Goodness me didn’t the holiday period fly! Holidays seem to go quicker every single year. They do say that ‘time flies when you’re having fun’, so maybe it’s just a sign of enjoying the holidays more and more as years go by. Let’s go with that… Now that term 1 of school is upon us, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about back-to-school lunches—as well as ideas for work lunches—and, of course, how to save the most time using Sinchies reusable food pouches.
Plan a week of lunchesPlanning may sound boring, but it really can save you daily frustrations during the course of the week when trying to find ideas to fill the lunchboxes. With Sinchies, we find that the easiest way to look after school and work lunches for the week is to prepare most of it all in one go. Of course, you may want to slip the fresh fruit and vegetables in a Sinchies and then into the lunchbox on a daily basis, but in terms of anything you can cook, bake, blend, etc., planning is key, and execution is easy. Try to set aside a bit of time one day per week to make your favourite recipes. Then you can simply slip the tasty results in a Sinchies pouch and into the fridge or freezer—making the rest of the week a cinch! Check out our recipes page for ideas.
Ideas for summer-time lunchesThere’s nothing better on a hot summer’s day than a cool refreshing treat. Especially if your kids have been running around the playground getting all hot-and-bothered and red in the face. Sinchies are perfect for freezing and popping in the school lunchbox to cool the little ones down. And of course, adults love a nice cold treat too—so frozen snacks are perfect for work lunches as well.
The coolest lunchesThe variety of things you can freeze in a Sinchies reusable food pouch is only limited by your imagination. Some popular ones include:
- fruit juice
- water (to drink or act as a ‘cooler’ for the rest of the lunchbox)
- fruit slushie
- cut fruit