Love ’em or hate ’em, lunchboxes are an unavoidable necessity. Parents have an important role to play when packing a lunchbox. Learning is hungry work! To fuel children for a day at school, pack a nutritious main lunch plus snacks from the five food groups. Pack to suit your child’s appetite.
Try these Thermomix recipes* from The Basic Cookbook.
Grains and cereals
– Pizza dough (try mini pizzas or pizza scrolls)
– Bircher muesli
– Bread and rolls (try lunchbox sized rolls)
– Fruit buns
Meat and alternatives
– Hard boiled eggs
– Omelettes (try wraps or rolls)
– Lasagne (try “lasagne cups” baked in a muffin tray)
– Quiche (try mini quiches, easier for little hands)
– Fish cakes
– Vegetarian sausage rolls
Dairy and alternatives
– Stewed fruit
– Apple sauce
– Vitality truffles (bliss balls)
– Lightly steamed raw veggies
– Potato cakes
* If your school is nut-free, either omit the nuts or substitute a mix of seeds in recipes that contain nuts. Try pine nuts (a seed, not a nut), linseeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds or chia seeds.
Written by Erica Noble, Thermie owner and volunteer Family Food Educator. For more ideas and information go to www.familyfoodpatch.org.au or www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/healthykids, or follow Family Food Patch or Healthy Tasmania on Facebook.
Fiona Hoskin is one of my most favourite people, she is an award winning Chef who has turned around her cooking & eating habits around to be gluten free, grain free & refined sugar free. I have learnt so much from Fee over the almost 7 years we have been friends. I just love her infectious positivity & her delicious healthy recipes. Most are available on her website & I’ve been lucky enough to cook, test & photograph some of the recipes too 🙂
My FAMOUS THERMOFIVE interview with Fiona Hoskin.
I met Fee when I first started my Thermomix business over 6 years ago & she even delivered me my first Thermomix!! I have learnt so much from her over those years & I’m so grateful for her awesome infectious positivity & friendship – Check out her website here.
1. What do you love about your Thermomix?
I love it’s versatility – how it can do the work of so many other kitchen appliances.
2. What is your favourite Thermomix cookbook or Thermomix recipe?
The basic chip! Great for the go-to guide to egg poaching etc.
3. What is your top Thermomix tip?
To spend some time researching how your Thermomix can save you time, money, and space, while helping you cut down on store bought foods and things in plastic while also cooking you highly nutritious foods. That way you can get the maximum benefit from it.
4. What is your quick & easy go to Thermomix meal?
Curried anything! Homemade from scratch! Yum!
5. Which Thermomix recipe/s do you want to try next?
Next on my list to try are vegan recipes as I’m getting increasing requests for dairy free meals.
Thanks so much Fee for taking the time to answer my questions. See more Famous ThermoFive interviews here.
This watermelon weighs over 10 kilos!! I’m on a mission to lose more than this water melon this year, after the delicious indulgences of last year 🙂 Bring it on!
Recipe from the Quirky Collection on cookidoo “Eat the rainbow” Breakfast Bowl. (I didn’t have any Halloumi though)
Yes everyone does it this time of year, I was very happy to find this delicious recipe which includes a fermented beetroot & apple salsa recipe. I will definitely make this recipe again & would happily eat it for any meal. Healthy doesn’t have to be boring at all. I’ll be cooking & tasting more healthy style recipes on cookidoo & I’ll keep you posted on what I find 🙂
Salmon with Ginger Sauce & Spiced Cashews from the Quick & Easy Meals Collection on Cookidoo
Lemon Bob Smoothie recipe from Dani Valent site by chef Jock Zonfrillo