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Lunch box ideas: Quick fixes to the end of term lunch box blues
Posted on 12:26pm Friday 10th Dec 2010
Change the bread: Swap the sliced bread or bread rolls for sourdough bread, tortillas or bagels
Sandwich on a stick: Cut up cubes of bread, cheese, and lunch meat and slide the cubes onto a blunt-edged skewer with other foods your child likes, such as a cocktail tomatoes, a piece of lettuce, a pickle or an olive.
Make a seedy mix: Mix seeds, crunchy whole grain cereals and dried fruits such as raisins, apricots and prunes.
Fruit Sprinkle: Sprinkle cinnamon on fruit slices (this one takes 2 seconds)
Sushi Sandwiches: Make your sandwiches with ingredients that can be easily rolled, e.g ham and soft cheese. Then flatten the sandwich and roll tightly. Slice the roll into half-inch thick pieces and if your child is big enough why not pack some chopsticks?
Turn leftovers into a tasty salad: Mix some vegetables, cold meats and leftover pasta, potatoes, quinoa, rice or couscous – add dressing, oils or pesto and done!
Lunchbox Notes: Write a message to your child on a post-it note or find some free ones online that you can download and print.
Enjoy, have fun and please let us know how you got on.