Whether you prepare them the night before, or 15 minutes before the school run, when it comes to school lunches it is every parent’s goal to receive the child at the end of the day with an empty lunch box and tummies full of healthy food. In the lead up to ‘Back to School’, we asked a couple of our favourite bloggers to share their ideas for creative and nutritious school lunches.
KELLE FROM THE MAGGIESTONE BLOG SHARES HER SECRETS TO KEEPING A LUNCHBOX EXCITING
“Hattie is unpredictable when it comes to lunch time. Some days she’ll eat everything in front of her and others she’ll just pick at a few bits. I like to fill her lunch box with a wide selection of foods to keep her interested. I’m hoping that because she’s already used to things like wholemeal bread, raisins and fruit in her lunch box from this young preschool age, we will be able to continue with these types of foods when she starts big school next year. Since I like to offer a wide variety of snacks we need a durable and insulated lunch box that fits plenty in, which is why we are crazy about this gorgeous Beatrix New York one. Hattie loves the playful, fun character on the front and I love the great quality, how easy it is to clean and of course the stylish exterior. You can see why these lunch boxes are regularly spotted on the arms of celebrities and their children, the Beckham’s even have this exact one for Harper – seals of approval don’t come much more stylish than the Beckhams”
Kelle chose the our Beatrix New York Svenja Girl Robot Lunchbox to package her lunch in. Beatrix New York create cool and contemporary bags, lunchboxes and water bottles for kids. Their products combine a child-like love of imagination, with adorable characters and colourful graphics and will appeal to grownups to. All products are environmentally friendly and are designed with a focus on quality, simplicity and fun. Many mini celebrities, including Harper Beckham are also fans of the Beatrix brand. Harper was spotted out and about with her famous dad, David, carrying her pink robot lunchbox.
Kelle is mum of two, Hattie, 3 and Fraser, 1. She writes a family life and style blog, Maggie Stone, where she shares her love of cool kids fashion, knitted toys and stylish interiors. You can find Kelle on maggiestone.co.uk, Twitter and Instagram: @missmaggiestone.
ALISON FROM THE NOTANOTHERMUMMYBLOG.COM SHARES A QUICK LUNCH FOR FAMILIES ON THE GO
“When we go on daytrips with our about-to-turn-three-year-old, we always take a packed lunch. A typical lunch will be pasta or a sandwich, some cheese, tomatoes or carrot batons, fromage frais, a banana and raisins. Some of the snacky elements (like the banana or raisins) are usually consumed on the journey to and from the beach or the farm or wherever we’re going that day, and the rest will be eaten at lunchtime. It’s important that the lunches I make are fast (my daughter is usually at the front door shouting “Are you ready, Mummy?!”) and fuss-free (I work full time so don’t have hours each day to prepare steamed squash with organic quinoa for my cherub). But I’m keen for the whole family to eat healthily so try to have a combination of fresh food and the easy, pre-packaged stuff. I’m no Annabel Karmel, but I like to think I do OK!”
Alison used a cute owl lunchbox from The New York City based brand Skip-Hop. Skip-Hop create unique, innovative and high functional products that make parenting easier and more fun for the entire family. These soft lunchboxes have a roomy main compartment that holds sandwiches, snacks, drinks and more. The insulated, wipe-clean interior keeps food fresh and cold, and the mesh pocket holds lunch money, an ice pack or utensils.
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