Thinking of recipes for children’s packed lunches can be really tricky. Here are a few simple ideas which may help make your packed lunches be more interesting, nutritious and save you both time and money.
Try to ring the changes by using pitta bread, wraps, rolls and sandwiches on different days.
Take leftover meat and vegetables like for example meatballs and put them in a wrap or pitta bread with salad and tomato sauce.
The same can be done with left over Bolognese sauce and of course cold meats
Use leftover pasta and add ham and cooked or raw vegetables.
Make sure you use leftovers for packed lunches the next day and store over night in the fridge.
Tuna and mayo is great in a roll, a wrap or pitta bread. Add lettuce, cucumber and you have a tasty children’s packed lunch.
Cheese and marmite make a great addition to sandwiches as does marmite and lettuce with cucumber.
Beef and beetroot are also a great combination and a great way of adding salad to a pitta bread or roll.
Cheese and coleslaw is also a great combination. Tasty not too dry and yet not too spicy or adventurous for a children’s packed lunch.
Add vegetables sliced up so they are finger food, carrots , broccoli, cucumber, cherry tomatoes or all options and require little food prep, saving valuable time.
Grapes, strawberries and segments of orange or an easy peel clementine or satsuma are also great for packed lunches.
Using leftovers in your fridge and raiding the freezer and store cupboard will not only save you lots of time shopping for packed lunches it will also save you money.