Lunchbox ideas for families with allergies: 2 weeks of inspiration

school lunches | February 13, 2016 | By

Coming up with lunchbox ideas is hard enough without allergies…but factor in allergies and it suddenly becomes a daunting task. I’m hoping this 2 week inspiration of lunchbox ideas will help!
allergy friendly lunchbox ideas

Finding nutritious items for school lunches day after day is hard enough as it is, but add allergies into the picture and it’s a hard slog sometimes…..so hoping this 2 week lunch box inspiration might help!  I absolutely love the feeling I get when I know I’ve sent my girl off to school with a tummy full of a healthy breakfast and a nutritious, interesting and colourful lunch…and I know I definitely have a happier girl home in the afternoon for it:)

lunch box inspirationIMG_8495<figs, cherries, orange, corn on the cob, sausage and vege rolls, ginger slice and baby gherkins

sandwiches, figs,> plums, avocado, carrot hummus, vege sticks and cherries

 

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^sushi sandwiches, Weetbix chocolate slice, zucchini, carrot and pineapple muffin, cherries, rockmelon, nectarine and apricot IMG_8403IMG_8371

 

 

 

 

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homemade salmon and avocado sushi, rockmelon, plum, banana, baby gherkins, ginger slice and cherries

IMG_8456<apricot, cherries, orange, chicken nibbles, corn on the cob and crepes with berries

|rockmelon, blueberries, raspberries, rice crackers with seared venison and carrot hummus, chicken nibbles, plum and vege sticks
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Tips to make life easier:

*When cooking the evening meal, reserve some for the next day’s lunch.  In these lunches, I had saved pasta, potato pizza, seared venison, chicken nibbles, corn and sausage rolls from various dinners which cut a lot of time off lunch preparation.  

*I do baking for 2 weeks ahead on a Sunday, slice and place into plastic containers in the freezer, so I just need to pull a piece out for her lunch and it is defrosted by lunch time.

*Invest in a really good quality lunch box (I use Planetbox) with an icepack attachment so you can send meat/deli items without worrying about food poisoning.

*I plan the weeks lunches on a Sunday so I don’t have to panic trying to find something interesting in the morning.  

*I limit sandwiches to 1-2 times a week and try and come up with interesting alternatives.  I find my daughter eats a lot more if there are lots of novel items or things she hasn’t had for a while.  

*If you don’t have time/inclination to roll sushi, just make sushi rice and spoon it in then lay smoked salmon on the top.  Both my daughters love this 🙂

Recipes:

carrot, zucchini and pineapple muffins DF EF

dairy and egg free pasta salad

dairy and egg free Weetbix slice

egg and dairy free crepes

potato pizza

 

 

 

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    Sheena
    February 18, 2016

    This blows my mind! Can you come make MY weekly lunches? You have some very lucky kiddos, good job Mom!

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      admin
      February 18, 2016

      Awwww thank you!!!! That is very sweet 🙂

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      admin
      February 18, 2016

      Awww thank you! For some reason, they seem to taste a lot better..apparently haha! Kids!

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