A SAVVY MUM has revealed how she preps an entire week’s worth of lunches for her family-of-five.
Suzanne, from Queensland, revealed an impressive photo of 25 lunchboxes for her three young kids, herself and her partner.
In the plastic boxes were tasty treats from sandwiches, chopped fruit, popcorn, biscuits, crisps and bagels.
Suzanne wrote on Facebook that she uses “Go Green” lunchboxes which help to keep food fresh for longer with their air tight lids.
She explained: “I pack two to three days at a time and it stays fresh. Even cut apple doesn't brown.”
In order to keep the boxes organised, each lid has the person’s name and the day it is to be eaten.
The mum-of-three said “nothing goes soggy”, as there’s no bread on Thursday or Friday, and she checks on Thursday to make sure nothing has gone gross.
She added that on Fridays, the kids get to order from the canteen, so not as much food is required.
In order to store all the lunchboxes, Suzanne said she keeps them all in a second fridge in her house.
What the NHS recommends schoolkids have for lunch
- Base the lunchbox on foods like bread, rice, pasta and potatoes – wholegrain ideally – too keep kids fuller for longer
- If your child isn't keen on wholegrain, try making sandwiches with one slice of white and one slice of wholemeal bread
- Try to keep lunchboxes interesting by using a variety of shapes like bagels, pittas and wraps
- Make food fun as lunches can be more exciting if the child has to put them together, like having foods for dipping and makes a change from sandwiches every day.
- Opt for low fat foods, like lean meats or fish.
- Cut down on the amount of spreads you put into sandwiches
- Always add a bit of salad and vegetables to the meal
- Cut down on the crisps
- Chop up some fruit or peal satsuamas and add those instead of sweets
- Cheese can be high in fat and salt so pick strong tasting ones or go for low-fat varieties
- Get the kids involved in making the lunch – they'll be more likely to eat it if they helped make it
Her highly-organised prep has seriously impressed hundreds of parents online, since it was shared on the Facebook group Lunchbox Mums.
One person raved: “This organisation makes my soul happy.”
Another added: “Wow Suzanne I am seriously impressed and my son would be very jealous at all the variety. Your a supermum, I wish my lunches looks this good.”
Meanwhile, another added: “All I can say is WOW. Very impressed.”
We shared how a mum was ‘lunchbox shamed’ by other mums for feeding her kids too much but reveals she was starved as a kid.
We also revealed how teachers revealed the worst school packed lunches… with some containing lager shandy, Red Bull and a McDonald’s Happy Meal.
And parents were previously furious at ‘ridiculously strict’ school dinner rules telling them to order pupil’s meals eight weeks in advance.
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