With approximately two weeks before the school year starts for most Aussie kids, there is a lot of action on the interwebs with people sharing wonderful and healthy school lunches for kids.
I’m not a foodie or nutrition blogger so I’ll leave that up to others. But when you start to think about school lunches, isn’t your mind always cast back to your own school days?
Talk to any grown adult these days born from the 1980’s or earlier and you can almost see them shudder at the memory of their school lunches that were packed off to school with five days a week. Then there are also just as many people who highlight some of the favourite lunches from their school yard days as well.
I put the call out some time ago to my friends and asked them to throw some of their school lunch memories and stories with me.
- A personal favourite of my husbands and many others it would seem is the good old Strasburg or Devon and tomato sauce sandwiches. Personally I this makes me feel a bit ick.
- Peanut butter sandwiches, which is a big no, no these days in most schools with so many concerns about allergic reactions.
- What about some other favourite and loathed sandwich fillings like baked beans and cheese, squished banana, leftovers, tomato and cheese, Vegemite, Devilled Ham Paste……have you got a favourite out of those mentions? Perhaps you’re feeling a bit squeamish?
- Twenty cent icy poles at the tuck shop, it was a cheap chilly thrill as a kid and we loved it, am I right?
- Who else got a frozen popper/juice box or frozen drink bottle with tea towel wrapped around and held in place with a rubber band……I did!
- Kylie at Kidgredients has a whole site dedicated to feeding our kids yummy food.
- Lee at Healthy Natural Changes has an awesome post with lunch box ideas, including paleo suggestion and store bought snacks and options that aren’t junk.
- Eloise Emmett is a qualified chef, experience food stylist and mum to three children and has also written The Real Food for Kids Cookbook, so you know she’s going to have some great advice.
- Over at Mumma Hack there is loads of great ideas and tips on being organised with healthy options for the whole week.
- Mandy over at My Lovely Little Nest can help you with those creative looking lunch box ideas which can be incredibly handy for fussy eaters who might need a bit of wooing.
- Finally if you’re needing some advice or reviews on which lunch box to buy, to hold all these yummy offerings from these awesome mums Oh So Busy Mum can help.