Even though I endorse the use of packaged foods as long as they are additive and preservative free; we still practice moderation, particularly in school lunchboxes .....
Do you find it difficult to think what to put in school lunches that is free of nasty chemicals? I thought I would share with you our typical lunch box that I made this morning.
I have a couple of rules for my lunches:
1. It must have a dairy product
2. It must have at a minimum one piece of fruit
3. Whole grain bread is used for the sandwiches
4. Sandwich must have at least one vegetable
5. Only one manufactured snack (beside the yoghurt)
I try and do as much homemade as time allows so in the second picture is a slice of homemade orange cake coloured with Hopper Foods Natural food colourings. No icing.
So today's lunch was:
A Vaalia yoghurt
Sandwich with Brumbys wholemeal bread,
Coles home brand tuna with mayo and corn
Home brand Coles plain potato chips
Home made orange cake.
Note the portion sizes? A child doesn't need a whole packet of chips or a large size yoghurt. Buy your chips in bulk rather than individual packets and buy fruit that's in season. This all helps to keep the cost down.
And because we are in Australia always remember to put in some ice blocks to keep cool.
What did you pack today that is additive and preservative free?
Bec Taylor is a lover of all things quick, convenient and tasty. Her favorite foods are sloppy, cheesy and hopefully cooked in one pot as she hates doing the dishes!