With an abundance of fresh summer fruit available right now, make a fruit salad for your child's mid-morning snack Add a small container of yoghurt as fruit on its own might not be enough. Baby carrots or cucumber sticks work as a savoury option, and could be served with cheese cubes or a small container of hummus.
Wraps and pita pockets can be used to turn just about anything into lunch. If you've got leftover veges, chicken or meat mix through with a little mayonnaise, add lettuce and some grated carrot and you've got an easy sandwich alternative.
Bliss balls are super easy to make and you can whip up a whole batch with the kids on a Sunday afternoon. Switch out fruit flavours according to family preferences and come up with your own special combinations. They're not only packed with flavour, but the nuts will provide plenty of slow release energy to keep young minds and bodies going for the day.
Kids generally love finger foods giving you plenty of options for easy lunch alternatives. Try these quick-bake mini frittatas - they're packed with protein and taste delicious. Make by sautéing a grated carrot with onion, add grated courgette and mix through whisked eggs. Pour the mixture into muffin tins and sprinkle with grated cheese. Bake until golden.
Homemade mini pizzas will always be a winner with kids. These are super simple to prepare and can be made in advance. Wholemeal or plain pita pockets are the perfect base. Lightly spread with tomato paste, top with sliced mushrooms, capsicums and halved cherry tomatoes. Add some grated cheese – mozzarella if you have it – and bake in a hot oven until golden. Cool before storing.