5 Healthy Pack Ups for Kids

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Parents rejoice! The tots are heading back to school over the coming week. Back to school runs and traffic; back to homework and packed lunches. We can help out with at least one of these. Instead of sending your kid with the normal cheese sandwich, banana and yogurt, why not surprise them with these quick, healthy and tasty packed lunches?

Turkey-Cheese Pita Pockets

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Sticking to the recipe from Bon Appetit isn’t a necessity. Change up the spinach for lettuce or the cucumber for tomato or beetroot, the options are endless. Pita bread means kids can enjoy their sandwich without dripping sauces from between the slices and fun concoctions can be held within. Maybe even once a week make it an American PB&J treat?

Baby Peas and Cheese Frittata with Pretzels and Fruit

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This frittata from Marla Meridith is a filling lunchbox option for your older children. What’s great about this recipe is you can use any sort of cheese or veggies, perfect for those fussy kids that won’t eat anything green!

Pea and Noodle Fritters

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Looking for something a bit different for your kids lunch? These Pea and Noodle Fritters from Taste.com.au are a perfect snack served with fresh veggies and some fruit. Homemade with low calorie noodles these fritters contain none of the chemicals or preservatives of processed food; plus, your kids will love them.

Apple and Peanut Butter Sandwiches

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Kids will be begging for this one even when they are out of school. Fun and Food Cafe bring us the apple and peanut butter sandwiches. Creatively switch of out slices of bread for cored, horizontally sliced apples, then sandwich between them peanut or almond butter, semi sweet chocolate chips and a sprinkling of oats. Fun, fresh and tasty.

Fruit Skewers

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No one can beat a good fruit skewer. What’s even better? If you’re running late in the morning the kids will enjoy helping you put them together for lunch, though they may sneak a piece of fruit or two! Serve with lovely thick Greek yogurt for a tots tasty treat that is also healthy for them!

Kids boxed lunches don’t have to be boring. Bring a little colour with flavourful veggies and fruits. Leave a special note in their box for them to find when they open it. Or just a little something extra with a special homemade snack!