Which lunch would your child choose? Let me know in the comments below👇🏼
Here are my top four favourite lunches to pack Abi because they're easy to make and... delicious! Just add some colourful sides to each and Voila! Lunch is served :)
Check out my time-saving prep tips for each lunch below:
🍝🥗 Pasta Salad
I always have cooked pasta noodles in my fridge. When I want to send them to school for lunch, I add my kids favourite veggies and toss in olive oil, grated parmesan, salt & pepper.
🍲💪 Lentil Soup
This is a lunchtime favourite especially during the cooler months. It's also the one meal I can make for dinner AND serve as leftovers for lunch the next day.
Because the lentils will continue to absorb the liquids overnight, I suggest separating them from the broth before storing. Simply combine them back together the next day, reheat and pack in a thermos for lunch!
🥐🍳 Fried Egg Croissant
I store croissants in the freezer to keep them fresh. When I’m ready to use one I remove it from the freezer and make the sandwich on the frozen croissant. It will defrost by lunch AND keep lunch cool throughout the day.
🍞🍯 French Toast
I love packing French toast for lunch because I can make it the night before and send it to school cold the next day. I cut the toast into sticks so the kids can eat with their hands and easily dip the toast into their honey or maple syrup (a must).
Which snack would your child choose? Let me know in the comments below👇🏼
My kids want snacks over meals and because of this dinner time is a real challenge. When I give them 🍽 dinner they’re not hungry, but after the dinner has been cleared they’re hungry for a snack 🍪🥛🤦♀️
So in an attempt to win this daily food battle, I started making my snacks look like meals and I’ve tried to plate them as I would plate their dinner. The snack is the main course and it comes with various sides (mostly fruits and veggies) but I've tried to include a bit of everything, healthy fat, protein and fibre so that they’re getting a balanced meal.
By making "snacks" look more like a meal I'm helping my kids see snacks and meals as the same so that they can hopefully eat and enjoy both the same.
Yogurt & Granola
Served with sliced apples and baby carrots.
Applesauce and Hemp Hearts
Served with sliced cucumbers and alphabet cookies.
Cheese & Crackers
Served with bell peppers and grapes (sliced lengthwise to prevent choking).
Served with orange slices and sliced cucumbers.
I’m Jenny. I live in Toronto, Canada with my husband Andrew, children Abigail & Brookson, & dog Ellie.