Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Lunch Ideas for School Kids (4)

Below is another set of four lunch ideas for school children. If you would like to check out the previous ones, you can check here, here, and here.

1. Lunch and Snack:
  • Cream cheese and chia wraps
  • Lightly boiled squash with some dried mint on top
  • Cranberries
  • Homegrown corn on the cob
full of nutrients
2. Lunch and Snack:
  • A sandwich in multigrain bread (with poppy seeds) with cream cheese, cucumber, tomato and chia seeds
  • A vegetable salad with raw mushroom, cucumber, carrot and some homegrown salad leaves
  • Green and red grapes
  • An apple
lunch ideas for kids

3. (Light) Lunch:
  • Green salad leaves (sorrel, baby spinach and lettuce)
  • Red capsicum
  • Fetta cheese cubes
  • Linseed
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Goji berries
light lunch

4a. Lunch and Snack:
  • Cooked pasta shapes
  • Lightly boiled broccoli
  • Lightly boiled green beans
  • Raw red capsicum
  • Apple slices
  • Strawberries
lunch for school

4b. Snack for Miss Junior
(Same as 4b except for pasta and apple)
  • Lightly boiled broccoli
  • Lightly boiled green beans
  • Raw red capsicum 
  • Strawberries
healthy lunch

Friday, 15 May 2015

On the Road with Kids and the Spud Festival

local circus
A local school circus
Just recently, I read an article somewhere that suggested a great distraction idea for kids during road trips. The timing couldn't have been any better! Just the other weekend, we decided to go to the 'Great Trentham Spudfest' in a beautiful little town in Victoria, Trentham.

potato types and where to use them
Types of potatoes and when to use them

We decided to go to the festival the night before. Since the kids were in bed by then, I easily went online, checked them out on their website, and made a few print outs. They had some printable colouring pages for a competition and a map, which was what I had just needed. 

Trentham primary school
Local school kids' potato sack artwork
The map wasn't much detailed and only showed a few streets but I found another one online that worked better for the purpose. Here is the distraction! I highlighted the route for them to keep a track of our way to the festival. While we were enjoying the beautiful views, kids were busy trying to follow the highlighted instructions on the map and see what was coming up soon. It worked really well for my 6 year old son and our 4 year old daughter was happy to just keep trying and also following her brother's map with him. 

kids artwork
Potato sacks turned into canvases
The festival was really well organised. There were many paid and free activities for kids and lots to see for adults. The hat shop was just amazing and my son also scored himself one of his most favourite pairs of gloves. They played golf, raced in potato sacks, had some hot potato swirls and more. There were over twenty types of potatoes on display! We also watched lots of shows both by professional bands and groups and some local school children. Hubby's favourite was the famous Australian chef, media personality and several restaurants owner Guy Grossi's live cooking show. He made making gnocchi from scratch look so easy and he was quite funny too. 

beautiful Victoria
On the way to Trentham Spudfest

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Lunch Ideas for School Kids (3)

This is the third set of four lunchbox ideas here after this and this on Home of Homemade Treasures blog so far. Definitely more is planned. Please feel free to share your lunchbox ideas with us in the comments section below as well. Enjoy!

1. Lunch and Snack
  • Warm green lentil and pasta soup (in thermos)
  • Pineapple slices
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Melon slices
2. Lunch and Snack
  • Homemade pancakes
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries

3. Snack:
  • Watermelon and banana kebabs

4. Lunch and Snack
  • Couscous with cherry tomatoes and green leaves
  • Cucumber slices and carrot sticks
  • Melon slices and blueberries