It’s a morning of mixed emotions for our family with miss Sybbie starting early entry at kindy today. At just 3.5 years old she is quite young and very nervous about going somewhere without mummy (and mummy is just as nervous about leaving her!) but we know it is in her best interest. As of this week I will have four kids at kindy/school and four lunch boxes to prepare, bring on the healthy lunch ideas:
I don’t know about you but after three whole terms of prepping lunches I am starting to feel a little uninspired. Clever mamas and talented cooks Cherie Schetselaar and Britney Rule (who have 11 kids between them!) are coming to the rescue with a fabulous new cookbook: The Mix + Match Lunchbox (RRP $29.99)
The Mix + Match Lunchbox is all about creating a nutritious, balanced lunchbox that is varied and fun. To help you get started the book offers a handy, detailed introduction eg. healthy lunch do’s and don’ts, recommended serving per age, essential products and fun tools, tips for prepping, storing and freezing and more. Once you have mastered the basics you can begin making your own mix and match lunch boxes.
The easy-to-use spiral bound book is split into three horizontal sections that represent the different food groups: Wholegrain, Protein and Fruit and Veggie. Simply pick one of each and you’ve got yourself the perfect balanced lunchbox, easy as pie! Crusty Bread Dippers, Cream Cheese Pinwheels, Cinnamon Fruit Dip… Mix and match your way to a massive 27,000 different combinations, kids will love eating combos they picked themselves and mum can rest assured they’re all healthy and wholesome.
And there’s more to love about this book: The pages are wipe-clean so you don’t have to worry about sticky fingers and, my favourite part, at the back you will find a bunch of gorgeous tear-out cards with sweet messages, funny jokes or Did You Know’s for your little eater. Who doesn’t love finding a surprise note in their lunchbox?
To find out more about Exisle Publishing, to take a closer look at ‘The Mix + Match Lunchbox’ and to order a copy online visit www.exislepublishing.com.au.