When packing lunch boxes in a hurry it helps to have a list you can look at and quickly makeÂ choices from. Â This also helps during those last minute shopping tripsâ€¦â€¦.what to buy? Â Iâ€™m a bit of a list freak, a symptom of having six children and lots to do. Â Iâ€™m guessing youâ€™reÂ busy too, so I am going to start a list of lunchÂ box fillers. Â Once you have your main source of protein, carbohydrates, fruit and dairy you need an extra snack in case they get extra hungry during their day. Â Each week when I post a lunch box filler I will add it to my list filed in the Finger Foods Section. Â If you have any ideas you would like to contribute justÂ let me know. Â Iâ€™m aiming to keep this list healthy and Diabetic Friendly.
My List So Far:
Fresh fruit/fruit salad/fruit kebabs
Fruit, cheese and crackers with Apple and Yoghurt Dip
Crackers with Lite Cream Cheese Spread
Corn Chips and Salsa
Cheese and Carrot Sticks
Ants on a Log – Celery logs spread with Peanut Paste or Cream Cheese, topped with a line of Sultanas (the ants)
Muesli or Berry-Topped Yoghurt
Pretzels with Lite Cream Cheese Spread to dip
Pretzel Mix – Â Pretzels, Popcorn and Cereal of your choice
Snack Bags – A variety of small snack items such as crackers, cheese sticks, pretzels, popcorn, cereal, corn chips, tiny teddies, muesli bars, dried fruit etc. mixed together in a snap-lock bag. Â Great for travelling.
Homemade Munchables/Lunchables – Containers or patty papers containing a variety of snack items like crackers, ham, cheese, dried fruit, carrot sticks etc., and maybe a treat such as M&M’s or Freckles.