J starts big school on the 31st of January, and I’m almost as excited as she is. We are counting the sleeps, labelling clothing and packing her bag (yes already!). I’ve also been preparing food for the freezer to make packing her lunchbox each day just a little bit easier.
Today I salvaged a whole load of woody carrots from the garden by turning them into carrot and pineapple mini muffins. It worked brilliantly!
The recipe was from the Coles website here
I didn’t ice them. I simply made them according to the recipe then threw them into zip lock bags and straight into the freezer. They will go with some blueberry muffins I made earlier. Hopefully I’ll have time to make quite a few things that I have planned (including savouries) so she can have a bit of variety in her lunchbox from day to day.
The ideas I have so far are:
Blueberry (and other sweet or savoury muffins)
Cheese and bacon scrolls
Zucchini slice made into muffin trays
Home-made muesli bars
Corn and Zucchini fritters
Hard boiled eggs (could boil a dozen at a time and leave in the shells in the fridge)
Veggie sticks for dipping…
Does anyone else have any good recipes for kids’ lunch boxes? I’m hoping to avoid lots of packets of things and the rubbish that goes with it.