10 time-saving lunchbox tricks

Mornings can be a bit of a rush in most households. So why not check out our handy tips on ways to make those lunchboxes easier to organise – whether you are going to work or school.

April 8, 2021
  1. Make sandwiches or rolls for the whole week ahead and freeze them. Obviously, you can’t freeze salad, but you could add it later when your sandwich has defrosted.
  1. Fill water bottles at night and refrigerate.
  1. Make a batch of muffins or banana bread and freeze individual portions.  
  1. Cut some cheese cubes or slices and keep them in an airtight container in the fridge ready to pop into lunchboxes.  
  1. Cut veggie sticks and keep them in an airtight container in the fridge.
  1. If you or your kids like hardboiled eggs for lunch – boil a dozen at once and they are ready for the week. You could add some food colouring to the boiling water so you can tell the boiled and raw eggs apart in your fridge.
  1. Use rubber bands to hold together pre-cut fruits (such as apples and oranges) to prevent them from drying out and going brown.
  1. Don’t forget dinner leftovers that can be taken to work and heated up in the microwave for a quick and easy lunch.  
  1. Create a fridge snack box with pre-prepared snacks that can be grabbed in a morning. You could also create one for the pantry.
  1. Get lunchboxes ready the night before and put them in the fridge ready to grab and go in the morning.

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