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My children have just finished their first week back at school. Today’s post is what food my children chose and packed for school. You may notice that my daughter is not using her Planet Box ‘Rover‘ like she normally does- as seen in previous lunch box posts. She wanted to try something different this school term so she is using one of our other Lunchbots stainless steel storage containers. These lunches and snacks are plant-based (meat and dairy free) and nut free (nut free school).
I talk to my children about ‘rainbow food’ when packing snacks and lunch. My eldest is more interested in this at her age, so she tries to add variety of colour to her snacks and lunch. We don’t worry too much about getting the perfect ratio of protein, fats and carbs for school meals as long as they are getting a good variety of foods throughout the day.
Both of my children have a good breakfast and a quick bite just before school starts in the morning. Aside from morning tea and lunch at school, they also have afternoon tea (at school pick up time) and then dinner making it easy enough to get lots of nutrients throughout the day.
Having my children pack their own food helps give them choices (what foods they want and how much to eat) from what we keep in our fridge and pantry. Sometimes they don’t pack enough or they pack too much, so this is a great way to learn about how much food their bodies need. Drink wise- both of my children just drink water from their stainless steel water bottles.
I will do some more posts like this throughout the school term so you can see how things change as my children get older. I am always looking for healthy, preferably mostly wholefood school snack and lunchbox inspiration so I find these kind of posts really helpful.
The stainless steel lunchboxes shows above are the Lunchbots Duo and Lunchbots Quad.