Breakfast Muffins

Breakfast Muffins Recipe

Hi everyone! Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ here. My recipe today is one for the parents out there. Everything we do is geared around our kids and sometimes we forget to look after ourselves. I am guilty of this – especially at breakfast time. The morning rush is a pretty busy time and I often […]

Adult Lunch Box

Adult Lunch Box Ideas

This year, I started making lunches for the husband. I haven’t made lunches for my husband before so it’s a new thing for me. In the past, depending on where he was working, often lunch has been provided for him. It’s easy since I’m already making lunches for the kids, and I just adapt them slightly (usually with […]

Anzac Slice Recipe

ANZAC Slice Recipe

Hi everyone, Amanda from ‘Simple home cook’ here. I’m back with another recipe that is simple, delicious and just in time for ANZAC day. It is also great for lunchboxes too. I do love ANZAC cookies but if you are short on time and can’t be bothered adding tablespoons of mixture onto a tray, then dump […]

Ham & Egg Bites

Ham & Egg Bites

Hi all, Simple Home Cook here! Do you want more uses for that cake pop machine that is sitting in your cupboard and never gets used? This recipe tries something a little different so dust off the cobwebs and give it a go. This is a very easy one and great for making a quick […]

Sesame Bars

Sesame Bar Recipe

Hi everyone! Simple Home Cook here to give you a lovely recipe that is perfect for that after school snack. These sesame bars are simple to make, use minimal ingredients and are much cheaper than store bought varieties – not to mention, using less packaging. This recipe does contain peanut butter so if your school […]

Lunch Box Inspiration Ideas

lunch box inspriation ideas

I’ve been making lunch boxes for years and years! This week, I did a big batch of baking that should last me about 3 weeks into the school term. I freeze it all in containers and then just take out what I need of a morning, add fresh fruit/vegetables/protein into the lunch box and it’s […]

Sushi Sandwiches – Lunch Box Idea

Lunch box idea - sushi sandwiches

Sushi sandwiches are easy for kids to eat and they are a little more novel than your regular sandwich. What you need Sliced Bread Fillings of choice Food Picks or Tooth picks (I mainly use food picks) Cut the crust of bread. Roll bread lightly to flatten slightly. This will give a little more length […]

Cheesy Veggie Muffins

Cheese and Vegetable Muffins

My friend Susan from The Book Chook (and if you haven’t seen her blog, you should check it out) gave me this recipe YEARS ago, and I found it again the other day and decided to do up a batch for lunch boxes this week. They went down really well with my kids (3 out […]

Whole Food Lunch Box Ideas

Whole food lunch box ideas

School lunch boxes: over the years, I’ve changed my perspective from trying to work out how to fill them to looking at it as an opportunity to feed nutritious food to my kids. For me it stated with challenging myself to pack left over dinner items in the lunch box for a week (blogged about […]

Trying Hot / Cold Food in the Lunch Box

Lunch Box Food Ideas - hot food

I’ve been making school lunches for a decade and have a system now (read about it here). I have staples I fall back on and I also like to try different foods because I think variety is important (find a list of 100 ideas here).  I started testing hot/chilled foods in the lunch box to […]

Banana & Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Banana and Blueberry Muffins - these are great to freeze for the lunch box

Hi everyone! Amanda from Simple home cook  here and I have a great lunch box item to share with you. Banana muffins appear in our lunchboxes pretty often but this time I have added some blueberries. Not only are they moist, they taste great and kids love them. If you are not a fan of […]

Favourite Cracker Toppings

Favourite Cracker Toppings

I like eating cracker snacks, even for lunch some days. I like the texture and that crunch. There are certain toppings that were made to go together, and I’m sharing some of my favourites. Toppings Below are some favourites: Cream cheese & strawberry jam Cream cheese & blueberry Vegemite & cottage cheese Vegemites & cheese Tomato tuna […]

Chocolate & Chickpea Brownies

Chocolate & Chickpea Brownies

Back to school this week for my kids, and today I am sharing a great lunchbox recipe that I hope your kids will enjoy. Mine sure did but I didn’t tell them about the chickpeas until they committed to liking them. Make sure you process the chickpeas very finely, otherwise you might have a battle […]

Lunch Box Story Friends: Under the Sea

Lunch Box Story Friends - Under the Sea Theme - cute little messages to include in the lunch box

A new Lunch Box Story Friends is available to download. This time, the theme is under the sea with whimsical mermaid friends, dolphin, clam and clown fish with cute message on the other side. Fun for the lunch box, scrapbooking, card making or just play. Idea You could recycled the fish picture and make a Fish […]