Starting 'Big' school can be equal parts exciting and daunting, but I want to help make this transition easy for you and your little school goer! Each week this August I'll be sharing my A-Z of starting school. It will feature a medley of information, from lunch box recipes, back to school essentials plus great tips & advice.
We would all love to have our children eat everything we pack in their lunchbox, but unfortunately this is usually not the case especially when it comes to fussy eaters. As a busy parent, it can be really frustrating trying to keep up with your child's ever-changing likes and dislikes. One day they might love their veg, and the next refuse to eat it! The following strategies will help you include new foods and get your child, picky or not, eating a more varied lunchbox.
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!
'How can I get my child to eat all of the food I offer?' This is something I get asked a lot from Mums. The obvious element is that you are not in school with your child to encourage them to eat their meal. It may be a concern that they might come home with the food in their lunch box untouched. It is important to remember that helping a picky eater overcome their uncertainty about unfamiliar food is a process.
I want to share some of my favourite hacks that I use when packing a lunch box. These little tricks make packing the school lunch much easier! From keeping food fresh to preventing bruising, I hope you will find a clever tip that you can use in your own school routine.
I love creating healthy snack recipes that means I can avoid the shop-bought variety, but which ones are best for the school lunch box? I understand that many mums struggle to come up with healthy snack ideas for their kids every day. They can often find this aspect to be the most difficult component to plan. While I am a big believer in packing leftovers as a lunch, this is a little harder to do with snacks.