Top Tips for Yummy snacks, lunches and living the good life…

Every day in every way we parents want to do the best we can for our kids, keeping them healthy, helping them make sense of the world, assisting them to learn about daily routines and the whys and the wherefores of life. To that end I went to a fabulous talk on communicating with kids given by Katherine Fortier and hosted by  www.passionateparenting. nl. Naturally, the topic of kids eating veggies raised its testy head and I saw a number of nodding heads and reminded me of the very many kids who appear to believe that meals should be green, orange and cabbage free. There are things we parents can do to help kids (and adults) develop their taste buds further and simply delight in a lovely tasty rainbow of fruit and vegetables. Our top tips for packed lunches are:

Taste it – nobody likes soggy food!

Taste it yourself after half a day – maybe the sandwiches/salad/snacks aren’t quite so tasty after 4 hours of sitting in a squashed school bag in a warm hall. Consider searching on for some gel lunch containers which you can freeze overnight and keep the food lovely and cold. Or check out the thermos selection at camping shops for your child’s soup, rice or pasta dishes.

Use the best of ingredients – organic where possible, fresh, firm and crunchy. Freeze less than prefect fruit for smoothies.

Make small portions and place in separate containers – four different chopped veggies so your child can make a salad themselves.

Variety  is the spice of lunch – try different things every week and do eat a rainbow!

There is no such thing as Kids Food – chicken nuggets with chips is not a balanced meal

Involve your kids in making their lunch, in going to the market and in cooking

Make it look good and pack it well with ice packs etc.

Good Food looks great, tastes great and smells good.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 697 other followers

RSS my school lunch blog

The Compassion Collective Blog

The Compassion Collective is a collaboration of designers who create art, t-shirts and accessories in aid of our favourite animal welfare charities and non-profits.


Sharing inspiration, questions, insights, observations, recipies and more from my life and my work with yoga, nutrition and personal training


Places to go, people to meet.....

Midnight brambling

Lia Leendertz's gardening blog

Stacey Nicholson

Lover of Brand, Strategic Communications and Customer Experience

isobel buiter

word & image

Emily Smith Pearce

Children's Author, Maker of Stuff, Less-Meatarian

The Singing Warrior

finding happiness after a past filled with pain


taking the stress out of lunch boxes and learning about food

%d bloggers like this: