It is not too late to undertake some food prep for the week ahead. Here are some super simple ideas to get you started! 
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Even though the weekend is almost over, it isn't too late to do some weekly food prep to make your life easier during the school week and to ensure you have some nutritious lunches for the kids and you.

With what you have left of the weekend commit to making one savoury item and one sweet item for the lunch boxes. It doesn’t have to be in an amount that will last all week, just something that will get you at least half way through the week is a great place to start. To fit it in with out causing too much additional work, try this:

  1. For the evening meal tonight choose one that you can make in bulk to leave left overs for lunches. Two favourites for our family are to have tacos which I can then turn the left over meat into taco parcels and chicken schnitzel which I can then use as the main ingredient in wraps for the kids’ lunches.
  2. This afternoon grab whatever kids are around and get them in the kitchen with you to make a simple sweet treat for the lunch box. Muffins are great for this, you can try Choc banana muffins (gluten, dairy and nut free) or choc chip muffinsChoc sunflower seed ballsquinoa snack balls or the traditional chocolate balls (you can find a refined sugar free version of chocolate balls here).
You can see my process for my weekly prep in this post here - Weekly food prep process. And if you are after more ideas on quick, easy and tasty recipes you can cook for a weekly prep session, check out these posts:

Weekly food prep and menu plan ideas for August - links to all the prep for one weekend, plus three other savoury and sweet combos you can make in a couple of hours.

Weekly prep and menu plan ideas for June - links to all the prep for one weekend, plus four other savoury and sweet combos you can make in a couple of hours.

Weekly prep and menu plan ideas for May - details with links of one of my weekend prep sessions.

If you take the challenge and do some weekly prep. upload a photo to the Planning With Kids facebook page here and I will choose one winner and send them a copy of my book. Photos must be uploaded my 10pm on 14th August 2016 to be in the running.


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