Healthy fresh food kids lunch box ideas
Packing a healthy lunch box for your kids doesn't have to be a mundane task. Make it more exciting for both you and your kids with multi-sectioned lunch boxes. Kids love seeing a variety of colours, textures and flavours in their lunch boxes which is why multi-sectioned ones are so great!
Morning tea ideas
Fruit and vegetables
Fruit and veg are one of the most important elements in childrens' diets due to all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals they carry, so it's a lunch box must-have.
We recommend throwing in a variety of berries in the lunch box because of how rich in antioxidants they are. Add cut up apples, grapes and some cut up rockmelon into the mix to further promote good health while making morning tea yummier and more exciting.
We also suggest cutting up some celery or carrot sticks for the kids to munch on. What's great about these is that you can prepare a bunch at the beginning of the week, and have them last for a few days. Cucumbers and cherry tomatoes are also easy additions to the fruit and veg lunch box mix.
Find the freshest in-season fruit and veg from Eastgardens Fruit Market on Level 1, near Coles.
Rice crackers topped with sliced banana or avocado can be super delicious. Find them at Coles on Level 1 or Woolworths on Level 3. Just ensure you read the ingredients and check that the ones you're buying aren't packed with added flavours or preservatives.
Muffins are a fun addition to a lunch box, and they don't have to be sugar-loaded. Check out these healthy muffin recipes from kidspot kitchen.
Sandwiches may seem boring, but they can be super tasty with the right fillings. Check out these 99 sandwich ideas from the stayathomemum. With 99 options, there are bound to be a few that your kids would enjoy.
Tip: As a way to make sandwiches seem less boring for the kids, use a cookie cutter to make sandwich shapes before packing them into the lunch box.
Perhaps your child's not a huge fan of sandwiches. What about wraps? Egg wraps, salmon and cream cheese wraps, ham wraps... the options are endless! Find the best quality ham or other sandwich/wrap meats at Tender Gourmet Butchery on Level 1 or Eastgardens Meat Market on Level 3.
Tip: Roll the wraps in a sushi-like way and cut them into smaller rolls so they're easier for the kids to eat.
Coles Bakery at Eastgardens bakes delicious flatbread daily. Once you try this, you'll never go back to packaged wraps. Find it at the back of Coles at Westfield Eastgardens in the Bakery section.Coles Bakery flatbread
Pasta is another great option for lunch boxes. At Natural Pasta, you can purchase hand-made pasta including filled pasta. They also offer fresh basil pesto to pair with the pasta. An easy lunch box meal!