You Learn Something New Every Day .....

in hive-174578 •  15 days ago  (edited)

Hi Everyone,

Since Baby E has started school last week, I have been religiously making lunches for him again. I have stopped since coming back from my Japan trip as it was the end of the year so it was not needed. After leaving this "role" for 2 months, I find that I am already running out of ideas about what to make. I have joined the mum lunch box page on Facebook and surprisingly found some good ideas and info there.

Many parents have a full-time job so on top of the house chores, getting dinner on the table after work, they still need to make lunch boxes just like myself. There are many ideas of making months worth, spread all the snacks in different bags for a few weeks, freeze all lunches and let them sit in their bags to defrost and so on. I am probably old school (mainly got it from my mum) to try and make everything fresh. But in reality, does it always work? So my workaround is to cut up all the veggies and fruit the night before which is normally between cooking dinner and make or heat up his hot meal in the morning.

Knowing me, I prefer to cut a few days worth of food so I can get it out of the way. Now, this is the interesting part. Did you know certain fruit and veggies should be kept differently to ensure it gets fresh the longest? Call me silly but I normally have things cut up in boxes and leave it in the fridge. Apparently there are recommendations to go with if you want your food to last longer. Check out the chart below. You either have the food in a closed, half-closed, or boxes that has vents to store certain food. I always say, we learn something new every day and this is what I have found out which I thought was interesting and great for parents going through the same thing as I am.

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Just to show you what I made for Baby E tonight for morning tea tomorrow - pretty healthy right? I am still learning the art of packing lunch as a kindy mum and I am sure I will get better over time.

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hmm I never have any issues refrigerating my kiwi fruit, but I get the green ones

Yah learnt a lot after seeing this chart!

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I like his little thermos. I have containers that I fill up, but those get "lost" or better said, one of the kids loses them often SMH. lol

I like sending them oranges, fruit salads and apples dipped in lemon so they don't go brown. The fruit salads are sometimes a melody of frozen fruit, but unless I buy it frozen, I prepare it the morning of.

I also send them mini sandwhiches, I make one and cut it in three, or use small bread like tiny croissants and bread rolls.

Cheesesticks of yogurt make it in there sometimes.

And snacks, lots of snacks, goldfish, pretzels, homemade mini muffins etc. I'd love to hear what some of the other people on the blockchain pack for lunches, cause sometimes, I get "tired" of coming up with meals and I have them eat (free for everyone) school lunch.

I also have them make the mealplans when I am not up to making them myself, and of course, I always include a water bottle. I used to send them juice boxes but that's just too much trash and sugar.


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Thanks for dropping by. I’m only third week in and I’m running out of ideas. I rmemeber the days I got a peanut butter sandwhich and that was it. Hahahah

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you tried a few times previously and didn't work also. Thanks for your support and hopefully works next time :)

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