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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.


#1 – We have finally arrived at our number one lunchbox snack – Banana Bread! This banana bread is moist and delicious, with loads of banana flavour. It is a great way to use up over-ripe bananas at the end of the school week – the riper the bananas, the sweeter the bread. It is delicious served fresh or lightly toasted with a thin spread of butter. Get the kids mashing bananas these holidays to help you whip up this delicious healthy treat! You can download a printer friendly version of the recipe below.


2 cups self-raising flour
½ cup raw sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 ripe bananas, mashed
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 tablespoon light olive oil

Preheat oven to 180⁰C (165⁰C fan forced). Grease and line a 10 x 20cm loaf pan.
Sift flour, baking powder and cinnamon into a bowl. Add sugar, banana, eggs, milk, vanilla and oil. Mix together well. Spoon into loaf pan, bake for 50-60 minutes.

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