Lunch Box Challenge
Disclaimer: This is a giveaway post for Dairy Australia. I was compensated with a Tupperware Fuel Pack for my time. All opinions expressed are purely my own. No payment was offered nor accepted for this post.
Please excuse my daggy lunch making skills. I wish I could pack neat, cute lunches but it doesn’t work for me.
I am just going to come out and say it; I am still struggling with this school mum thing. One of the many things I am still having trouble with is the school lunch. What you see above is a typical lunch for Ellie, except we had run out of baby spinach, which I will probably never hear the end of.
I’ve mentioned before the importance of my children meeting their daily calcium needs and, at the start of the school year I was highly aware of the fact that I wasn’t sending Ellie calcium rich foods because I simply hadn’t thought about buying a refrigerator bag to keep things cool while in her bag through out the day.
Now, with our Tupperware Fuel Pack insulated lunchbox, I feel more comfortable sending cheese, yoghurt and milk to school but I am finding that the cheese I am sending has started coming home, even a milk came home unopened. I don’t blame her. It’s boring to have the same thing everyday. Except if that thing is baby spinach. Of course.
Like almost 50% of parents, I struggle to prepare and pack lunches which are exciting, healthy and child approved (Ellie is quite a fussy eater). I believe packing dairy foods for school is important, in fact, the day care we sent Jasper and Kahlei to insists, it is where they spend most of their day and it’s the place where they use most of their physical and mental energy.
In light of this, I have given myself a challenge to find new ways to meet her daily needs this coming week. I am happy to send cheese and crackers, a tub of yoghurt and milk, I just need to change it up enough to avoid it coming home. It does her no good if it’s not being eaten, it’s a waste and makes me feel like it’s just another thing I can’t quite get right. Yes, cheese can me me feel like that right now.
My plan is to come out of this with a list of foods and ideas I can prepare and freeze or simply have on hand in order to make each day’s lunch just that little bit different.
I’ve started by making some extra Zucchini Slice when I did dinner, all made and cut up and ready to go. A quick, easy, tasty and most importantly, approved-by-Ellie treat.
I will be keeping an eye on the Kids Need 3 facebook page for ideas as well as pouring through online recipes. And, I’ll be coming to you guys. How do YOU help your children meet their daily calcium needs? What do you send in their lunches and how do you keep them from becoming bored?
If you can share a tip or two with me, then you will go into the draw to win 1 of 2 Tupperware Fuel packs, valued at $71.40, thanks to Dairy Australia.
Tupperware Fuel pack includes;
- 2 x 250ml Fuel Pack Containers
- 1 x 500ml Fuel Pack Container – includes removable divider
- 1 x 1.25 Litre Fuel Pack Container – includes removable divider
- 1 x Insulated Bag
- 1 x Product Information Booklet
- 1 X Kids Good Health Recipe Book
Entries close midnight April 2nd 2013 (AEST, ie Sydney time) and the best answer, as determined by my family and myself, will win. Please note, entry is only open to Australian residents and be sure I have your contact details in case you win!! The prizes will be sent out by the PR firm.
If the prize is not claimed within a week, this competition will be redrawn.
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