, simple and yummy lunchbox ideas that your kids will love.

Healthy eating isn't impossible

There are bound to be weeks where as a parent, it would be much easier to throw a packet of chips,a packet of biscuits, an apple and a vegemite sandwich into the kid's lunchbox. But you may be surprised at just how much your kids will enjoy eating these yummy lunchbox snacks that you won't need to slave over.

(Note that none of these recipes have nuts as most schools have allergy policies preventing students from bringing foods to school that have allergens) 

Bacon, spinich and tomato fritata

Cheesy vegetable slice

Chewy ANZAC Biscuits

Chilli chicken sausage rolls (chilli optional)

Ham and vegetable slice

Honey ginger buttons

Honey museli balls

Lunchbox pikelets

Pirate museli bars (switch out the celtic sea salt for any salt you prefer)

Vegetable pikelets

Essential points:

  1. A little preparation goes a long way. Cook and freeze what you can to make your week easier. 
  2. A little variety can keep your kids interested in food; switch in a new snack every now and then
  3. Lemon juice drizzled over cut up fruit stops it from browning
  4. Make a little extra and take it to work for morning and afternoon tea!

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