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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

 

Lunch for tomorrow 28.01.2015

I’m organized already for tomorrow’s lunch which is great! My daughter came home from her first day of prep/school and brought me her lunchbox from today for me to clean out. Instead of packing it later tonight or early tomorrow morning, I packed a new lunchbox for her straight away. Lucky I have four of the easy lunch boxes ready to use each week!

Anyway- here is her lunch all ready to go! It includes- a homemade cheese and bacon bread roll with butter in the middle, capsicum sticks, carrot sticks leftover from making spirooli veggies for dinner, rock melon cut into cubes, sour cream mixed with some homemade milk kefir to get some great probiotics into her and some homemade processed sugar free banana bread with butter in the middle. I hope this is enough, although I think it should be as she didn’t eat all her lunch today!

Phew! We survived the first day! I’m buggered after getting up at 5am to go running/walking before the early start of getting the kids ready for school drop offs. I must say though my daughter made it easy as she was so excited to go this morning!

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My daughters lunch for tomorrow and my banana bread recipe!

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So here is my daughter’s lunch packed for kindy tomorrow. It consists of homemade processed sugar free banana bread, cheese slices, capsicum in sticks, leftover fish from dinner, fresh pineapple in chunks and homemade tortilla wraps with Vegemite and cheese inside. My daughter was excited already when she saw it earlier tonight so it is a good sign it will all get eaten!

Now here are some links to recipes I have used.

Tortillas- http://www.trtlmt.com.au/thermomix-tortillas/

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My processed sugar free banana bread recipe-

1 1/4 cups rolled oats
3 cups wholemeal self raising flour
2tspn homemade baking powder (I used the Thermomix everyday cookbook recipe)
3-4 overripe medium bananas (depending on size) peeled and mashed
150g melted butter
1 1/2 cups full cream milk
2tspn vanilla bean paste

**Please note- you can add 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup of your preferred sweetener or sugar. Our family likes it as is, without any extra sweetness and the bonus of it being a little bit healthier doing it this way.**

Heat your oven to 180 degrees (I usually do about 160-170 degrees in my fan forced oven). Line your baking tray with baking paper or muffin trays with spray oil or muffin papers.

Put bananas in the Thermomix bowl or mash the bananas with a fork until smooth or with electric hand beaters in a large bowl to minimize the splattering (speed 3 for 30 seconds in TMX). Set aside in another bowl.

Put the rest of the ingredients (except for banana) into the Thermomix bowl and mix on speed 3 for 10 seconds. (If using electric hand beaters mix on a medium speed and adjust to faster or slower if need be until combined).

Then add the banana and mix in the Thermomix on speed 3 for 30 seconds or until well combined with the electric hand beaters.

And ta-dar!!! You have super yummy banana bread to put into either muffin trays or a large deep baking tray or 2 x loaf tins.

Cook in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until a skewers slides out clean when you insert it in the middle.

Wait for it to cool for 10 minutes or so before you lather it in butter and enjoy (oops did I just say that!? Put as little or as much as you want haha).

Enjoy!