BACK TO SCHOOL LUNCHES FOR KIDS
Scroll down for lunch ideas including sandwiches, wraps, pasta, pastry, salad and savoury bites.
10 LUNCH BOX TIPS
Here are a few tips to help you make great kids lunches that they will enjoy.
- Make up a grid of lunch ideas.
- Let them add ideas and choose from the grid. Make sure they are involved.
- Try to vary their lunch from day to day.
- Don't give them too much for lunch.
- Remember they are kids, don't give them adult size portions, it's daunting.
- Make lunch fun, buy some Bento lunch picks, you can use these to secure wraps or for kids to pick up small lunch items.
- Make them up a snack box.
- Find a bento box or Yumbox and fill it with lots of little snacks including fruit and veg.
- If you are adding something new for them to try, make sure there is something they love and are familiar with in there too.
- Remember you can include leftovers and shop-bought options too.
- Make sure all the containers you use have a tight fit, so there are no spills.
- Add a small tube or bottle of anti-bac hand gel to their lunch bag.
- Even if they wash their hands before lunch they will probably touch many things before eating their lunch.
- Add a paper napkin or kitchen paper so they can wipe their hands
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VEGAN LUNCH BOX IDEAS FOR KIDS
Serve them with some crunchy veg and a dip.
Here are some ideas of what to serve with savoury bites in a bento type lunch:
- Plain pasta
- Crunchy veg sticks - cucumber, carrot, red & yellow pepper, mangetout, green beans
- Chunks of vegan cheese
- Dried fruit
- Rice cakes, oatcakes or crackers
- Dip - hummus, cream cheese, peanut butter, mild sweet chilli sauce
- Seeds or nuts (if there is no allergy)
- Chocolate chips
- Waffle sticks (sliced waffles)
- Plain popcorn
- Vegan cream cheese and cucumber
- Vegan cream cheese & grated carrot
- Vegan cream cheese and slices of strawberry
- Grated vegan cheddar and tomato
- Grated vegan cheddar and pickle
- Vegan cheese savoury
- Hummus & grated carrot
- Hummus & cucumber
- Hummus & slices of cold cooked vegan sausages
- Peanut butter & jam
- Peanut butter & banana
- Peanut butter & chocolate spread
- Onion bhaji & cream cheese
- Onion bhaji & cucumber
- Falafel & hummus
- Falafel, grated carrot & hummus
- Dairy-free spread & jam
- Sage & onion deli slices and vegan cheese slices
- Vegan cheese slices and cucumber
- Vegan cheese slices and vegan pesto