*This is a collaborative post. Some items have been gifted.
Recently Yumbles got in touch with us and asked if we would like to come up with some lunch ideas for children over on my blog. Having two children in school and one toddler, packing their lunches everyday for school or on our days out can sometimes leave me feeling a bit lost for ideas.
I was really pleased to have the opportunity to use the Yumbox’s for the children along with some Wallaroo dried pineapple to incorporate into some fun and easy lunch ideas for them.
What I love most about the Yumbox is that there is zero plastic or wrapper waste. Food can safely be put straight into the Yumbox compartments and wont spill over because of its unique design. I also love it encourages me to be so much more creative with their lunches rather then just making sandwiches. I also love that you can add such a wide variety of different food for them into this one lunch box. It’s just great.
I even had a go at making my own egg muffins for an alternative to sandwiches which only Arthur enjoyed. But I am sure if I made them more the older two would enjoy as well.
Egg Muffin Recipe:
They were really easy to make.
- Scramble 6 eggs, cut up one pepper into tiny pieces and fry the pepper and a handful of spinach in a frying pan.
- Grease muffin tin and equally put the peppers and spinach into each compartment.
- Then grate cheese and add a tiny bit into each compartment too. Pour the egg equally into each compartment.
- Place in the oven for 15 minutes. Super easy.
Another alternative I like to sandwiches are wraps, you can either put marmite, or cream cheese to make is super easy, or add any other filing of your choice. I like to cut the wraps up into tiny little pieces they fit nicely into the Yumbox that way.
I haven’t photographed it here but a quick and simple pasta dish would be great to add in here as an alternative to a sandwich as well as a rice dish, which you could add some peas and sweetcorn to.
I also like the idea of adding cheese and crackers as an alternative to sandwiches.
Then you are free to add all sorts of different snacks into the Yumbox compartments for them here are some ideas I had:
Snack ideas for the Yumbox:
- Mini chedders,
- dried fruit
- a selection of any fruit you have at home
- veg like sugar snaps, peas and sweetcorn
- carrot sticks
- mini rice cakes
- cereal bars
5 Lunch ideas:
1. Egg, pepper and spinach muffin, with one boiled egg, soreen bread cut up, dried pineapple, apple and grapes, raisins, sliced cheese.
2. cheese spread wrap slices, yogurt and raisins, dried pineapple, grapes, cheese sliced, tomatoes and peppers.
3. Crackers, cheese slices, one boiled egg, soreen bread and dried pineapple, raisins, and grapes.
4. Egg pepper and spinach muffin, one boiled egg without the yolk, yogurt with raisins, dried pineapple, grapes, tomatoes and peppers.
5. Pasta with pesto sauce, raisins, yogurt, cucumber sliced, carrot sliced, hummus, strawberries and blueberries.
It is actually quite surprising how much you can fit into the Yumbox’s, and how creative you can actually be with their lunches.
I am looking forward to the children having them for their school lunches come the start if September. It will be nice to give them a variety of different foods in a container thats nice and easy to pack for them, air tight and leak proof, meaning no spillages and all food stays unspoiled in each of the compartments. Perfect for fussier eaters too.
I hope you enjoyed my five meal ideas, its nice to get a few ideas sometimes. Please do share any creative lunch ideas you have with me below.