Lunchbox ideas for families with allergies: 2 weeks of inspiration
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:)
sandwiches, figs,> plums, avocado, carrot hummus, vege sticks and cherries
homemade salmon and avocado sushi, rockmelon, plum, banana, baby gherkins, ginger slice and cherries
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 🙂