Lunch Box Love

 Due to popular demand (I have always wanted to write that!) here are the download links for the lunchbox plans!  

The first link is for a blank lunch box plan.  It includes the four columns to help you create a balanced lunch box.  

Weekly Lunch Box Plan – BLANK 

Just CLICK, DOWNLOAD AND PRINT!  

If you wanted to save on printing…..laminate the blank plan and write on it each week with a whiteboard marker!

The second link is for a weekly plan is one that I have filled in.  

Weekly Lunch Box Plan – With MENU

Once again just, Just CLICK (the link above), DOWNLOAD AND PRINT!

These are my tips for planning healthy and easy lunches for school or Kindy.

1. Think about using leftovers in the lunchbox!

2. Think outside the box!  Ham, cheese, fruit and vegetables can all be cut into shapes using cookie cutters or put on food picks to make it more exciting!

3. Less is more!  Kids do not need a lunch box that is overflowing!  You will just be disapointed with what comes back home.  Think realistically about how much they eat at home and pack a similar amount!

 4. Variety is the key!  If you have children who are creatures of habit (like mine) it is hard to change their lunch!  But just add one new thing each week and you might just find their palate increasing!

5. Do not pack foods that require heating, cutting or are overly messy to eat.  It is important that the food is suitable to the age of your child and that they can eat it by themselves!

There are so many great resources out in the blogosphere providing many ideas and inspirational recipes.  I warn you now this Bento Browsing is addictive!

For ideas and Bento supplies – www.lunchboxeswithlove.com/ 

The one blog YOU CAN NOT MISS – http://www.bentolunch.net/

Gorgeous Kids Bento – http://happylittlebento.blogspot.com

For peanut free Bento – http://keeleymcguire.blogspot.com

Ok so now I have a lot of Bento links!- http://lunchinabox.net/

General Lunch box Recipes – www.taste.com.au/recipes/collections/lunch+box+ideas

Comments

  1. I love the Bento idea Larissa.
    I have been putting my lunchbox post (review & giveaway together) – leaving till later in week now ;). Have 2 lunchbox ideas posts in my feed today already.
    I love your download idea I will link to it in my post.

  2. Do you all send meat/ham to school seeing as their bags sit outside all day??
    Thanks!

    • Hi Caz! At our school we use “Cooler bags” with lunch boxes inside them with an ice brick. Lunch is only about 3 1/2 hours after packing the lunchbox and they seem to stay cool all that time! I always encourage children to eat yoghurt first so it stays nice and cool!

  3. Love it! I’ll be linking up to this in an upcoming post 😀

  4. Your planner is a great idea Larissa! My kids often eat the same things every day, and it would be good to add a little variety. tfs.

  5. What an awesome idea. I’m a Kindy Mum noob, 🙁 and I swore I wouldn’t panic. But I am now that there’s 5 days to the first day. eeeek.

  6. Thanks a lot for the article. Want more. Awesome

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