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

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