Lunch Box Ideas – June

This give away has now closed. Thank you to all those who entered. The winner was:

Name: tracey
Comment: what a great idea! I’m ashamed that I had never considered how much wrap we throw away each day. And I’m a big recycler! The bird and butterfly prints are both gorgeous and my daughter would love them. So great to educate them about these pouches at a young age. Thank you for enlightening me !!


In this month’s lunch box ideas you will notice I have new wraps for the kids. Our delightful puppy is now 6 months and as it eating everything like:

  • Pencils
  • Computer Cords
  • Shoes
  • Pens
  • Books
  • My chocolates (there were expensive and I was devastated, even more devastated after I had to clean up the vomit that followed 🙁 – and yes I know chocolates are bad for dogs as was worried about him too.)
  • And the kids sandwich wraps!

So we now have new wraps and pockets courtesy of a wonderful sponsor of the blog 4MyEarth and we are working on the puppy’s obedience and puppy proofing the house as much as we can.

Below are some lunch box ideas for June and at the end you have the chance to win a 4MyEarth Value Pack.

Lunch Box Ideas – June Set 1

June Lunch Box Ideas 2
English Muffin Pizza

June Lunch Box Ideas 2
Strawberry Yogurt Cupcakes – I usually don’t ice them for school lunches, but these ones were left over from our family picnic.

June Lunch Box Ideas 2 - cupcake wrapped
So the icing wouldn’t get the wrap too messy, I just put a small piece of baking paper on top before I wrapped it.

June Lunch Box Ideas 2
Peas in a pocket! I didn’t order as many of the pockets as I wasn’t sure how easy they would be to keep clean. The kids love the pockets and they are actually really simple to turn inside out and wipe out on a daily basis. Also you can hand or machine wash them with no problems.

June Lunch Box Ideas 2
Vita Weats.

And a Pink Lady Apple

Together lunch box set 1 looks like:
June Lunch Box Ideas 2

Lunch Box Ideas – May Set 2

June Lunch Box Ideas 1
Homemade Sushi

June Lunch Box Ideas 1
Special K Biscuits

June Lunch Box Ideas 1

June Lunch Box Ideas 1
Red Capsicum

June Lunch Box Ideas 1
Mini Wheats

Lunch box set 2 looks like:
June Lunch Box Ideas 1

For more inspiration, the table below list some fruit and veg which are in season for June. 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 Fruit for May:Seasonal Vegetable for May:
apples: bonza, braeburn,
cox's orange pippins, fuji, gala,
golden delicious, granny smith,
jonagold, jonathan, lady williams,
mutso, pink lady, red delicious,
snow, sundowner
persimmonavocados: fuerte, sharwill
custard applepomelobeetroot
mandarin: ellendalekale
melons: champagne, nashi, peas
oranges: navelpumpkin
pears: beurre bosc, josephine,

You can see more lunch box ideas here and read more about my school lunch box process here.

4MyEarth Sandwich Wrap Value Pack Give Away

4MyEarth are giving away to one reader of Planning With Kids a fab value Sandwich Wrap Value Pack. The pack contains:

  • 1 snack wrap
  • 1 sandwich wrap
  • 1 sandwich pocket
  • 1 snack pocket

It is valued at $36.00. I am super impressed with these wraps and am sure if you win one set you will soon buy more for the other kids (if you have them!) They are made from polyester and are:

  • PVC free
  • Non-toxic
  • Heavy metal free
  • Phthalate free
  • BPA Free
  • Coating decomposes without harm to environment- unlike PUL or Nylon which is not biodegradable
  • All hand or machine washable

To enter simply:

  • Visit 4MyEarth and then come back and leave a comment below letting me know briefly which of the 8 designs you would choose and why.
  • The giveaway is open to Australian residents only.
  • You may only enter once.
  • Entries close at 5pm Sat 9th June and will be announced on the blog later that day.
  • Good luck!