Some more lunch box ideas for the kids school lunches, this time using seasonal fruit and veg for May.
I just want to note that I am not a nutritionist. I receive many comments and emails from readers on the lunch box ideas. Most are happy for the inspiration, but there have been a couple recently who have noted concerns about the food I have put together, for example about the sugar content of the home made treats or that I do let our kids eat a highly processed food like sliced ham.
These lunch box ideas are what I actually feed our kids and taken into account with the rest of their diet and their level of physical activity, I am pretty happy with the balance they have. But like most things with parenting, there is always room for improvement so what I feed the kids for lunch is a work in progress.
Thank you to everyone who provides feedback, the gathering of wisdom on the posts I know helps lots of readers of the blog. Take for example the post from the weekend on Pear Muffins. There have already been suggestions in the comments on how to tweak the recipe to suit the preferred nutritional emphasis of their families – thanks for sharing!
So with that said, here are some of my lunch box ideas for May…..
Lunch Box Ideas – May Set 1
Lunch Box Ideas – May Set 2
For more inspiration, the table below list some fruit and veg which are in season for April. This isn’t a complete list, but just a selection of items that you might like to try including in the kids lunch boxes, either raw or baked into a snack / meal (more comprehensive lists can be found here Seasonal Fruit And Vegetables In Australia):
|Seasonal Fruit for May:||Seasonal Vegetable for May:||Seasonal Vegetable for May:|
|apples: bonze braeburn cox’s |
orange pippins fuji
gala golden delicious
granny smith jonagold
jonathan mutso pink lady
red delicious snow sundowner
|asian greens: bok choy |
choy sum gai laan
|mushrooms: wild field|
|banana||avocados: fuerte sharwill||olives|
|grapes: purple cornichon waltham |
|beetroot||onions: brown spring|
|pears howell josephine packham red sensation williams||cauliflower||shallots|
Have you road tested any new recipes for the kids’ lunch boxes?