A big hello from Melbourne. My name is Angeline, the founder of Bambino Love, mother of two gorgeous children. I love to encourage healthy eating and create nutritious food for my children. When I make lunch for my children, it needs to be fast and easy as time is precious. I always look for high quality, durable, reusable and zero waste lunch box products, with less disposable packaging for a healthier planet. At Bambino Love, I stock imported eco-friendly and good quality zero waste lunch boxes, insulated lunch bags, fun sandwich cutters, bento accessories and a wide range of baby feeding products.
We are a small Australian business who believe in providing the ultimate customer experience. Bambino Love only stock products that are BPA-Free, Phthalate-Free and eco-friendly. We are here to help you by supplying food and lunch box products that make meal time fun and enjoyable.
I would like to share some ideas that may be helpful to pack homemade lunches in a bento lunch box. I usually like to pack at least 4 types of foods: carbs/grain (carbohydrates), proteins, vegetables and fruits. I always include some type of vegetables in each lunchbox. Yes, even if I know it will come home uneaten. It sometimes take years for a kid from “NO” to being willing to try. High protein food will help kids stay fuller longer.
I like to pack with bold colours as it provides great visual impact and creates a better appetite.
Colours that you may consider : Red, Yellow, Orange and Green.
Examples: Carrot, bell pepper/capsicum, strawberries, plum, tomato, red radish, apple, corn, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, orange, lemon, grapes, raspberries, nectarines, banana, lettuce, cucumber, green onion, edamame, broccoli, spinach, snap peas, asparagus, green beans, brussels sprouts, green peas and kiwi fruit.
Always plan ahead what you would like to put in the lunch box. To cut down the preparation time, left overs from dinners would be ideal. You may pre-cook in big bulk dinner meals and freeze it. You may like to bake muffins, mini sausage rolls, zucchini fritters, pizza scrolls, patties, pies, cheese and bacon scrolls, banana bread, mini meatballs and mini quiches in a big batch and freeze it. You may pre-cut your vegetables and keep them in the fridge.
Here are some school lunches that I made for my kid using Boon Cargo, Bentgo kids, Lunchbots bento box.
A food cup is great for keeping wet things away from dry ones and hold loose items like blueberries in one place.
I send the lunch box to school in an insulated bag with cooling panel that keeps the food cool the whole day long at school with a frozen smoothie or yoghurt in a reusable food pouch.
You may use any type of lunch boxes to pack your kids school lunch. Get ones that are BPA-free and chemical free for your kids. You may also add on some cute and funny food picks, a lunchbox note and use silicone food cups. If you are packing hot food for your child, look for a thermal insulated food jar that is able to keep your food warm for hours.
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I hope these ideas have helped you with your lunch packing.
Angeline at www.bambinolove.com.au