If you’re planning a day out with the kids – whether it be a trip to the beach, the park, the shops, a walk in nature, or a birthday party – let Sinchies make your day easier by saving you time and helping out with some tasty food ideas.
Getting ready for a day out with the kids
We all know that once you have kids, leaving the house is no longer a case of simply walking out the front door! It can take hours. There are bags to pack, kids to be dressed, shoes and socks that are suddenly a child’s worst enemy – and then, of course, there’s the food and drinks to prepare.
Depending where you’re going on your day out, you may be able to simply buy food for your kids. But if you’re trying to save money and eat healthily, this isn’t always the best option.
Sinchies have some great food ideas that are quick and easy, and perfect for transporting and eating on the go.
Food ideas for every season
A day out with the kids can mean plenty of time outdoors, so it’s a good idea to pack food that goes well with the weather. That way, when it’s time to eat, you won’t have to negotiate with your kids, they’ll come running!
Summer and spring food for kids
Summer in Australia can be hot, humid, and unrelenting. So when you’re having a day out with the kids, some cool refreshing food will be a winner.
With Sinchies you can pack all kinds of cold food for hot summer days and keep it fresh in an esky or cooler bag. You can even use one of your Sinchies as a mobile ice block by filling it with water and freezing it overnight. This will then keep the rest of your food cool.
Some healthy, cheap and easy food that you can pop into your Sinchies reusable food pouches before you leave the house includes:
- yoghurt or frozen yoghurt
- fruit juice
- juice ice blocks
- fruit ice cream
- fruit slushies
- fresh fruit.
Find more great summer food ideas on our recipes page.
Winter and autumn food for kids
Some parts of Australia don’t have much of a winter, while others freeze for months. If you want to cook or heat up food at home and keep it warm, simply store it in a Sinchies and pop it in a cooler bag. Cooler bags are also good at keeping heat in. And if you want to be extra sure your food doesn’t get stone cold, you can wrap your Sinchies in some alfoil.
Often when it’s cold outside, kids don’t want cold fruit or yoghurt. So why not offer them some warm food, such as:
- an English muffin or crumpet
- toast or toasted sandwich
- pizza or pasta
- baked beans
- vegetable stew
- sausage rolls.
Find more great winter food ideas on our recipes page.
Keeping it simple with Sinchies
None of the summer or winter food needs to be complicated or even homemade – it’s just a good way to ensure that when you’re on a day out with the kids you don’t have to resort to eating at a fast-food chain or a local takeaway store with questionable looking food in the bain-marie.
There’s a certain satisfaction that comes from making your own food for your kids, but if you don’t have time, don’t be hard on yourself, there are many healthy, pre-made options from supermarkets and delis that your kids will love.
And anyway, isn’t a day out all about maximising the amount of quality time you have with your kids? Keep it simple, and have fun.