Making Kids’ Lunches For School Easy

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One of the biggest stressors, once our kids enter school, is what to pack in the lunch box! Most of us don’t have au pairs or nannies that can cook meals that take 6 hours to prepare like lamb or beef roasts and we need to get food into our kids bodies that is varied and healthy every day. After much thought a list was put together of essential must have foods that are healthy, varied and filling.

Must Have Food List

Proteins:

Salmon

Buffalo Mozzarella Cheese

Almond Flakes (Unless your child is allergic to nuts)

Chicken Legs

Cold Roast Beef Slices

Carbohydrates:

Sweet Potatoes

Spaghetti

Corn on the Cob

Seeded Loaf

Vegetables:

Broccoli

Red Pepper

Mushrooms

Lemons

Tomatoes

Alfalfa Sprouts

Fresh Basil

Thyme

Fats:

Avocados

Olive Oil

Coconut Oil

Dessert:

Dried Fruit

Bananas

Apples

Spices:

Salt

Pepper

Paprika

Raw Honey

Great! Now that you have your ingredients ready it’s time to cook!

Quick Recipe #1

Roast Paprika Chicken With Sweet  Potatoes And Broccoli

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius/ 356 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Coat the chicken legs in olive oil, salt and paprika.
  3. Cut the sweet potato into slivered disks (skin is optional), cover with olive oil, salt and paprika.
  4. Cut the broccoli florets and cover in olive oil, salt and paprika.
  5. Place in a dish with 2 cm high water that covers up half the chicken.
  6. Leave in the oven for an hour
  7. After an hour turn over chicken
  8. After an hour place everything in lunch box and place in fridge. The cooked chicken will stay fresh for 3 days.

Quick Recipe #2

Salmon Pasta With Broccoli, Almond Flakes, Mushrooms and Bufala Mozzarella

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius/ 356 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cover the salmon steaks with olive oil, salt and raw honey on all sides. Cover with slices of lemon and wrap up in tin foil. Leave in oven for 45 minutes.
  3. Steam the broccoli for 15-20 minutes. If you don’t have a steamer place in boiling water for 5 minutes, dry and season with salt.
  4. Put a pot of water on the boil.
  5. Chop up mushrooms and place in olive oil. Cook until soft.
  6. Throw the pasta into the boiling water for 12 minutes.
  7. Cut the salmon into flakes.
  8. Drain the pasta and place into a the lunchbox with the salmon, broccoli, mushrooms, almond flakes and pour all the delicious honey lemon sauce over the pasta and throw in chunks of the ever-so-tasty buffalo mozzarella.

Quick Recipe #3

Healthy Sandwiches With Cold Roast Beef Slices, Avocado, Red pepper and Alfalfa Sprouts

Method:

  1. Cut a lemon in half.
  2. Cut up your avocado and place in bowl.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and squeeze lemon juice (as much as is desired) into the avocado mixture.
  4. Cut up red peppers and place into the avocado/guacamole.
  5. Take out four slices of seeded loaf and place the guacamole, cold roast beef slices and sprouts.
  6. Place in a container in the fridge.
  7. The beef is optional and this is very tasty just with the guacamole and sprouts.

Quick Recipe #Four

Buffala Mozzarella Cheese Sandwiches With Tomatoes and Basil

Method:

  1. Take out 4 slices of seeded loaf.
  2. Smear whole grain mustard.
  3. Place the buffala mozzarella, tomato slices and fresh basil.
  4. Place in a container in the fridge.

Quick Recipe #5

Corn On The Cob With Salmon Steaks

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius
  2. Coat the salmon in coconut oil and salt. Wrap Thyme around it and place lemon slices on top. Wrap in tin foil for 45 minutes.
  3. Break the corn into thirds.
  4. Boil for 25 minutes.
  5. When the salmon is ready cut into quarters and place with the corn into a container. Place this into the fridge.

Desserts can always be a range of dried fruits from dates to dried apples and apricots and fresh fruit like apples, bananas and grapes.

So there you go! Five really easy recipes to make your life a bit easier when it comes to food preparation for the kids’ lunch. With these tasty recipes they will get all the nutrients they need for a happy and healthy mind and you will have less stress on your plate!

Kelly Tate

Kelly Tate

Kelly is a full-time supermum, caring for two kids and a hardworking husband. A cook, a cleaner, a carer and all round hard worker, striving for the perfect family life (with a few bumps along the way!) Eternally honest and sometimes brutally forward, no topics are off limits with Kelly.
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