Heading off on your family staycation doesn’t have to break the bank. I would really recommend that you look at a self-catering option if you have small children so that you can prepare their food and cut down on the costs of going out for a meal.
Last week we went on a family staycation to the west of Ireland. We decided to go west on our journey because my Mum lives in Sligo and I was so excited to see her after 4 months. We are lucky to have a campervan which means we can be self contained and not have to rely on restaurants or services.
Seeing your child come home with the lunchbox almost as full as when they left can be extremely frustrating and may even leave you feeling a little hopeless when it comes to lunchbox prep! Below, I have listed a few handy ways to try and get your little ones finishing their lunches, from the starting out in big school stage all the way to that dreaded fussy older child phase!
Everything you need to help make packing a week full of school lunches as easy as possible! From portion pots for separating snacks and sandwiches to food flasks for sending in hot lunches, I have listed out everything I use in my house to help take the stress out of the school lunch prep every week. I hope you find this helpful in your home!
One thing I would highly recommend is to portion out your food before freezing. Not only does it save so much time when figuring out how much you need to defrost, but it also limits the amount of food you waste! The one thing you don't want is for all your hard work in the kitchen to be thrown in the bin. Simply portion your food into portion pots and use labels to note what food is inside and when it was made.