Sunday, February 17, 2013

Well and truly back at school

My kids are back at school. YAY!
Personally I'm a fan,it means a little peace and quiet on the home front and finally time to get some work done!
Safe to say I'm over the holidays!

Even though I'm happy to have them back at school,what they eat through the school day is very important to me,as important as everything else I feed my kids.
I'm always looking for balance and food that will feed their energy levels and brain the whole school day.
Because my kids are at very different stages they need different kinds of food and they like different things.
My 13year old needs interesting flavoursome food that is high in good fats so she doesn't crave sugar and rubbish food that she sometimes sneaks from her friends.
My 9 year old loves supper healthy food,crisp sour flavours with a little treat of some description and the baby who's almost 4 gets what he's given and happily eats it all.
My kids lunches consist of a couple of pieces of fruit in summer and winter, seaweed - nuts for the oldest one(the little ones aren't allowed them at school),cheese, raw veggies or salad, sliced salami or ham or my homemade chicken stock in winter and a piece of cake,cookie,raw cocoa ball or healthy chocolate crackle (homemade of course).  And when it's really hot a frozen fruit juice or coconut water is always a winner.
Here are links to a few recipes on my blog that are perfect for school lunches and freeze really well.
buffalo mozzarella, avocado, tomato salad
Whole milk or sheep's yogurt with either fresh or frozen berries, passion fruit and if they're allowed chopped activated nuts and seeds
Remember all food needs to be kept cold with frozen ice bricks and a big insulated drink bottle, which is a must. BPA free plastic containers to store food in or better still glass ones.

©Michelle Schoeps 2013
All photos taken by Michelle Schoeps