We all know that children can be notoriously fussy eaters and there’s nothing more depressing than having their lunchbox come home almost as full as it was in the morning. So how can you get your children to eat more of their packed lunch? Of course, there are no magic solutions, but involving children in making decisions about their packed lunches will help them to feel more positive about them. These tips will show you how.
OK, hands up! Who has ever been guilty of munching a sandwich at their desk while checking their emails or updating their Facebook status? We’ve all practised that particular version of a ‘working lunch’ and it’s not very enjoyable, is it? Taking a proper lunch break not only feels better but also makes you more productive as well, so why not use these tips to make lunchtimes a bit special and improve your efficiency at the same time?
When planning ahead to prepare home-made packed lunches your freezer is definitely your best friend. Cooking in bulk and batch baking are both fantastic ways to make sure you have some delicious home-cooked goodies that can simply be dropped into your lunchbox at any time. You can also buy ready-made items that can be kept in the freezer until you need them. And most items can be put straight into your lunchbox frozen – they will be defrosted by lunchtime when you’re ready to eat.
So here are five great ways to use your freezer to help with packed lunch preparation.