I have a very full week next week with a combination of school meetings, school functions and extra curricular activities for me. End result means I am out many nights, so I have done as much meal prep as I could to make the school nights easier for the coming week.
I have listed all recipes and tips etc below if you are keen to try out any of the recipes!
For the kids’ lunches and snacks
- Chocolate balls – always winners with the kids. If you need a gluten free version try this one or the traditional recipe can be found here.
- Roasted chicken – the 17 year old works at a local supermarket and brought home a roast chook so I have cut it up for kids to have in rolls and wraps.
- Chocolate rice puffs – the original purpose of this was for a cereal, but the kids like to have it as a snack without milk as well. You can find the recipe here.
- Veggies – cut up carrot, capsicum and snap peas
For adult lunches:
- Roasted sweet potato – I make this in an air fryer. You can read more about it here.
- Sweet chilli chicken – super tasty in lettuce cups with some veggies and the sweet potato. You can find the recipe here.
- Cut up chicken and veggies to make this satay in bulk.
- Home made bread crumbs: My kids don’t like eating the ends of the loaves of bread and often we are left with a stale slice or too. I chuck all these into the freezer, wait for them to build up and then bake them in oven, pulse them in the food processor and I have a fresh batch of breadcrumbs for the next time I make chicken schnitzel for the kids.
- Frozen bananas: I have a smoothie for breakfast everyday and many of the kids will have smoothies for breakfasts or snacks, so I like to flash freeze the bananas. You can see my process here.
- Kombucha: I have been brewing my own kombucha for many years now. The original recipe I used was from Ivy of Real Food Agenda, but her website isn’t live at the moment.
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