Whether you’re making a packed lunch for yourself, your partner, or your kids, inspiration can sometimes be lacking, and you might find that you are packing the same food or kinds of food every time you need to make one. Sandwiches, fruit, and a sweet or savory snack are fine, but they’re not very exciting and can soon become very dull.
However, there are some wonderful ways to make your packed lunches much more interesting and something to look forward to. Read on to find out what they are.
When you use skewers to keep your sandwiches together, they are instantly transformed from something regular and somewhat dull into something that is immediately much more fun to eat. All you need to do is make your sandwiches as usual and cut them into smaller squares, then stick them onto the skewers.
One of the best things about making skewered sandwiches is that you can combine any ingredients you want to, using up leftovers where you can. This solves food waste and offers you and your family tasty new food combinations. Since the sandwiches are on skewers, you can even ‘mix and match’ and create the sandwiches you want as you go along.
If your children aren’t so keen on eating the right amount of fruit, it can be hard to keep them fit and healthy. You want them to eat and be full, so it can be tempting to fill their lunch boxes with other snacks like candy, cookies, or crackers, but these are not good for anyone’s health, and should only be eaten in moderation.
In order to help your family eat more fruit, pack them dried fruit in their packed lunches. Dried fruit is extra sweet due to the drying process and it tastes even better than its regular counterpart – it will be like eating candy, only this ‘candy’ is healthy. Another positive about dried fruit is that it won’t be brown by the time lunch comes around like other fruit can be.
In fact, dried fruit is a great snack to take with you wherever you go – nutritious and healthy it can be ideal to take with you when you have bought tickets from TicketSales for a show, when you go for a walk, when you visit the cinema, or anywhere else.
Sometimes sandwiches, no matter how good they might taste or what interesting shapes they are cut into, can be boring. Especially if you have the same things every day. In order to change things up, why not make wraps instead? You can pre-make them the night before so that they are ready to go in the morning, and that will save you time but also mean that you can include some really tasty and unusual fillings.
Some wrap fillings that tend to go down well are:
- Avocado, mozzarella, and pesto
- Peanut chicken
- Shrimp cocktail
- Tofu and spring onion
- Peanut butter and banana
- Rainbow vegetable
So now that we gave you some suggestions- I hope they help! Btw make sure to check out this post- How to take better care of your family