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U-Z of Starting Big School

U-Z of Starting Big School

Last week we explored the N-T of Starting Big School and covered practising opening the lunchbox and food flask, flask recipes, positive talk around starting school, testing out new recipes before school starts, and more.

This week we are discussing U-Z of starting big school. 

U is for Ultimate Lunchbox Checklist - In my blog I will fill you in on all my lunchbox must haves! These are all the things that help me plan and prep for the school week meaning healthier lunches and less stress! 

Ultimate lunchbox checklist

V is for Vegetable Muffins - This muffin recipe is perfect for adding extra veggies to your child's lunchbox. The familiar muffin shape will encourage your child to eat it and the addition of cheese makes it extra delicious! 

Vegetable muffins

W is for Weekly Planning - By batch cooking and drawing up a weekly lunch plan you will ensure your child is getting the best nutrients possible during the school week. Not only that but it will alleviate stress in the morning. You can get your copy of my free Back to School 4 Week Lunch Plan by signing up to the Mummy Cooks Club!

Weekly meal plan for back to school

X is for Xtra Yummy Smoothie! - A smoothie bowl in a flask? Yes please! Did you know our Food Flasks keep food chilled as well as warm? With a food flask your lunch options really are endless. My 20 Flask Recipes eBook is filled with delicious recipes perfect for your flask - including this Smoothie Bowl recipe! 

Back to school tips

Y is for Yoghurt Fruit Bark - Yoghurt bark is a great afternoon snack, you can mix it up by changing the berries each time. They make a great alternative to ice cream and your child will love it!

Back to school tips

Z is for Zoodles - Zoodles, or otherwise known as courgetti, are another great way to up your child's veggie uptake. Check out my  Zoodles with Chicken & Pesto recipe, this is a great mid-week dinner which can also be served the following day in your child's food flask! 

Back to school recipes


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