Reading, maths, homework – we need a break! Little thinkers need some hearty sustenance with a little bit of variety. This is where a deliciously fresh, creative lunchbox with fruit, vegetables and whole grain comes in. These colourful fruit kebabs and other tasty treats are bound to get the kids excited during the summer.
Some lunchbox ideas
Vitamin power: Fruit kebabs for kids made from halved orange slices, blueberries and cloverleaf-shaped kiwi slices
Wash the fruit, cut the oranges into small slices, cut the kiwi into cloverleaf shapes using a cookie cutter. Thread all the fruit onto wooden skewers.
The substantial snack
- Whole grain pitta bread filled with cottage cheese, tomatoes, cucumber and pepper
Cut open the pitta bread to make a small pocket and fill with the remaining ingredients.
- Flapjacks (1 large, ripe banana; 8 dried, pitted dates; 150 g finely ground rolled oats; 100 g ground almonds; this makes around 10 to 15 flapjacks)
- Soften the dates in warm water for 10 minutes. Preheat the oven to 170°C.
- Drain off the water from the dates and blitz in a food processor or high-powered blender. Add the banana and combine everything well to form a homogeneous mixture. It doesn’t matter if it contains small lumps.
- Add this mixture to a bowl and stir in the rolled oats, almonds and any other ingredients until you have a nicely firm but moist dough. You should be able to knead the dough. If it is too sticky, simply add more almonds or rolled oats.
- Wet your hands and shape the mixture into small balls, press flat and place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
- Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the middle of the oven. The exact baking time depends on the size and thickness of the flapjacks and whether you prefer them crispy or soft.
Snack: A handful of grapes for in between meals
Vitamin fans – to the lunchbox!
Your Dole Team