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10 really good lunchbox fritters

10 really good lunchbox fritters

When I mentioned our penchant for lunchbox fritters to a friend, she was very confused. She's never, ever packed a fritter for her kids' lunch. "Aren't they awful cold?" she asked. The answer is not at all. Lunchbox fritters are delicious packed straight into an...

10 really good lunchbox savoury slices to try

10 really good lunchbox savoury slices to try

When sandwiches are just too boring, savoury slices are there to save the day. (Though, just quietly, if the sambos are boring, you're doing it wrong.) There are three very good reasons to make these slices for lunch. One, they are super simple to make. Two, they...

Oat, LSA and chia biscuits (olsac biscuits are a thing)

Oat, LSA and chia biscuits (olsac biscuits are a thing)

In my mind, these chia biscuits are known as Olsac bickies. If linseed, sunflower seeds and almonds can get an LSA moniker, then surely my chia biscuits can be called Olsacs. Whatever we call them (and, let's face it, Olsac is never going to be a thing), these oat...

10 really good lunchbox bliss balls recipes

10 really good lunchbox bliss balls recipes

When did bliss balls become a thing? Because that was a very good thing indeed. As this list of lunchbox bliss balls will prove, rolling stuff into balls is a great way to get kids to pop nutrition into their mouths like lollies. Of course, you may look at these...

10 really good lunchbox muffins recipes

10 really good lunchbox muffins recipes

I fully believe that lunchbox muffins are an integral part of baking. Done right, muffins add a nutritious, satisfying boost to the lunchbox.  When I was a kid, muffins weren't a thing (yes, I am 105 years old). There was cake and there were bread-like English...

10 really good lunchbox sandwich recipes

10 really good lunchbox sandwich recipes

 A sandwich has been a go-to in lunchboxes since kids started taking packed lunches to school (which, in Australia, is since day dot). The humble sandwich is portable, easy to eat and nutritious, depending what you pack into it. While, many kids (mine included)...

Nutrition-packed lunchbox bliss balls

Nutrition-packed lunchbox bliss balls

This is really all you need to know: these lunchbox bliss balls are DIVINE. They're packed with healthy nutrition, they're remarkably filling and they taste amazing. Let me expand on those three important points. Firstly, the nutrition. Here's what's in these lunchbox...

10 really good lunchbox scrolls to make ahead

10 really good lunchbox scrolls to make ahead

I don't know about our kids, but mine started 'hating' sandwiches somewhere around Year 5. I mean, who hates a sandwich? That said, there are plenty of things that go better in the school lunch than a sambo. Lunchbox scrolls, for example. There are plenty of ways to...

10 really good pie maker lunchbox recipes

10 really good pie maker lunchbox recipes

If you have a pie maker, these pie maker lunchbox recipes will be a godsend. If you don't have one, it might be time to investigate. Whole Facebook groups have sprung up just to wax lyrical on the joys of owning a 40 buck Kmart pie maker. Looking at these recipes, I'm...

These are the BEST peanut butter biscuits

These are the BEST peanut butter biscuits

I'll admit I have a tendency to get a bit gushy about a good biscuit, but these are lit-er-ally (as my tween says 127 times a day) the BEST peanut butter biscuits, bar none. The caps are needed. I almost called them the "BEST peanut butter biscuits EVER", but even I...

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Oat, LSA and chia biscuits (olsac biscuits are a thing)

Oat, LSA and chia biscuits (olsac biscuits are a thing)

In my mind, these chia biscuits are known as Olsac bickies. If linseed, sunflower seeds and almonds can get an LSA moniker, then surely my chia biscuits can be called Olsacs. Whatever we call them (and, let's face it, Olsac is never going to be a thing), these oat...

What’s the ‘right’ age for kids to get a phone?

What’s the ‘right’ age for kids to get a phone?

What's the right age for kids to get a phone? If it seems like all your friends have smartphones, you may be on to something. A report by Common Sense Media found that by the age of 11, more than half of kids in the US have their own smartphone. By age 12, more than...

What to do when your teen is into witchcraft

What to do when your teen is into witchcraft

It can be a bit daunting to discover that your teen is into witchcraft. Visions of pagan dances or even, gulp, human sacrifices spring instantly to mind. Or maybe it's, you know, Harry Potter that witchcraft conjures for you (sacrificial humans? My mind goes to many...

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