So, the thing I keep coming up against is that people want to include packaged snacks in their lunches, for convenience, for time saving reasons or for just-in-case. I keep them for just in case. And I’m going to share with you three that I use. One of these- the Zero Bites were sent to me to try, so a freebie, but I’m giving my honest opinion, as always. The other two- well, I just use them.
Zero bites. If you haven’t noticed already, I love mum businesses. And more than that- I love natural, handmade and organic food. No numbers, no nasty stuff, just seriously delicious bites of goodness. These are so good that I have been snacking on them myself and they are seriously satisfying.
You need to try them to believe how yummy they are. They do crumble a little, but the crumbles are delicious sprinkled on yoghurt, so I’m forgiving that! They are such a good little sweet treat, and don’t be put off by the size of the packet because you only need one or two at a time.
They are currently only stocked in Victoria, but I’m going to be speaking to my local health food stores, because I’m going to need a supply of these! You can find out more about them here.
Annie’s Fruit Bars. We have been eating these for ages. We buy them at Costco as they are much cheaper there and come in a larger pack. They are only fruit and they are from New Zealand. They are great for having in your bag for times when you need to quickly satiate a child who is desperately hungry!
If you’re making bento lunches, these can be cut quite nicely with cookie cutters or with sandwich cutters to make cute shapes.
I may or may not have lied to Miss 5, she thinks the orange coloured one is mango….and until she can read I may have to maintain that little white lie as Master 3 won’t eat the orange coloured ones!
Mary’s Gone Crackers. These are one of the few “biscuits” I buy. These crackers are great with cheese and quince paste! they’re really light and crunchy and contain no nasties.
We also love the fact that they keep really well in a sealed container. Just don’t put them right up next to the cheese in a lunch box as they will be soggy by lunch.
These are a great substitute for “le snak” type snacks that people pop in lunchboxes.
We get these from Costco and there are two packs inside.
I hope by showing you what we will use in our lunches that I’ve given you some options for adding convenience foods in the lunchbox! Stay tuned tomorrow for a run down of a whole heap of lunchboxes!