Do you struggle to come up with ideas to pop in your little ones lunchbox day in and day out? Are you looking for new lunchbox ideas? Do you want ideas that are easy, healthy and cost effective?
Then.. The Munch Lunchbox is for you!
“This book is all about lunchboxes for children and families. You will find recipes that are suitable for pre-schoolers and right up to teenagers. Many of our recipes could also be taken to work by mums and dads. We aim to help you create a lunchbox that is quick and easy to prepare, includes whole foods, colour and is full of flavour — and also fun for kids.
We are all busy parents squeezing a lot into our everyday family lives. Our Munch Lunchbox recipe collection has been designed to be easy to follow and practical. That means no unnecessary ingredients and not too many expensive or unusual ingredients either.
Food presentation is important but must be balanced with the time available — we understand how busy parents are in the morning before school! If a lunchbox is well presented then it is more likely to come home empty. Throughout the book there are ideas and inspiration for food presentation and packaging.” ~ From Munch Lunchbox by Anna Bordignon & Michelle Kitney, Bateman, RRP $34.99
I don’t have to make lunchboxes yet for Sebastian but I do have to make lunches and I love this book. It is filled with so many easy, yummy, healthy and cost effective lunch ideas for everyone (seriously, it is not just for those heading off to school). As well as countless recipes, Munch Lunchbox is filled with lots of other valuable information touching base on everything from Egg Replacers to Ugly Food including their Top Munch Lunchboxes.
Munch Lunchbox is also filled with recipes that are gluten-free, no cook, freeze well and are dairy, nut and egg free (not necessarily altogether). I haven’t had my copy all too long and already it has been thumbed through multiple times and has sticky notes all through it with recipes to try. One of the ones I have tried already and has been a favourite by the family is a variation of the ever so popular chocolate crackle; these are great for the occasional lunchbox special treat.
- 100 grams Dark Chocolate
- 1/2 cup Coconut Cream
- 100 grams Crunchy nut-free Muesli
- 30 grams Desiccated Coconut
- Break the chocolate into squares and lace in a microwave-proof bowl with teh coconut cream. Gently heat in the microwave on medium heat, using short bursts (30 seconds at a time), stirring between each (don't let the mixture get too hot otherwise teh chocolate will burn or seize). This should only take a minute or two
- Stir well until chocolate has melted and the mixtureis smooth
- Add cereal and coconut and stir well until well coated in chocolate
- Place spoonfuls into reusable cupcake cases, then refridgerate until ready to serve, or pack in a lunchbox
- Recipe reproduced from Munch Lunchbox by Anna Bordignon & Michelle Kitney, Bateman, RRP $34.99
Thanks, to the lovely ladies at Munch I have a copy of Munch Lunchbox to giveaway to one lucky Always Made With Love reader. To enter, simply… comment below with your lunchbox go to. Head on over to Facebook – like and comment for an extra entry. Don’t forget to like Always Made With Love on Facebook too! Giveaway closes Tuesday 25th October, 8pm NZT. Terms and Conditions available here. Open to New Zealand residents only. Good luck!
Congratulations Danielle Mangos, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your postal address and I will get this out to you asap 🙂