Many mornings are spent rushing through a checklist in order to get done and get out of the door in time for school and work. And this also means that you don’t always have time to pack lunch boxes unless you’re armed with a lineup of fast lunchbox recipes and ideas. Here’s some advice that’ll help you stick to the easiest and most wholesome picks.
Top fast lunchbox recipes
Press some puff pastry into muffin tins top with sauce and cheese, and then bake them in the morning before school. You can also make these the night before school. Kids love the fast lunchbox recipes because they’re great at room temperature and ideal for little hands.
More often than not, whole apples ten to make their way back home again uneaten. Instead of packing an apple, try coring an apple and stuffing it with some peanut butter, honey, chocolate chips and raisins. Next, slice the apple and pack as a lunchbox snack. It’ll intrigue your kids and make eating fruits more tempting at break time.
Make your own ham and cheese-filled pockets using some store-bought bread dough. You can check out this fun and interesting recipe on Taste of Home. P.S. make more than just one batch and freeze them for on-the-go lunchbox ingredients on those hectic days.
Waldorf Chicken Sarmies
Add some chewy raising, crunchy chopped apples and toasted walnuts to an otherwise boring chicken mayo and give your kid he or she can actually look forward to at lunchtime. These sweet and tangy sandwiches can be tailored to suit your family’s preferences, like adding more raisins or omitting the nuts.
Special Peanut Butter Sarmies
For a fun new twist on the classic Peanut Butter & Syrup sandwich, mix the peanut butter with some orange juice and dates for added sweetness and add apples or walnuts to the sandwich for a crunchy twist.
Mini Peanut Butter Muffins
Standard muffins might be a tad too big for your little human, but mini choc-chip muffins are just the right size for a school lunchbox. Check out this quick and easy recipe from Taste of Home.
Grab a wrap, some cream cheese, a little lettuce and shredded chicken and make a wrap. Roll up the wrap and slice into small-hand-approved chunks and pack it in your kiddo’s lunchbox. These are fast lunchbox recipes that hit the sweet spot when it comes to savoury snacks!