Five Easy Lunchbox Ideas

It’s the conversation I hear time and time again for school/kindy/daycare mums – what to put in the kids’ lunchboxes?!  With the start of the school year creeping up, today I spent an hour in the kitchen and now have about 100 healthy food items in the freezer ready to fill those lunchboxes this term!… 

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Chicken, Peach & Macadamia Salad

chicken peach macadamia salad

Print Chicken, Peach & Macadamia Salad Author: Vanessa Gibson Prep time:  5 mins Total time:  5 mins Serves: 1   Ingredients 1 cup baby spinach, shredded ½ small cucumber, diced 1 stalk celery, diced 1 small peach, sliced 1 tablespoon currants 80g chicken breast, cooked & shredded 5 macadamias, halved & toasted Dressing 2 teaspoons coconut oil… 

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Chicken & Strawberry Salad

chicken strawberry salad

Print Chicken & Strawberry Salad Author: Vanessa Gibson   Ingredients 2 cups lettuce, shredded ½ small cucumber, chopped 2 spring onions, sliced ¼ avocado, sliced 150g cooked chicken, shredded 8 strawberries, halved ¼ cup toasted cashews ½ tablespoon balsamic vinegar Instructions Toss salad ingredients together in a bowl. Drizzle with balsamic and sprinkle with salt &… 

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Tasty Tuna Salad

tasty tuna salad

Print Tasty Tuna Salad Author: Vanessa Gibson   Ingredients 300g cabbage 1 carrot 1 red capsicum 2 spring onions 5g fresh ginger 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon honey 150g tuna, drained ½ cup coriander, chopped 2 teaspoons sesame seeds Instructions Finely chop cabbage, carrot, capsicum & spring onion and place… 

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Chicken, Pumpkin & Quinoa Salad

chicken, pumpkin quinoa salad

Print Chicken, Pumpkin & Quinoa Salad Author: Vanessa Gibson   A delicious salad that’s enough for a main meal – perfect for a Spring picnic! Ingredients 200g brown rice & quinoa (either combine them yourself or get a pre-mix) 300g chicken breast 400g butternut pumpkin, peeled, deseeded and cubed 1 avocado 1 cup baby spinach, shredded… 

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Berry Banana Smoothie

berry banana smoothie

Print Berry Banana Smoothie Author: Vanessa Gibson Prep time:  2 mins Cook time:  2 mins Total time:  4 mins Serves: 2   Who doesn’t love a good smoothie?! This one is great, because the added seeds mean you’re getting something a bit more substantial, and it’s absolutely delicious! Ingredients 10g almonds 5g sunflower seeds and/or pepitas 1… 

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Chicken Noodles with Spring Onion Sauce

chicken noodles spring onion

Print Chicken Noodles with Spring Onion Sauce Author: Vanessa Gibson Serves: 4   Ingredients 100g rice noodles 2 carrots, chopped 200g snow peas, trimmed 300g chicken breast, sliced into 4 pieces SAUCE 6 spring onions, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2cm piece ginger 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon oyster sauce 1 tablespoon sweet chill sauce 1… 

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Moroccan Lamb Shanks

moroccan lamb shanks

Print Moroccan Lamb Shanks Author: Vanessa Gibson Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  2 hours Total time:  2 hours 10 mins Serves: 4   Lamb shanks are one of my favourites, and slow-cooking them is the only way to do it. I love these flavours, and it’s a super easy all-in-one meal, that you get to enjoy… 

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Quinoa Salad

quinoa salad

Print Quinoa Salad Author: Vanessa Gibson Serves: 4   Easy & adaptable, tasty & healthy – love this one! Ingredients 150g quinoa 400g pumpkin, peeled & cubed 100g beans, chopped ½ cup cherry tomatoes ½ avocado, sliced 100g smoked salmon, sliced 50g feta, crumbled Dressing (makes a larger quantity than you’ll need) 100g olive oil 60g balsamic… 

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