Recently myself and two other vloggers were asked by Mumsnet and Disney to share the everyday ways that we make our children’s lunchboxes more magical.
You can watch the video here…
Mumsnet and Disney sent us over a mystery box full of goodies to give us a little help and inspiration for the children’s lunnchboxes…
The kids loved unboxing these goodies and then taste testing them! Max’s favourite was the Soreen chocolate mini loaves and Evie loved the Squeezies fruit pouches.
Both children loved seeing their favourite Disney characters on the packets and I found that this really encouraged them to eat healthier foods. Neither of my children would ever usually opt for water, but because these Volvic bottled waters had Frozen characters on them, they just couldn’t resist!
Top tips for making lunchboxes magical
Here’s a few simple ways that you can make your children’s lunchboxes that little bit more magical…
- Make sandwiches into fun shapes – We use a butterfly pastry cutter for Evie’s sandwiches and she loves it! It means that she always eats every little bit of her sandwich.
- Think outside the box – Don’t just stick to the usually lunchbox items, try something different to keep things interesting. How about cereal without the milk as a snack?
- Include a note – Why not pop a little note inside your child’s lunchbox? It’s sure to put a smile on their little face at lunchtime.
- Freeze yogurts – If you freeze your child’s yogurt, juice drink or fruit pouch it will help keep their lunchbox cool and by lunchtime it will have defrosted enough of them to eat it.
- Stop apples from browning – Nobody likes a brown apple, so use an apple cutter to chop the apple up, but keep the core intact. Wrap it tightly in clingfilm and it will stay nice and fresh until lunchtime.
- Get the kids involved – If the kids help with preparing their lunch they are far more likely to eat it and it just makes it that little bit more special for them.
Can you think of any other ways to make children’s lunchboxes more magical?
Thanks for reading.
*This is a collaborative post with Mumsnet and Disney*