Ditch the back-to-school stress because we’ve done all the hard work for you: here are 7 healthy lunchbox ideas that South African kids will love (although there’s no reason the grown ups won’t enjoy them too)!
These cute loaves will delight kids of all ages. They can be made into muffins if you don’t have a mini loaf pan (although this kind of pan is a great addition to any kitchen!). These loaves also freeze well, so make a batch, freeze half and you’ve got a ready-to-go option for busy mornings!
Leftover boerewors from Sunday’s braai? Make this quick, tasty frittata to liven up Monday’s lunchbox. You can add any other leftover veggies, like roast potatoes or mixed peppers, to keep things interesting. If you don’t have boerewors, use any protein you have in the fridge: bacon, ham, and chicken all work well. You can easily double this recipe for extra servings.
This is a flavourful addition to any lunchbox. You can easily make the meatballs the night before and just create the skewers before you pop them into lunchboxes.
There’s always a tin of tuna in the back of the grocery cupboard, and you can keep a pack of the mini pitas in the freezer. Then it’s a matter of minutes to whip up these tasty morsels. Serve with homemade (or store bought, we’re not judging) tzatziki.
Everybody loves vetkoek, right? This super easy recipe gets an even more ‘local is lekker’ twist with the addition of biltong. Make sure the biltong is nice and dry otherwise you will struggle to chop it finely. The feta in the centre is a yummy surprise when you bite into it.
Sneak some extra veg into their lunchbox with these yummy fritters. The batter is quite loose, but it comes together when it’s cooked.
Sunday nights are flapjack nights in our house, and there are always leftovers. Then I had the idea to use the leftover flapjacks as quick pizza bases. Use any toppings you have available and get creative! You can even get the little ones involved in making the pizzas. Just a few seconds under the grill is all you need to create these tasty treats.