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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.

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

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