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Inspiration from Angeline at Bambino Love.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
No more stress! Get your little ones involved in making their lunchbox with the fun sandwich cutters and bento accessories. We ensure your lunch box will never be boring anymore and lunch boxes will keep coming home empty.

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I hope these ideas have helped you with your lunch packing.
Kind regards
Angeline at www.bambinolove.com.auBambino Love

 

It’s been a while since I did a post… 

It’s been a while since I last did a post on here. I have been busy starting to study, we now own a puppy who loves to chew everything and wee/poo anywhere, school holidays were a couple of weeks ago too where I had family come stay for nearly two weeks and I celebrated my 30th birthday and had a party to celebrate between all of that. And all of the other wonderful everyday things have happened like the good old washing, folding, cooking, cleaning, food shopping etc that all still needs doing. So yes life has been pretty busy the past month or so. I need to be a lot kinder to myself and stop worrying so much about silly stuff. 

So it’s now time to get back into some sort of routine with everything- from eating healthy to having healthy meals ready to eat and being organized with everything. 

I know when I am in survival mode I find myself packing lunches that are not my ideal ones and I eat things I know I shouldn’t as well. I’m only human and make mistakes after all. I also need to remind myself no one is perfect and to stop comparing myself to others. 

Anyway, with that all said- here are my kids lunches for tomorrow. I’m sure they will enjoy them as much as I over analyze everything I pack some days… I need to remind myself my kids are happy and fed and they eat lots of fruit and vegetables and aren’t super fussy which is great! Now to get myself into some sort of routine with everything again… Have a great week everyone! 

From Anita oxo 
  

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Have a great week! 


From Anita @ Lunchbox Ideas For Kids 

 

Top 10 tips for making packing lunches easier, healthier and Fun! 

Hi everyone! 

I have had some people contact me with wanting help with what to pack in their own or their child’s lunchbox. Well, for your convenience and to help, I have created a document for you all to read and get ideas etc from. Please feel free to leave some feedback below, whether constructive or positive. Have a great week and I hope I have helped in some way or another. 

Feel free to email me any time at anita@lunchboxideasforkids.com.au and I can help you with any questions you may have. Also, don’t forget to follow my blog and sign up to get email notifications of when I put new blog posts on here. 

*If you would like a PDF version of this document please feel free to email me on the above email address.* Thank you. 

Have a great day! 

From Anita 

      

 

Today’s lunches 17.02.2015

Today is my sons first day back at daycare one day a week since October last year. I think I may be more excited about it compared to him! He will love it and have so much fun and it gives me time to catch up on a few things around the house etc. It will do him good to go do something without me again too and to interact with other kids again some more. Anyway, the kids lunches are packed.

In the Yumbox is: homemade banana bread with butter, cheese and Vegemite wrap, capsicum, rock melon, apple and some cheese. In the easy lunchbox I have: savory veg muffin loaf, homemade banana bread with butter, apple, capsicum and a Vegemite and cheese wrap.

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I love it when lunch is already packed for me!😊

Thank god I packed my lunchbox yesterday to use for the next couple of days. I got home and was busy doing things before and then suddenly realized I was hungry. So I grabbed out my fuel bento lunchbox (I got from Munchbox Mini) that was packed of goodies, heated my steak, cabbage, mushies and asparagus that were in there (how handy is that! I didn’t have to take it out of the lunchbox!) and then I heated some coconut flour flatbreads/wraps I made yesterday that were in the freezer and I was good to go! I am loving it! I couldn’t fit them both in as I was full.

Oh and my son loved me packing him his panino Yumbox lunchbox to take when we were in town catching up with a friend for coffee as he got to munch and have his babycino while I relaxed and caught up with a friend too. And well, my daughter as always loves having her easy lunchbox (from Little Bento World) packed and in the fridge at school. Oh and I used the square egg shapers (from Little Bento World) for the first time last night with some boiled eggs, Marlee is over the moon to have them as they have words on them. I hope I did them right, next time I think I need bigger eggs as mine kind of turned out like diamonds not square shapes, and that’s because of the user not because of the product.

So here we have it- all of our lunches for today!

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Lunch for tomorrow 30.01.2015

It’s late. All I want to do is crawl into bed so I packed my daughters lunch for tomorrow so I don’t have to get up early and do it.

I packed- a butter and Vegemite sandwich, red and green capsicum, cheese and an apple using the method below to keep it from going brown. She requested a sandwich today as everyone else gets them and she wanted one, so it feels like a treat for her having it for a change. She is so excited!
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