It’s a brand new year and while there will always be a place for a simple protein-packed peanut butter sandwich, we’ve devised some more nutritious and inspired choices for food-on-the-go.
When it comes to planning ahead, muffins are a great choice! Go gluten-free and make egg-based muffins with chopped bacon, grated cheese and veggies (perfect for getting in those vitamins) or make a batch of sweet or savoury muffins that you can freeze – simply pop the muffin into the lunchbox the night before and it’ll be ready to eat the next day.
Make a batch of healthy nut and fruit bars for grab-and-go snacks – nuts are an excellent source of protein and essential omegas (great for boosting brain activity) and dried fruits provide an instant energy boost.
An oozy grilled cheese sandwich is one of the best ways to satisfy ravenous children who’ve just home from school. Prepare the sandwiches ahead of time so that the kids can grill their own, and make a batch of grilled veggies to either pop into the sandwich or for munching on while they wait for the sandwich to toast.
Up your family’s fruit and veggie intake by pre-chopping everyone’s favourites and storing these in airtight containers in the fridge. The vegetables can be used to fill up wraps or enjoyed with a yoghurt dip, and the fruit can feature in delicious nutrient-packed smoothies.
Short on time? Cooking a little extra at dinner can save you plenty of time when prepping lunches. Go with family favourites that taste good both hot or cold, such as meatballs, pasta and casseroles.
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