Are you going crazy trying to create lunch box masterpieces for your kids? It can be draining coming up with different choices all the time.
The team at Gin Gin & Dry can help ease the burden with some healthy lunch box ideas that even the fussiest of kids will love.
Healthy Lunch Box Ideas
We know how hard it can be coming up new ideas day after day for the kids lunch boxes. So, before you start pulling your hair, try our delicious suggestions below;
- Dried fruit
The dried fruit range at Gin Gin & Dry is perfect because there are no additives; it’s a healthy option that won’t get left behind in the lunch box because it’s tasty and it’s more interesting than fresh fruit plus it will keep better than normal fruit.
Buying our fruit salad mix means that every day in the lunch box you can add a few different fruits so that it keeps it interesting for the kids. One day you can pick out some of the mango and pineapple and the next day you can put in some banana and apples. That way they aren’t eating the same thing every day and they will be excited to see the different fruits each day.
- Trail Mix
Trick your kids into thinking trail mix is a treat with choc chips, dried fruit and some nuts and/or seeds.
Pineapple pieces and dried apple and pear are a tasty combination for a trail mix. Fruit salad is also perfect to buy as it has a great combination in it already and blended with a trail mix, would be a perfect snack.
- Muesli bars
Making your own muesli bars for lunch is easier than you think. There are many variations but the fastest and most trusted one is our featured recipe (see below).
The best thing about this recipe is that you can add different ingredients every time and use the bits of nuts, cereals, puffed rice or anything that is left in the cupboard that needs to be used up.
For something a bit different, you could roll the mixture into balls rather than making bars.
Recipe Idea – Fruit Muesli Bars
Our fruit muesli bars are a fantastic homemade option which can easily be added to lunchboxes or taken as a snack during the work day. Once you have made them once, it is so easy to whip up a batch in 5 minutes on a Sunday evening for the working week. You can make so many different versions and flavours for new bars each time.
- 1 cup (100g) Shredded Green Apple 1 cup (150g) Shredded Mango
- 2 cups (150g) cereal*
- 100g butter
- 100g marshmallows
*use any muesli, corn flakes, sultana bran, honey wheats etc that is in your cupboard. Great to get rid of bits and pieces of cereal that the kids are bored of eating.
- Mix dried fruit and cereal together.
- Melt butter and marshmallows stirring until all the marshmallows are melted into the butter.
- Stir through dried ingredients and press into tin. Press down hard into the tin flattening with the back of a spoon or spatula so that everything binds well.
- Refrigerate until hard.
- After cutting, individual bars can be drizzled with white or dark chocolate or small choc chips pressed in, to make them irresistible for the kids lunch box.
Variations: you can make the versions different every time by adding almonds, macadamias, sesame seeds, almond meal, coconut, cinnamon, garam marsala, pepitas, peanut butter, currants or any other favourite bites.
Dried Fruit Purchases
Gin Gin & Dry are your team of passionate gourmets and dedicated dried fruit wholesalers in Australia.
Locally grown fruit and a unique drying process, Gin Gin & Dry have no added preservatives, colouring or additives and are the perfect healthy snack alternative.
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