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When it comes to school lunches I have to admit I’ve not been very experimental in the past. Vinny used to be quite a fussy eater and when I’m not around I know he still can be a little fussy. For that reason I got a little stuck in a rut last year and made him pretty much the same thing all the time and just switched up the snacks. This year I want to make more of an effort to make his lunches a little more exciting. Whilst browsing the Tesco Real Food site I was inspired to create these different lunch ideas. Today I want to share with you three new ‘non sandwich’ ideas. We’ve tried and tested them already and they seem to be a hit! Hooray!

The Sandwich Skewer

We all love a BBQ and a Kebab every now and again right? Well if your kids love a BBQ then check out these Sandwich Skewers. Very versatile as you could use this method for breakfast, lunch and dinner by mixing up what you add to them.

What you will need…

  • Mini sandwich bites (two slices of crustless bread with butter cut into quarters, then those pieces cut into quarters again)
  • Cucumber
  • Chicken
  • Cheese
  • Grapes
  • Wooden Skewers (alternatively you can buy fun plastic skewers for smaller children)

This is super easy to make. Simply chop up all of the ingredients to bitesize pieces, and add to the skewer! There really isn’t much else to it, you could mix up this up by using different fruits, vegetables, breads, meats and cheeses to change up your Sandwich Skewer. These are really delicious and mess free!

DIY Lunchables

Do your kids love Lunchables? This is going to be great for you, and a bonus it’s very easy to make!

What you will need…

  • Cheese
  • Cheese Crackers
  • Ham or Chicken

All you need to do here is cut up the cheese and chicken in to square pieces. Or small enough pieces so that your child can layer them up to make a cracker sandwich. Pop in a container and you are ready to go! This is one for those last minute ‘I forgot to make the lunches’ moments!

Banana Tortilla Bites

This is by far the most indulgent of the three lunch ideas and one your kids are going to love! These Banana Bits are not only super cute but again really versatile. You can use pretty much anything your child likes in these Tortillas and make them into fun bitesize pieces, easy to eat and taste delicious.

What you will need…

  • Banana
  • Mini Tortilla Wrap
  • Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Spread

Start by spreading Peanut butter one one half of the tortilla and Chocolate spread on the other. Pop your banana at the top and roll until it’s completely wrapped up. Cut into bitesize pieces and pop into a container, the perfect combination of healthy and yummy foods! Tip: For older children you don’t need to cut into bitesize pieces if you don’t want to, just cut in half and you’re good to go!

tesco school uniform Whilst we are talking school lunches let’s chat school uniforms too. How grown up and smart does little Vinny look. Tesco are making things super easy for us parents this year, they’ve made sure that we can shop everything all under one roof with their ‘Back to School’ range. You can shop uniform, stationery, lunch boxes and of course lunches.

kids uniform We’ve been trying out the new uniform and I have to say we are really impressed, I’m never disappointed with F&F clothing the quality is always great. The jumpers have ‘As New’ technology so they are going to stay smarter for longer and the prices are so good too which is a bonus. It wasn’t until recently I discovered just how expensive school uniform could be but luckily for us Tesco are keeping prices low and quality high.

tesco The boys trousers come in a range of different fits including; slim, flat and pleated. The quality is really great and I also love that they come with reinforced knees, ideal for those of us with kids that love to the the ol’ knee slide after scoring a goal whilst playing football during break! Another quality I love about the uniform is that the shoes are scuff resistant, another great feature for active children.

What lunches do you like to make for your kids?

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