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Bendigo Pre-School
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Lunchbox ideas

Children can be fussy eaters, and often get stuck eating the same things over and over---usually by their own lack of interest in trying new foods.

While we always encourage children to try new foods at home, we also believe it's important for children to help choose what they will eat. Below are a few lunchbox ideas and recipes from our teachers, along with past and current parents of Bendigo Pre-School students.

Simple items

These can be purchased and require little to no preparation.

beans
rolls
sundried tomato
blueberries
pineapple
fresh/dried fruit
grapes
crackers/dry biscuits
bread sticks
hardboiled eggs (shelled)
yoghurt tubs
muesli bars
carrot
sandwiches
dry cereal
wraps
tuna and corn dip
bananas
pears
cheese slices
homus or cream cheese dip
snow/sugar peas
celery sticks
pepita/pumpkin/sunflower seeds
cucumber
watermelon
strawberries
capsicum slices
apples
raspberries
olives

Recipes

www.kidspot.com.au Sundried tomato & feta muffins
kitchen.nine.com.au Vegetable frittata cups
www.kidspot.com.au Cinnamon apple chips
www.kidspot.com.au No-bake trail mix cookies
kitchen.nine.com.au Ham & vegetable wrap
www.taste.com.au Banana & blueberry muffins
www.taste.com.au Berry ricotta muffins
www.kidspot.com.au Sultana Bran snack bars
www.kidspot.com.au Super-healthy tahini balls
www.kidspot.com.au Toasted quinoa & oat bars
www.kidspot.com.au Sesame bars
www.kidspot.com.au Healthy spinach & feta dip
kitchen.nine.com.au Sushi hand rolls
www.kidspot.com.au Hummus dip & crackers