Lunchbox Ideas … Fruit Kebabs …

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the Mums I talk to who experience frustration when preparing lunchboxes for their kids. You can read more about that here. So, today I’ve got another idea to share with you that will hopefully alleviate some of that frustration and encourage your kids to eat more fruit at the same time … Fruit Kebabs. I love these because it’s a fun way to present fruit in the lunchbox, it’s super refreshing in summer and it’s so versatile because you can use any fruit that you like. And best of all, it’s really simple … just chop up your … read more

Sticky Date Muffins …

I’ve been baking quite a lot lately making sure I’ve got loads of goodies in the freezer ready for lunchboxes. Here is another of my all time favourite muffin recipes … Sticky Date Muffins. These are so delicious, incredibly moist and they also freeze beautifully! This recipe is very versatile as well because I have also served these for dessert as small puddings. Just place one muffin in a bowl, add some strawberries or raspberries to the top, dust lightly with icing sugar and serve with a small jug of Butterscotch or Caramel Sauce (I’ll share these recipes … read more

Lunchbox Planner … Free to Download …

  Some mornings can be a bit or a rush or you can just get stuck in a rut of what to give the kids for lunch. That used to happen to me until I created my Lunchbox Planner. At the start of the weekend I try to plan what I need for the kids lunches, add any items to my grocery list and prepare for the week ahead. It also helps me plan any baking I want to get done on the weekend so that there are muffins, slices, balls and cakes cooked, frozen and ready to go. The end result is that the kids have nutritious, healthy lunches with plenty of variety and I feel … read more

Put a Little Love in your Lunchbox …

  When I talk to other Mums, lunchboxes is a subject that has everyone sighing in despair about the frustration and monotony that comes with preparing the humble lunchbox. Lack of time and lack of ideas are common reasons that are quoted. I’m hoping to change that by sharing loads of tips, ideas and suggestions but the most important part of creating healthy, nutritious and interesting lunchboxes is the planning.   Lunchbox planning will help you get organised, save money, eliminate waste and most importantly lower your stress levels. It’s really not … read more

Cherry Ripe Balls …

If you’re watching your weight, you may not want to read any further because I’m about to reveal a recipe that won’t be kind to the waistline. These Cherry Ripe Balls are so delicious and seriously addictive, you won’t be able to stop at just one. I created these after stumbling across a similar recipe on the internet but I’ve tried to make a slightly healthier version by replacing the Nice biscuits with almond meal and coconut. These would make a fabulous gift wrapped in cellophane and tied with a pretty ribbon or they would also be perfect for a birthday party … read more

Apricot Muffins …

I love to get organised for school lunches by baking some yummy goodies on the weekend and then popping them in the freezer. I find this takes the pressure off if morning teas are already pre-prepared and it also means I’m not reaching for store bought treats. This recipe is popular in my house … I hope you enjoy it too! Apricot Muffins …   Print Author: Mrs Organised Ingredients … 2 ½ cups (2 x 200g packets) chopped dried apricots 4 ½ cups self-raising flour (I used gluten free) ¾ cup castor sugar 190g butter ¾ cup milk (I used light milk) … read more

Apple Slinky … and Why We Love it …

  Are you looking for a way to get your kids to eat their apples? Well, look no further because I found it with an Apple Slinky. I first discovered these many years ago and since then it has proved to be one of the most used devices in my kitchen.   Basically, the Apple Slinky will core, slice and peel an apple with the turn of a handle and in only a few seconds. You can choose whether to leave the skin on or off. A few years ago I managed a local School Tuckshop and I introduced this gadget for the kids … the sale of apples skyrocketed because it was … read more

Jam Drops …

Jam Drops are an old favourite in my house! I first remember learning to cook these during Home Economics in High School so here is my version that I’ve been cooking for years. It’s a simple recipe using basic ingredients but it turns out perfectly every time! Jam Drops …   Print Author: Mrs Organised Ingredients … 150g butter, softened ¾ cup castor sugar 1 egg 2 teaspoons vanilla essence/extract 1 teaspoon lemon rind, finely grated (optional) 2 cups self-raising flour (I use gluten-free) Jam Method … Preheat oven to 160C. Using … read more

Lemon and Coconut Bliss Balls …

I’m always looking for new and exciting things to add to my daughters’ lunchboxes. These Lemon and Coconut Bliss Balls are a great little healthy snack and you can whip them up in not time at all. These are a particularly great option because they contain no nuts. 5.0 from 1 reviews Lemon and Coconut Bliss Balls …   Print Author: Mrs Organised Ingredients … 1 ½ cups shredded coconut (or substitute desiccated coconut) 3 ½ cups Corn Flakes 1 x 400g can Sweetened Condensed Milk 2 tablespoons lemon zest (from 1 lemon) 3 tablespoons freshly … read more

Chocolate Bliss Balls …

I love anything that I can whip up, in no time at all, into a little ball of goodness and these Chocolate Bliss Balls certainly fit the bill. I also love that they contain no sugar or gluten and are made from beautiful, delicious, luscious, fresh dates. They are so easy to make … simply measure the ingredients, blitz in the food processor, roll and you’re done – you can’t get much simpler than that!! Yummy enough to satisfy any chocolate craving, especially when the 3.00 o’clock munchies hit. These are super-healthy and perfect for lunchboxes but remember to … read more