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We know that lunchboxes aren’t a one-size fits all deal.  

You know yourself, all kids are so different; the big eaters, the fussy eaters, the same-thing-everyday eaters, and even the far-too-busy-to-eat eaters.  And you have a book or a website or a social media influencer telling you the hard and fast rules to live by.  But the rules are different each time, and the goal posts are forever changing.  And THEN when you’ve got all that information, THEN you have to design a lunchbox menu around it.

Our blogs are where you’ll find the answers to the health questions we hear most often from parents like you. So, if you’ve been around the mountain and back again looking for clarity or inspiration about a certain topic like “So your peanut-butter-sandwich-loving kiddo is starting nut-free kinder”, and “Top 10 FREEZABLE sandwich filling ideas” and “Is there more to life than making sandwiches?” (Answer: Yes. We promise), you’ll find something along those lines, right here.  And then you can head back here to turn that information into food – magic!

If our words have hit-the-nail-on-the-head for you and your little one, or if you’d like to find out more about how to make these ideas work for you, get in touch, that’s what we’re here for.

It’s not easy being green

It’s not easy being green

What is it about ‘greens’ that is so hard to get some kids to love them? Some greens can be bitter or pungent, they can be squishy or slimy… Maybe their friends don’t like their greens either, or something they saw on a movie or ad.  Maybe their older siblings screw...

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5 Ways With Beetroot

5 Ways With Beetroot

Beetroot, with its gorgeous colour, is no longer the pickled and tinned condiment that just jazzes up a burger (although, we wouldn’t have our burgers any other way).  Rich in essential vitamins, minerals and potent phytonutrients (plant nutrients), beetroot is...

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Sensational Sandwiches: Part 3

Sensational Sandwiches: Part 3

Now for the fun bit.  What to put on your sandwich (using ‘sandwich’ as a loose term for whichever vessel you’re running with). To create the ideal sandwich, try to include a protein, a healthy source of fat and some colour.   Your options are only limited by the...

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Sensational Sandwiches: Part 2

Sensational Sandwiches: Part 2

The perfect, portable lunch since sliced bread (that ol’ chestnut has been done before, hasn’t it?), sandwiches are (usually) easy to transport, handle, eat and can be made waste free. But what if your kiddo has gone off sandwiches, or has an allergy or intolerance to...

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Sensational Sandwiches: Part 1

Sensational Sandwiches: Part 1

Change is a good as school holidays.  But not if you’re little one is an avid sammige-lover.  Sometimes, change can be bloody hard.  And stressful.  For everyone.   Have you been told to avoid bread for health reasons (maybe a Coeliac disease diagnosis, a funny...

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5 Ways with Green Beans

5 Ways with Green Beans

Green beans, string beans, French beans, whichever style you use and whatever you call them in your family, are wonderful vegetable, or legume, to incorporate into your family’s menu. In just a half cup serve of green beans, you’ll be accessing approximately 2g fibre...

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Super Snacks

Super Snacks

Below is a list of great options for lunchbox (or after school) snacks.  This list includes various elements of the simple lunchbox checklist, and sometimes all of the above. The snack ideas are generally quick and easy to prepare, or may involve some organisation to...

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Easy Gluten Free

Easy Gluten Free

So. There it is.  A ‘diagnosis’, a ‘treatment plan’, an answer?  Gluten Sensitivity. Gluten Free. Now what?  What does this mean?  How will this change how we live our lives? What is Gluten? Gluten is a protein that is found in some grains, providing elasticity to...

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Growl Free Tummies

Growl Free Tummies

At the simple lunchbox, we talk a lot about our healthy lunchbox checklist.  Easy to remember, and a great tool to help build healthy lunchboxes that keep kids satisfied for longer.  Including sources of protein, fibre, fats and rainbows is key to growl-free tummies,...

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A Rainbow a Day

A Rainbow a Day

Eating a rainbow a day is lots of fun.  It is also an easy way to go through a mental checklist to ensuring your family is enjoying a wide range of nutrients everyday.  The bright pigment, delicious smells and flavour sensations in fruits and vegetables relate to the...

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The Simple Lunchbox

The Simple Lunchbox is ever-changing and growing. Check in with us for simple, healthy lunchbox inspiration to nourish your little ones, navigate health hurdles and help to grow happy, healthy and resilient kids

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