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Lunchbox ideas

Are you stuck for lunchbox inspiration? Pack your kids a lunchbox to look forward to, while giving them the energy they need to focus and perform their best at school each day. Through this weekly column, I have shared over 50 lunchbox ideas! How many of them have you tried? This term I will share my family’s Top 10 most requested lunchbox snacks. These recipes have been tweaked and perfected over time to meet my family’s needs. Do you have some family favourites that get requested over and over again? We would love to share them! Please pass your recipes onto Mrs Kranz. For more great lunchbox ideas, see the recipes below.


#6 – Strawberry and Coconut Flapjacks make our top 10 because they are my kids’ absolute favourite lunchbox snack! The layer of strawberries in the middle gives them a lovely sweetness and juiciness, without the extra sugar contained in jams. Be sure to press down each layer firmly, to prevent the slice from crumbling. I hope they can become a favourite in your household too! You can download a printer friendly version of the recipe below.


250g strawberries
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon caster sugar
200g oats
100g plain flour
100g almond meal
150g butter
1 tablespoon golden syrup
100g raw sugar
50g desiccated coconut

Finely cut up the strawberries. Add the lemon juice and a teaspoon of caster sugar, mix and set aside. Heat the golden syrup, raw sugar and butter in a pan. Slowly add the flour, almond meal, oats and coconut. Press half the mixture into a greased and lined tray. Evenly spread the strawberries onto the mixture, then press down the second half of the mixture on top. Bake for 30 minutes at 190C until golden.

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