Lunch Box Ideas from Around the World
Japan: Onigirazu (Sushi Sandwich)
Sushi is a much-loved favourite amongst both adults and children the world over, but it isn’t something many of us think of making from home. But it doesn’t have to be difficult. These Onigirazu, or sushi sandwiches, are easy to make and are a perfect way to put an exciting twist on the classic sandwich. Assembly is super simple. Grab your favourite sushi fillings (pictured onigirazu includes katsu tofu, sweet potato and picked cabbage) and simply layer them between sushi rice and wrap in seaweed! Click here for the full recipe.
GREECE: Grilled Lemon Chicken Wraps
Why not add a taste of the Mediterranean in your kid’s lunchbox with these delicious grilled lemon chicken wraps? This is a great option for school lunches but also for dinner. Our suggestion is to grill up some chicken for your evening meal to enjoy this recipe hot, then allow to cool and assemble as a lunch-time leftover! Click here for the full recipe.
MEXICO: Walking Tacos
Tacos are a kid-friendly option when it comes to Mexican food. But they’re often not lunch-box friendly. These walking tacos are a lunchtime game changer! Simply pop all the elements (chilli, lettuce, chopped tomatoes or salsa, cheese, sour cream) in little containers inside your child’s lunchbox along with a snack-size bag of Doritos (crush them slightly) and a spork. At lunch time, all they have to do is open the chips, add all the elements to the bag and voila, an easy to eat taco alternative!
AUSTRALIA: Cheese and Vegemite Scrolls
Ah vegemite! Any excuse to get this Aussie staple into lunchboxes is alright by us! Take a break from breaky vegemite on toast (or do both!) and try your hand at these tasty cheese and vegemite scrolls. With all the elements of a sandwich but in a fun little roll. Vegemite’s official Cheese and Vegemite Scroll recipe can be found here and shows you how to sift, spread and sprinkle your way to prefect lunchbox snacks in 25 minutes.
AMERICA: Mac and Cheese Muffins
Kids love “Mac and Cheese” so these easy-to-make Mac and Cheese muffins are sure to make your little one light up when they open their lunchbox! Either make your macaroni and cheese from scratch or use a packet mix. Combine 2 cups of your mac and cheese with ¼ cup of breadcrumbs, 1 cup of chopped ham and 2 beaten eggs, pop the mixture into muffin trays and bake at 180 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Allow the muffins to cool before you pack them in lunchboxes. Easy!
ENGLAND: Mini Toad-in-the-Hole
Toad in the Hole is a classic British favourite. Essentially, it’s Yorkshire pudding with sausages in it! Although it’s generally a dinner time dish, these mini Toad in the Holes are great for lunch boxes. Perfect hot or cold, dipped in tomato sauce or gravy, or just on their own, your little ones will love these savoury treats. These mini versions only take 30 minutes to make and have six ingredients so even the busiest of mums can find time to make them. Click here for the full recipe.
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