Back to school blues are inevitable after any school break. As routine gets back on track, it’s important that the whole family is getting the brain food they need to keep focused and fuelled during the long weekdays. Pack a hearty warm lunch in our thermos Food Flasks that your little ones will love you for.
Breakfast may be important to start your day right, but brain power doesn't stop in the AM. From Brain Boosting snacks and lunchbox ideas, to delicious dinners, we have you covered with recipes to fuel your family’s concentration, focus and energy for the busy term.
Spinach packs a punch with its potassium levels, improving brain responses. Add some sautéed spinach to a morning breakfast of Omelette fingers, so the whole family (including weaning babies) can benefit from a brain boost.
Berries have anti-inflammatory powers that do wonders for the brain. For a brain boosting brekkie why not whip up some of our Berry and Banana Muffins perfect to make in batches and freeze in Double Child Portion Pots for the week. Send in Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries for a healthy snack to keep your kids alert during the school day, or try a Berry Smoothie kept cool in a Mummy Cooks Food Flask for a refreshing lunchtime treat.
Brimming with magnesium, chickpeas are a versatile and improve blood flow to the brain. Send them off with some Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry for a luxurious lunch and brain boosting they will love. Our Baked Falafel Fingers and Roasted Chickpeas are ideal lunch snacks for those eager beavers in the classroom.
It may seem bland and boring, but cauliflower is serious brain food. Cauliflower Cheese Bites are an ideal way to sneak this versatile veggie into your kids lunchbox, and are also suitable weaning babies. For a delicious nutritious dinner, serve some Cauliflower Rice with our homemade Chicken Curry or send some in for lunch in our Mummy Cooks Food Flask.
Cooked tomatoes are brimming with vitamin C speeding up brain function. Send in some of our Zoodles with Tomato sauce for a hearty flask lunch your kids will love you for or try our Pasta Sauce with Hidden Veg with your kids favourite pasta shapes. For dinner, a side of sugar free Homemade Baked Beans with your meal adds a brain power punch.
High in vitamin C and K, broccoli can boost memory and learning. Our Broccoli Tots are an ideal for batch cooking. Add to your children’s lunchbox for an exciting snack in an Toddler Portion Pot to stay fueled for the day, or try our Chicken and Broccoli Cheesy Bake as a tasty lunchtime meal kept warm in our food flask.
High in Omega 3, fish improves concentration and brain function. Try our super Salmon Balls for a tasty midweek dinner which are easily batch cooked and serve as a perfect lunchbox treat to fuel your little ones learning. Our Salmon Chowder, Prawn Risotto and Mini Fish Pies make for great Omega 3 packed lunch meals.
Herbs such (Oregano, Sage or Thyme) are not only a flavour boost to your meal times, but can also improve memory and recall function. Try out some of our herby dishes such as Hearty Veg Soup or Mousakka for healthy hot lunches, ideal in a Food Flask on those colder days.
All of the above recipes are perfect or sending in as a lunch in our Mummy Cooks Food Flask to ensure your kids get the brain boosting foods they need. It keeps food hot or cold for up to 6 hours.