Preparing Lunch Boxes

There are many delicious treats you can use to fill up a lunch box for
a little girl and boy. 

The picture you see of small lunch boxes on the main site are filled with vegetables like carrots, kohlrabi, cauliflower, red and yellow bell peppers and sweet snow peas, in addition to some apple and mandarin boats. Other excellent fruit to have on hand for lunchboxes are pears, grapes, orange boats, plums and berries, in addition to half of a banana (outside the box).

The muffin tins are filled with yellow corn, small bits of broccoli stalks, yellow bell peppers, mandarin boats, blueberries and strawberries and some tofu cubes.

*To see the recipe for delicious red tomato and bell pepper sauce, please click here.

The round sandwich, made with a cookie cutter, has almond butter spread with sweet banana slices, a combination that many children enjoy; the tortilla

(picture) is filled with vegetables and avocado spread. Buckwheat scones with

dates are both healthy, and tasty, so are well suited for your child’s lunch box. 

Helpful tips for packing a lunch box:

*Apples: By taking out the core and dividing the apple in two or more boats, it becomes 

easier for children to eat (for even younger children you may like to peel as well).

*Oranges can also be peeled and divided into boats.

*Sugar peas: Please remember to remove the string on the sugar peas.

*Corn: When making a delicious lunch with yellow corn crops, add a little spoon.

*Sauce: If you provide a tasteful dressing or dip for the food, always place it in a BPA-free plastic or stainless steel container with tight lid, designed to store food.

Let the kids prepare their lunch the day before :-)

Children love to cook and to be involved in every activity in the kitchen, so the lunch box is an excellent opportunity to include children in this process by making lunches the night before school (it may turn into a fun ritual and bonding time too). This can be especially true if your children like to fill their lunch boxes with funny shapes like flowers and figures made out of cookies cutters. As well, knowing that they created the lunch themselves will make it even more fun and enjoyable to eat the next day. Besides being fun to use, making special vegetable shapes also provide lots of leftovers, such as carrots and kohlrabi, which you can eat while you 

are working or save for a snack later in the day. The same can be done with 

leftovers from a Sunday morning breakfast table before a pleasant trip or 

nature walk. Bringing your home-made lunch is always satisfying!

Links for lunch boxes:

Small lunches for kindergarten and primary school children 

Large lunches for older children and teenagers

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