Australian mothers have shared the elaborate and dazzling lunch boxes that they will make for their children in 2019 – and they are still far away from those from ten years ago.
Gone are the boxes of fruit juice, the cucumber and Kraft sandwiches with some white bread and cheese sticks of yesteryear, and stylish bento boxes full of delicious and healthy delights are in their place.
Nowadays parents have to pack their school meals for their children, they have to make sure that the food meets the current dietary guidelines, it will not cause allergies and it also ensures that their child is fed all day long.
Australian mothers have shared the elaborate and dazzling lunch boxes they make for their children in 2019 – and they are far removed from those of a decade ago (photo)
Gone are the boxes of fruit juice and the cucumber and Kraft single white bread sandwiches of yesteryear, and in their place are stylish bento boxes full of healthy treats
So what do today's children eat?
A series of parents have shared their lunch boxes Bento Land & # 39; s Facebook page, and the kids have everything – from home-made sushi rolls to sliced fruit and vegetables to creative forms.
Some even went so far as to contain elaborate dishes that they had made for their children.
A series of parents have shared their lunch boxes on the Bento Land Facebook page and the kids have everything – from homemade sushi rolls to fresh fruits and vegetables
Parents included everything from wraps to chocolate-filled cookies, homemade cereals and edamame beans (photo)
A meal prepper and Bento box fan Nancy Du said she made a meal for her child based on last night's dinner and it is both fast, attractive and nutritious.
& # 39; The root flower took less than three minutes to cut, & # 39; said Nancy. & # 39; I would say it all in one hour and the same goes for dinner. & # 39;
Previously she told FEMAIL that Nancy revealed her lunch box secrets.
The 43-year-old said she always makes sure that they contain proteins, vegetables, and some complex carbohydrates.
& # 39; I love food and I love cooking – cooking is my way of showing my family how much I love them and how much they mean to me. It's an added bonus that they love to cook, so I'm blessed, & she said.
& # 39; Between the three of us (in the family) I currently have about 70 bento boxes and about 10 snack boxes that I have collected in the last two months and they are all varied in shapes and sizes.
& # 39; Depending on what I make for lunch, I choose a box accordingly. My son loves the bento boxes I bought for him and he thanks me for them. & # 39;
A meal prepper and Bento box fan Nancy Du said she made a meal for her child based on last night's dinner and it is both fast, attractive and nutritious (photo)
Many mothers were fans of the bento box lunchbox style (photo), of which Instagram famous father George Georgievski is a fan – he likes it because it prevents cross-contamination of food
Other parents showed how they lovingly split sandwiches, cut vegetables, juice, and cookies into pieces (pictured)
But it wasn't just Nancy who served a dazzling lunch.
Other parents showed how they had lovingly cut the crusts off the sandwiches, added a handful of popcorn, and distributed fruit and vegetables.
Others contain small cookies filled with chocolate in koala wrapping paper, and some even contain sushi rolls for their children.
Some even put elements of diners in their boxes (pictured)
While others showed their skills with sushi rolls, cucumber and small soy sauce holders in the form of frogs (photo)
Earlier, FEMAIL spoke with Instagram, the famous father George Georgievski, who shared the food that the ideal lunch box should contain (photo: the ideal lunch)
What are the best foods for lunch boxes?
* Mini cucumbers
* Mini carrots
* Mini tomatoes
* Every spin on a regular sandwich – whether it's a croissant, & # 39; ravwich & # 39; or & # 39; springwich & # 39; is
* Rainbow colored food
* Red peppers, used as a cup
Earlier, FEMAIL spoke with Instagram, the famous father George Georgievski, who shared the food that should contain the ideal lunch box.
The 45-year-old from Melbourne said the ideal lunch box should have bite-sized vegetables, small fruits, and rainbow-colored food to ensure that children are fed.
& # 39; Bright colors in the form of fresh products (central), use the rainbow as a form of inspiration, & # 39; George told Daily Mail Australia.
The father of two also recommends making your sandwiches less boring by twisting them.
George regularly makes a & # 39; ravwich & # 39 ;, his view of the Italian ravioli or the & # 39; spring-wich & # 39 ;, which is his view of a Chinese spring roll – for his two girls, and he said that both a nice alternative to a normal sandwich.
& # 39; A bento box is also a cool and easier way to pack school lunches, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; There is no cross-contamination – which is often a problem for children – and it is also leak-free, meaning that the food looks good. & # 39;
Mini cucumbers, mini tomatoes and mini carrots are big hits in his household, while the use of a red bell pepper as a cup for other foods has also proved popular, George said (photo)
What food is George away from?
* Watery fruit
* Tomatoes on sandwiches
* Veggies that wilt quickly
* Slightly too big – kids love smaller, bite-sized portions
Mini cucumbers, mini tomatoes and mini carrots are big hits in his household, while the use of a red bell pepper as a cup for other foods has also proved popular.
& # 39; Something bite-sized is less daunting for children, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; They will pick it up earlier and try it. Smaller pieces of fruit are also nice to use for their bright colors. Strawberries and grapes are my favorites. & # 39;
Meanwhile, George sends clear, watery fruits – which can tarnish and ruin the aesthetics of your lunchbox – and vegetables that wilt quickly and are a little too large.
Instead, you should focus on smaller foods that are attractive to children, and bright colors – which they naturally lean toward.
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