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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

 

Lunches from the last couple of days…

Well school went back today and Marlee was excited to go back which was great. I must say I do operate better having routine of the daily school drop off and pick ups and having to get things done between those times. I really did enjoy the time off with the kids and at the same time found it challenging being out of routine.  

As you can see with the kids lunchboxes below, I have packed quite similar lunches for the kids the past couple of days and ready for tomorrow as well. I am all about using up leftovers and sticking with things that work as well. Marlee’s lunchbox came back empty today and I’m not sure if it’s because she loves her new design Yumbox or if she was just hungry. It does seem to fit a lot more food then the last design of the original which is great and the fact it is leakproof is awesome! I highly recommend them along with the other lunchboxes I use as well. They all have varying qualities and have different benefits of using each one. 

  

Inside the above Panino Yumbox lunchbox is: grated carrot, capsicum, sugar free pikelet with butter, plain homemade popcorn, grated cheese and homemade zucchini slice. 

  

In the above Lunchbots lunchbox is capsicum, two slices of homemade zucchini slice, tomato sauce for dipping in the kids konserve pot,  cheese and Vegemite on mountain bread wraps and a sugar free pikelet with butter. 

In the two Yumbox lunchboxes are cheese and Vegemite on mountain bread wraps, plain homemade popcorn, capsicum and grated cheese. The two easy lunchboxes are packed with sugar free pikelets with butter, grated carrot, cheese and Vegemite on mountain bread wraps, plain home cooked popcorn and grated cheese. 

For my family and I, I am all about keeping the food simple, fresh and mainly whole foods. I am aiming to cut out processed food from my kids and my diet as the more whole foods they eat without preservatives and additives the better! I also believe fresh is best and I still give them ‘treats’ along the way as well. 

Today’s lunch 27.02.2015

I packed this lunch last night when I cooked dinner. We had teriyaki chicken sushi last night as it was too hot to eat anything else. So in went some mini sushi I made with my new sushi maker mould. I also popped in some capsicum, apple, sugar free banana bread and love heart shaped cheese. I hope she likes it. Another day of a sandwich free lunchbox, yahoo!

Marlee actually requested a sandwich for her lunchbox when I asked what she wanted packed. But I said no and that she can have sandwiches at home only sometimes and she was totally fine with it which was great. I’m one proud mum!

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Yogurt dough recipe finally made :)

So we finally made the famous yogurt dough recipe. Simple, easy and super fast! 2 cups self raising flour (I used 3/4 cup white sr flour and 1 1/4cups of wholemeal self raising flour) with 1 cup full fat Greek yoghurt and mixed it in my Thermomix for 10 seconds then on the knead setting for 1.5mins. You can mix it by hand until it forms a dough and then knead it by hand for 5 mins if you don’t have a thermomix. We used ours as cheese and Vegemite shaped doughs and scrolls. The kids love them! 😀😀

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Lunch for 08.02.2015

Anyone else feeling slack? I should be cooking dinner or doing folding but instead I did my daughters lunch for school as I don’t find that a chore. I hope she loves her apple that is sliced thinly and I used cookie cutters to take out the core bit.

Packed inside is a savoury veg muffin with no added sugar tomato sauce to dip in, capsicum, apple, grapes and a Vegemite and cheese wrap rolled and cut into pieces like sushi.

I hope Marlee enjoys it!

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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 04.02.2015

I have packed Marlee’s lunch for tomorrow. It’s a nice and easy one for me tonight. A wrap with Vegemite and grated cheese, rock melon, a sugar free pikelet with butter and some frozen plain spaghetti with olive oil mixed through to stop it from drying out. I hope she likes it.

***A tip for anyone using fruit in their lunch boxes that aren’t leakproof- use some folded paper towel underneath and on top to stop any liquid from leaking out.***

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Lunch for tomorrow 02.02.2015

It’s that time again… Packing lunches for school tomorrow. While I cooked dinner earlier I made my daughter and partners lunches.

In the wraps are chicken dipped in cornflour and moroccan seasoning mixed together and cooked in olive oil and butter. There is also capsicum, carrot, lettuce and cheese.

In my daughters lunchbox is homemade bread with butter inside, carrot and capsicum leftover from dinner, fresh pineapple cut into pieces and homemade processed sugar free banana bread with butter in the middle of it. Yummo! Hopefully tomorrow’s lunch gets eaten as she hasn’t been eating much at school the past week.

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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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