Lunchbox preparation can get monotonous can’t it?
I am personally not a fan of making lunches but have come up with ways to make it easier without using too many processed packaged snacks.
For the week ahead I usually prepare all of the healthy lunchbox snacks of a Sunday afternoon. So that means, chopping veggies into sticks and refrigerating them into containers, making mini quiches and ensuring all of the lunchbox snacks are all on the same shelf in the refrigerator ready to go.
That way we just need to make a fresh sandwich on the day and off we go.
Below is my go to list I thought I would share with you.
- Boiled Egg
- Vegetable Sticks (carrot, celery, cucumber)
- Hommus or tztkiki to dip fresh vege sticks in.
- Corn (small cans available at Aldi are great)
- Popcorn (plain and unsweetened is best)
- Citrus Fruits (Sometimes peeling and segmenting helps them to get eaten quickly in a busy playground)
- Snow Peas
- Cheddar Cheese Sticks (Buy a block of Cheddar Cheese and pre cut into sticks for quick lunchbox preparation)
- Rice crackers
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Homemade LCM’s CLICK HERE for Renee’ our Health & Nutrition Editor’s recipe.
- Boiled pasta spirals (plain or with a little pesto stirred through)
- Sliced Ham
- Pineapple slices (fresh or tinned in juice)
- Melon (watermelon/rockmelon)
- Dried Fruit (Sultanas, Cranberries, Apricots)
- Banana, Apple, Pears (Try the Aldi #lilsnackerz packs they are perfect lunchbox size and always delicious)
- Healthy muffins (apple, banana, carrot, date)
- Mini quiche’s (homemade if possible!)
NB. We were gifted some packs of the Aldi #lilsnackerz to try. We had actually been buying them and loving them prior to this , as we are an Aldi shopping family and enjoy the quality at the cheaper price.