It’s zucchini season! Lunch boxes and more…

It has been a busy week here, with kids starting a new year at school. It hasn’t taken long to get back into the old routine of menu planning and lunch box prepping.

I feel like this year will be different though.  I am allowing myself a little bit of time just for me. The family schedule is filling up fast, but I am making sure that in there, there is some time for me to get back a little bit of sanity, to exercise a little bit and just take some deep breaths.

I have set myself a challenge, to exercise every day in February for 30 minutes. It may be a walk, or weights or pilates or a run . So far, so good. Ok, so it’s only day 1, but whatever, as far as I’m concerned, I’m 100% on target! I’ll keep you posted how I am going!

And now onto cake… 😉
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My kids don’t like sandwiches part 2

Every day I get loads of people visiting my blog because they are searching for ideas for their kids who don’t like sandwiches. I wrote a previous post about this here, where I listed some ideas of sandwich free lunches, which my kids eat happily. My kids don’t like sandwiches (as in, two slices of bread with filling), but they are happy to have bread rolls, wraps etc. I feel a little bit bad though, because I imagine that many children who don’t like sandwiches, also don’t like rolls, wraps or other bread options. So today I thought I would list a few other ideas for those who needed some more ideas. Continue reading

Back to School Lunches…

Most of the schools in Victoria go back today, which means, back to making school lunches, back to early mornings, back to extra curricular activities.  I always feel like school going back creeps up on me, and all of a sudden I’m thinking of what to pack into lunches again. I will be doing some gluten free options in the coming school lunch posts, but this week, I’m doing quick and easy, child pleasing stuff.

Lunchbox pinwheels

This is what the lunchboxes look like for tomorrow, plus an apple for Master B.

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School lunch ideas Monday

 

We are on our last week of school lunches before kids are on school holidays, so here’s a few ideas to get you through the week!

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School lunch ideas

I have been a school mum for 6 years, and something I have always struggled with is school lunches. Something nutritious, something that will not leave them STARVING at 3.30 pick up and something kid approved. Doesn’t seem that hard does it? But, every night I stand in my kitchen staring into the pantry and fridge wondering what I can put in their lunch boxes Continue reading