My work has started to take me away from home for short trips, which means I am often stressing extra to get the household prepared food wise for when I am away. I decided an easy way to reduce some of my stress would be to give our 12 year old daughter some responsibility in making snacks for school lunchboxes. I chose recipes which had simple ingredients and simple instructions, and she has been doing great. Here are 5 Lunchbox Recipes Your Kids Can Make. Go forth, get in the kitchen your kids, make the recipes with them once, then outsource it to them the next time. Not only will this reduce your workload, but it’s fantastic life skills for your kids too – check out this article on Why Home Economics With Our Kids Is Important to explore more on this.
These are simple to make and can be popped into the freezer.
You can’t get much easier than this. Throw the ingredients in a good processor and bam, awesome bliss balls. Keep them in the fridge or freezer, then pop straight into the lunchbox.
These are awesome in the lunchbox, but also are fantastic for brekkie and afternoon tea also. Add some sweet toppings like maple syrup or cream, and boom you have a dessert too. These can be made in a batch and frozen also.
Another simple recipe which can be popped into the freezer. This is one of Indrani’s favourites.
This is a great dip to go along with the fresh veggies the kids choose for the lunchbox. I also use it as a spread in wraps and top it on falafels.