wow school goes back this week! I can almost feel the tears as I think about waving my little twinnies off to big school. And I’m getting organised with all of the lunchboxes and drink bottles out to make sure I have enough, name tags have been sewn into every item of new school uniform, bags are out and a few last minute supplies to get before I send them off this week.
And a few of you asked for lunchbox ideas. I’m afraid I’m not that exciting with lunchboxes here. I try to pack healthy lunchboxes with lots of fruit that the kids love, they are pretty easy going with their sandwich requests – ham, cheese, vegemite. We don’t do a lot of prepackaged things but I do keep a box of muesli bars or le snaks up the top of the pantry for the end of the week when things are usually running out.
so if you like baking I’ve put together a list of some of my favourite recipes that work great in lunchboxes and I’m making a list of gluten free treats that can go in lunchboxes as I send my littlest miss off to preschool for the first time with a gluten free lunchbox every day.
This is an oldie but a goodie, it never lets me down. For the gluten free version I’ve just been using the white wings gf flour or macro and it tastes great. You can even leave out the butter and just add a dash more milk if you want to
another oldie but always a winner. I find if you use butter that you need to add more so use 200g butter or 125g margarine in this recipe. Always goes down a treat
You can leave out the choc chips to make these a dairy free treat, this recipe goes a long way.
Need no explanation, absolutely delicious and a great little treat.
Leave out the nuts please! Super healthy and delicious.
great to send in to class when it’s your little one’s birthday. Always be sure to ask if anyone has an allergy so that you could send something for them in – I like to do a few freddos or simple lollipops.
this is a little treat but has to be one of my favourite recipes and is also great for afternoon tea as a treat. It never lasts long and retro daddy is lucky to get a slice when he comes home at night.
perfect for big families or bulk baking!
Leave out the choc chips and double the raisins for a healthier cookie
Make sure you use a nut free muesli for these babies
These would be great for lunch or morning tea and especially for those non sandwich eaters in the family or for something a little different
You could throw in some chopped dates or another dried fruit for something different
not baking but a great treat for lunchboxes and picky eaters
Now that looks like a whole lot of sweet treats. I try to bake at least once or twice a week for lunchboxes and sweet treats aren’t in there every day. Other favourites are cheese and rice crackers, corn thins, cheese sticks, yoghurt, muesli bars, lots of fruit and I buy fruit that the kids love and doesn’t come back in the lunchboxes. Got a favourite baking recipe you’d like to share with my readers, just let me know about it…………..