If you have school aged children, you would know about that the daily routine of making school lunches. Here at No Excuses, the lunches are made the night before and we have a pretty good system in place – just take a look here! Of course with 7 lunches to make each night we try to keep things simple and as the children make their own lunches, if they don’t eat it or like what’s on the menu; it’s no bodies fault but their own.
Just recently, No Excuses was introduced to the wide variety of Nude Food Products and there are containers for everything. Making the next days school lunches is so much easier when you don’t need to worry about plastic wrap or zip lock bags.
The children can just whiz through the lunch making process with ease when only having to use a Sandwich Box, Snack Box and fill up drink bottle and when it comes to making the lunches, some of my children love taking salads to school too and there are a variety of containers one can use too.
Nude Food Movers has a great lunch box (if only I had these for my toddlers years ago); the Mini Rubbish Free Lunchbox has two separate storage compartments, removable snack pods, as well as a handy sandwich seatbelt that ensures your lunch and snacks remain fresh and secure.
Inside I would have made my toddler a sandwich, put pre cut fruit or sultanas in the snack pods and arrowroot biscuits or home-made muesli bars could have gone in the base under the sandwich shelf. A lunch made and prepared in the above would also have given me that extra bit of time, especially when I had to dash out of the house with little ones!
Of course there is also no reason why mother couldn’t make her lunch in one of these too; however if you want something a little more exciting for lunch, there are many other containers.
Have a look at my 14yr old daughters lunch she prepared last night in the Mini Rubbish Free Lunchbox.
All three of these boxes come with a eating utensils but the Meal Box also comes with a leak proof dressing pot and microwave vent – so you could even put leftovers from the night before to reheat the next day!
While having school aged children, you may also have little ones at home as well. One can never forget (no matter how long ago it was) that these days can be extremely busy and at times hectic. Babies and toddlers can be very demanding and while trying to keep the house in order, feeding them and yourself is just another thing that can be very time consuming.
Here is a simple tip that just might help; when you make the older children’s lunch, make the little ones too and not forgetting yours as well. Make it a routine to have the next ‘working’ days lunch made, not only will this save time, but making your own lunch wont allow you skip your meal. Mothers tend to focus on feeding and taking care of everyone else in the family, but then to forget about themselves and with this comes poor diet, rushed meals or just picking at food throughout the day. This of course comes from experience and I know first hand how not eating properly can do to ones health and well-being.
Here is a typical salad I make for myself during the day and of course I prepared it the night before, salad greens, grated carrot, feta, red capsicum, quinoa in the meal box, and sun dried tomato, cucumber, quinoa, salad dressing and all in the Stack Tubes, these I separated to stop the salad from going soggy.
One of the stack cups was used for uncooked marinated beef (which I prepared the night before). This is indeed time saving and if you want a delicious warm beef or chicken salad at home. For lunch, it took less than a minute to cook the beef and throw the rest of the ingredients together to enjoy a nutritious and healthy lunch.
The Stack Tubes are also great for taking a salad to a BBQ and again as well as if not wanting the mix all the ingredients until before serving.
The above are just some simple suggestions when it comes to preparing lunches for the following day, No Excuses of course is all about easy organising and Nude Food Movers really help to make this process so much easier!