This is a go-to recipe of ours which we have at least once a week just about every week. It's meat free, cheap, easy to make and I know that I can pop lots and lots veggies in there so I know the kids are getting loads of different types of veggies in one dish. This dish is also super versatile and can be used as a base for Spaghetti Bolognese, as a Mexican dish or in a vego shepherds pie.
I have been saving recipes I see on the web as well as continually writing down any ideas I have on how I'm going to easily be able to conquer the challenge of a zero waste, healthy, nutritious lunchbox. I thought the ideas and list I have for us might be useful for some others out there battling the same challenge so on this blog you'll find lots of zero waste, refined sugar free, mostly d/f and healthy lunchbox ideas. They might come in handy now as school goes back or just when you feel like your in a lunchbox funk throughout the school year.
These are a great protein filled quick snack which have a different wee twist on the standard chocolate flavoured bliss ball. You can make up a batch and pop them in the fridge for a easy, delicious snack. They are great for kids as don't contain any cacao like a lot of regular bliss balls.
This is another super easy, quick and healthy recipe that is on a weekly rotation in our household. It is one which is great to send in lunchboxes (although not nut free) or to make up when you have friends visiting plus the added carrots are a added veggie bonus.
As with a lot of our recipes it takes less than 10 minutes to make, doesn't include a lot of complicated expensive ingredients and is healthy and refined sugar free.
These Seed Crackers are honestly the easiest thing that I make each week to have on hand as a zero waste, healthy, gluten-free, nutrient rich snack for platters, hummus dipping or to add with a salad or lunch. Like every other recipe on our blog they take minimal time to make - less than 2 minutes to prepare and there is no kneading or rolling just simply pop onto your tray and flatten out. Give them a try this week.
These little peanut buttery coconuty clusters are the perfect treat for all peanut butter lovers! They are a delicious combination of just the right amount of peanut butter and coconut mixed together into a protein filled delicious morsel.
We normally make up a batch of these and freeze them then leave them either in the fridge or the freezer for a quick protein filled non chocolatey treat. We tend to keep them in the freezer as they are a little more hidden and last a little longer than a couple of days with my boys.
This is a really easy, nutritious snack to add a little bit of glam to the faithful old chickpea. Our kids love this recipe too so its good to know they are getting added fibre and protein into their diets in a fun way.