Kids Lunchbox Ideas and Tips for Busy Mums

I’ve watched that many food experts, even the ones I admire, suggest loads of elaborate lunchbox ideas. Here’s what I’ve learned after 11 years of parenting so far. The kids want to play. Most kids will not sit and eat a sandwich, a tub of yoghurt, a piece of fruit and lots of vege sticks all in one sitting. And there’s no chance while the playground is begging for their attention!

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Are we killing our kids with treats?

As a mum for the past 11 years I have seen a variety of approaches when it comes to trying to feed healthy food to children. Believe me, I don’t always get it right, but I try to find a blend that consists of healthy most of the time and the odd treat from time-to-time. The trouble I find with this is that the ‘treat’ option is made available to children so much more often than when I was a kid.

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10 tips for feeding fussy kids

Oh, the fussy eater. I would say I have one of those (out of three kids) but I may have fairly high expectations. And when I say ‘fussy’ that equates to her being one of those kids that would easily take a treat over a carrot (not unusual I know), so we just don’t provide the ‘treat’ options when she should be eating carrot. She will also choose to eat all the protein on her plate over the vegetables, that’s if we gave her a choice. Call me tough, but I call it tough love.

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5 afterschool snacks for busy kids

Busy kids. Busy parents. Busy doesn’t have to mean frantic. It can just mean you are occupied. So, when it’s time for after school snacks, keep it simple so that you are not rushing to your next event because you ‘run out of time’. With all the fancy options for after school snacks you can easily get caught up in putting in a huge amount of effort for something that only takes a little time. Keep it simple and nutritious.

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5 quick and easy after school snack ideas

These quick and easy after school snack ideas are great for pumping up the kids with just enough energy to last the afternoon of sport, homework or play. It doesn’t have to be complex…and we’ve even thrown in some really, really simple food combinations for Day 2 and 4 to remind you it doesn’t have to be complex to be healthy!

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5 after school snacks for active kids

I love simple snacks. I’m also a big fan if there is no baking involved so that I can whip it together while the kids are putting their school bags away and getting changed after a day at school. This week, I’ve put together some easy, refreshing ideas that can all be put together in a few minutes.

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5 quick snacks for kids on the go

While life can be busy and it can be much easier to pick up a snack at the service station on your way home, chances are that snack is setting you and your kids up for a grumpy afternoon. The foods you find at home are going to (hopefully) healthier and give the kids the ‘pick-me-up’ of energy they need to get through the afternoon with smiles rather than stressed out faces.

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5 NEW afterschool snack ideas for active kids

Afterschool snacks can be a tricky thing. If you’re like me, you have some pretty hungry kids after a day of schoolwork and running around, but you don’t want to spoil their appetites for dinner. Skipping afternoon tea is not really an option in my house because the kids are too active after school and need an energy boost to get them through.

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