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shopping list for school lunches

foodAfter a week of trial and errors, week 2 will be ….. probably the same lol!

variety …. the spice of life?! kids are real creatures of habit, start with what they do like and work from there!!

no … itll be a bit easier really. I’m learning …..

notes on my findings so far  ……have you checked out my 8 tips for healthy lunchbox?

I’m definately sending a hot option one day ( get your thermal lunch box in heatons)

…my eldest could probably do with a flask too as he loves soup!

I will stick to what worked last week … and experiment with a few options to add the week after! ( savoury muffins and crepes)

My lunchboxes are to the taste of my individual children … but like all kids, would gladly eat processed lunch snacks if they got them.

They are genuinely enjoying the fresh lunches, and give their opinions on what they liked/disliked.

My youngest still isnt eating a lot, but he’s only in school for a short while and finnishes his lunch box when he comes home!

If you fancy making changes, and following my guidelines, I’ve made a list of the foodstuffs to get in over the weekend to enable you to follow the week with me 🙂

Feedback from the kids is key …. its not for show, its for them to eat!!!

Small changes are beneficial…. they may be more willing to compromise on somethings and not others!!

… for example, my daughter doesnt like wholemeal bread…. the only way she ll eat it if its made into french toast!

…so I made her that for breakfast, and she took another slice in her lunchbox!….she loves when i put vanilla extract into the egg mix, and a tiny sprinkle of brown sugar on top!

I’m genuinely enjoying this …. inspired by my commitment to my role as food ambassador for Jamie Oliver alongside blogger oneyummymummy

I just truly believe offering kids a great relationship with food is goldust for life!!

I can see that prevention is better, simpler, easier on the pocket than consequences of not addressing how we feed ourselves, and habits are born young!!!! …..  best of luck to us all for next week!

Christine x

Shopping List

Bread wholemeal

For flapjacks

  • Oats
  • Honey
  • dark chocolate

butter

For cheesy bites

  • cheese
  • sesame seeds

fruit …. apples, oranges, melon, berries

pasta wholemeal

good quality pesto ( we ll make our own another week!)

flour

eggs

puff pastry roll ….( very easy snack … I’ll demonstrate next week)

raisins

oatcakes

tortilla wraps ( we ll have a go at homemade for next week)

Milk

Greek yogurt

lettuce

carrots, peppers, celery, cucumber, baby tomatoes

jelly

orange juice, just to add to smoothie

grease proof paper for baking, and wrapping lunch stuff

**** note: I will be using leftovers for a cooked chicken (dinner from one night) … pasta sauce leftover …

Budget cost per child per day to send these lunches for school = .60c each per day

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