Fun Food Picks

Food picks - easy way to make food fun

If you want to make the lunch box fun with minimal fuss, food picks are brilliant! I’ve used them for years.  I don’t put them in lunch box every day…maybe once a week, depending on what I have packed for the kids.  They are great for things like cut up fruit, veggies and cheese squares.  There are […]

Pretty Lunches: What they look like at lunch time

Lunch box ideas

This is one of the questions that I get asked a lot about the lunches I make for my kids (I share some of the lunches on my Instagram @beafunmum). It looks good now but how does it look at lunch time? I asked my teen to take a picture of how the lunch box to […]

Strawberry Hearts

Strawberry Hearts

Strawberry hearts are super simple to make. They are great for dipping in chocolate, the lunch box, fruit salad or made into fruit kebabs.   Here’s a 30 second video on how to make them. 

Lunch Box: Oat & Bran Cookies

Great for the lunch box - Oat and Bran Cookies

Now that school is back, I find filling the lunch boxes each day with foods that are healthy as well as satisfying for your children can be a bit challenging at times. Especially towards the end of the week when my fridge stores are running a little low. If you have a food processor, these […]

Muesli Bar Recipe (nut free)

muesli slice recipe (nut free)

Homemade muesli bars are a fantastic lunch box option and can be healthier than the store bought variety. At least you know what is going into them and you can alter the ingredients to suit the tastes of your children. You can add lots of extra goodness such as pepitas and chia seeds but I […]

Thermomix Wraps Recipe

Thermomix Wraps Recipe

  This is a recipe given to me by Kylie.  She’s been tweaking recipes trying to get the perfect wrap and finally she nailed it and is sharing it here! She often fills them with nachos mince and her kids love them. Great for dinner or the lunch box. Ingredients 2 cups of plain flour1/2 teaspoon of […]

Creating a Lunch Box System

Lunch Box Ideas

I’ve become a somewhat expert at school lunches after doing them for 8 years (so far).  My lunch boxes started out looking a lot like the picture below, with a lot of processed, pre-packaged food. I’m not here to make anyone feel guilty for throwing together pre-packaged lunches!  It’s just over the years, I’ve focused […]

Muesli Slice

Muesli Slice Recipe

This is an easy one for the lunch box. Muesli Slice Recipe Ingredients 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup sultanas ½ cup desiccated coconut ½ cup self-raising flour ½ cup brown sugar 125 grams margarine, melted 2 tablespoons honey Method Preheat oven to 180°C. Combine dry ingredients. Add Margarine and honey. Press into greased 25cm […]

Lunch Box Idea: (Nut-Free) Trail Mix

Lunch box ideas - popcorn, pretzel & sultana trail mix

I have my lunch box staples: stuff I know the kids like. I also like to mix things up sometimes and try new things I can (hopefully) add to my lunch box food repertoire.  I found another one winner with my kids: a lunch box friendly (and nut free) trail mix.   Just three things in […]

Lunch Box: Banana Message

Lunch Box Ideas - Banana Secret Message

Sometimes, for a bit of lunch box fun, I write a message on a banana with a toothpick, and over the course of the day, it darkens (like magic!).  Lunch Box Idea More Banana Tattoo

Lunch Box: Cheese Twists

cheese twists

These are pretty much the same as the scrolls I often make but presented a little differently. I find mixing it up for the lunch box is always a good idea. Dough Recipe The dough recipe is here. Dough Ingredients 310 g Luke warm water (1  1/3 cups) 1 sachet dry yeast 1 teaspoon salt […]

Zucchini & Parmesan Fritters

Zucchini & Parmesan Fritters Recipe

I made a big batch of these zucchini and parmesan fritters for dinner and used the leftovers in the lunch box the next day.  My kids enjoyed them! Zucchini & Parmesan Fritters This is a simple and easy meal to make. I use a variations of this recipe. Ingredients 2 large /3 medium zucchini (about […]

Blueberry & Coconut Muffins

Blueberry & Coconut Muffins

This is a variation on the coconut bread I often make.  Great for an afternoon treat or I often make it in mini size for the lunch box. Ingredients 1 Cup SR Flour 1 Cup Desiccated Coconut 1/2 Cup Sugar 3/4 Cup Milk 1/2 Cup Frozen Blueberries Method 1. Gently mix all ingredients until just […]

Cinnamon Scrolls Recipe (4 Main Ingredients)

Cinnamon Scrolls Recipe - Thermomix

On a cool afternoon, I sometimes make a batch of cinnamon scrolls for the kids after school.  They can be ready in under 20 minutes! The recipe I use is adapted from the Thermomix Forum. I make it  with no icing (because it’s sweet enough) and converted to a non-thermomix method too.  (If you want to […]