In Mamamia’s Parenting Hacks series, real women share their tips and tricks on everything from meal prep to organisation to nailing the morning routine.
This week, Alison Said shares her six time-saving lunchbox rules.
With the school term well and truly underway, most of us are once again dreading the daily lunchbox grind.
You no longer need to fret, as we’ve got all of your lunchbox goals sorted here, which will make your kid the envy of the school-yard.
So what makes a balanced lunchbox, you may ask? Easy, remember the five finger rule...
Side note: The lunchbox tip that will make your kids love you. Post continues below.
Perhaps one of the easiest groups to satisfy your child’s taste. I always like to use what’s in season as it’s cheaper, more easily accessible and also exposes your child to an array of different fresh foods throughout the year.
Great options: Strawberries, berries, sliced apple or pear, banana, kiwi fruit, watermelon (I like to cut into "pizza" shapes), grapes.
Try these: Mandarin segments, sliced orange, goji berries, plums, avocado (mash it in a sandwich or serve in little cubes) or figs.