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This mum needs your help! Making up her kids school lunchbox is taking too long every morning and she’s after a few tips or ideas┬áto make the task quicker and easier! Do you have any advice for this mum?


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  • Add croissants and Kids always it that.


  • I agree it does take time to make the lunchboxes. One of my kids has severe kleptomania which has caused us to lock all cupboards fridge and freezer, so it’s really me who has to do the 5 lunchboxes. When I make the time I don’t mind though. I try to vary and make a different lunch every day, which makes it actually more fun.


  • I love making my kids either vegemite and cheese scrolls or pizza scrolls in the air fryer. They absolutely love them, they are super easy to make and very cheap. Also, I often will make a variety of mini sausage rolls – chicken and hidden veggies, and beef mince with some garlic and cheese are the favourites. If my husband is around he will often also devour them before the kids get to them.
    Another go to option is mini quiches. so easy, versatile and cheap to make.


  • Get your kids to make their own … you will be amazed at how good they are at assembling their own lunches and astounded at how much more free time you have and you set them up for life with real life skills!!!


  • Sometimes I cook zucchini slices or muffins and I fill the freezer. That way it’s easy to just take out one the night before, add some cherry tomatoes and it’s done.


  • Prep in the afternoon. Always will save some time


  • oat slices that you can also put in some grated carrot or sweeter kind of veg, and chia or seeds to increase the nutritional level of them and keep kids feeling fuller for longer.


  • My kids love carrot and celery sticks with Hommus and also they’re big on Wraps to change things up from Sandwiches


  • Museli bars are great, and so is crackers and cheese, mixed fruit and nuts (if you’re allowed nuts), mini muffins (savory and sweet).


  • I think is variation is important and I also like the lunchbox food to be a bit healthy. I just try put add something from every food group; fruit, veggie, grain, protein and diary (or diary substitute)


  • I premake some things so that everything is easier in the morning. All I have to do in the morning is usually the sandwhich – if the sandwhich is more than just a spread, I prep that too. Like ham and cheese, i’ll cut it the night before. Twiggy sticks are packaged for the week. Fruit that can be packaged is packaged (like berries, cut up oranges or kiwi).


  • My best advice is to make them the evening before. I never have time for them in the morning!


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