>
our gift to you

Feed them right from the start

Phone: +61 2 8959 5730
our gift to you

Feed them right from the start


Wholesome Child’s Favorite Lunchbox Recipes and Ideas

Posted by Mandy Sacher on May 04, 2015

Posted by Mandy Sacher on May 04, 2015

We all know that nutritious lunches help our kids perform better at school and provide them with the energy they need to enjoy active after-school play.


But, many moms and dads struggle to create healthy and appealing lunchbox alternatives to the humble peanut butter and jelly or cheese sandwich. Some kids love their sandwiches, so rather than trying to steer them away from this choice, why not try some of Wholesome Child’s best sandwich spread alternatives for variety and boosted nutritional intake?


Best sandwich spread alternatives:

  • Avocado and ricotta cheese
  • Raspberry and chia jelly (recipe in my book on pg. 223)
  • Butternut hummus
  • Mashed egg with mayonnaise, grated carrot and a sprinkle of sweet paprika (for a non-mayo dressing substitute with full cream yoghurt, 1 tsp Dijon mustard and olive oil)
  • Grilled cheese with added veggies – spread the bread with sweet potato or pumpkin puree before toasting! You can also add a veggie mix or nutritional yeast to the mix
  • Coconut oil, cinnamon, banana and ricotta cheese.

Whilst sandwiches are an easy option, variety is key and teaching children to eat and enjoy lunch choices other than sandwiches is a great way to expose them to new foods and increase their nutrient intake. Here are some of our creative lunchbox ideas which can reduce the ‘bread factor’. Remember to include a protein with each of the options below to sustain your little one for longer and aid with their concentration.

  • Sushi rolls
  • Rice paper rolls
  • Mountain bread wraps
  • Cauliflower pizza bases with melted cheese
  • ‘Sandwich pops’ – cut sandwich squares and push onto a skewer – this not only reduces the amount of bread, it also teaches variety and looks very novel to younger kids!

As the weather gets cooler, and to add some variety to your kid’s lunches, why not try the following recipes which are huge favorites with kids of all ages? A hot tip here is to keep all new options mini-sized – this is less confronting and more ‘taste-test’ friendly for little hands and mouths. The following options are Wholesome Child’s top five favorite lunchbox meals:

For younger children in particular, food is very visual, so try moulding your meatballs or patties into different shapes, or add a face to the top of their quiche with a few pieces of sweetcorn and carrot. It’s amazing what a star, heart or teddy bear can get a child to eat!

Share this on:


Share this on:


Other Posts