25 Delicious Fillings for Sandwiches, Wraps, Pitas and Bread Rolls …

25 Delicious Fillings for Sandwiches, Wraps, Pitas and Bread Rolls

  Very soon kids will be returning to school and parents everywhere will jump back into the routine of preparing lunchboxes.  Some kids crave the familiarity of having the same sandwich every day whereas there’ll be others who get bored and want variety.   Remember to check your school’s lunchbox policy to see if there are any foods like peanut butter that are banned and then you could spice things up with some of the gorgeous sandwich fillings below.  All of the suggestions use common items from the fridge and pantry and I’ve included some ideas for using … read more

Cheesy Mini Pizza Scrolls … A Simple Lunchbox Idea …

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  This is one of my favourite lunchbox recipes … Cheesy Mini Pizza Scrolls.  They are ideal for kids lunchboxes for school or Uni and are also perfect for working Mums and Dads.  You can make enough to last for several weeks and freeze them, then simply pop one or two in each lunchbox, either as a snack for morning tea or as a treat in place of a sandwich or wrap.   I love the simplicity of this recipe because there’s no mucking around with yeast and dough and they’re quick to make, saving Mums and Dads that one thing we never seem to have enough of … time.  I also … read more

Choosing the Right Lunchbox for Mum or Dad to take to Work …

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  Around this time every year, choosing a lunchbox and filling it with nutritious food for kids going back to school becomes a very hot topic. I’ve shared loads of ideas here on the blog and you can read more by clicking on the “Lunchbox Ideas” tab on the top menu above. But, what about Mum and Dad … I’m sure they need some lunchbox inspiration as well!   Like many of you, I’m a working Mum (I work casually) but still try to take lunch with me when I do go to work. I love being able to pack healthy, nutritious food that I enjoy eating but more than … read more

Apricot Muesli Bars …

Apricot Muesli Bars

  Muesli Bars are the perfect snack when you’re feeling peckish and an ideal treat to put in the kids lunchboxes. And I do love making my own because at least I know what goes into them. These Apricot Muesli Bars are soft, chewy and delicious … it’s so hard to stop at just one! Enjoy!   Apricot Muesli Bars …   Print Author: Mrs Organised Ingredients ... ½ cup butter ¾ cup brown sugar, firmly packed 2 tablespoons honey 1 ½ cups rolled oats ¼ cup sesame seeds ⅓ cup desiccated coconut ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ⅓ cup pumpkin seeds 1 cup dried … read more

Chocolate Chip Cookies … 60 Freezable Cookies …

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  Who doesn’t love a deliciously soft, gooey Chocolate Chip Cookie … one that melts in your melt and begs you to eat just one more!   Well, these cookies certainly fit that description and my only advice would be to get them into the freezer once they’ve cooled or they just might vanish right before your eyes. This is a great little recipe because it also goes a long way to create 60 cookies that freeze perfectly. Enjoy!     Chocolate Chip Cookies … 60 Freezable Cookies …   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins … read more

Pork and Vegetable Sausage Rolls … Homemade …

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  I love making my own sausage rolls because I get to create using beautiful fresh ingredients without any nasty preservatives. They’re also a versatile snack because you can add whatever vegetable you have in the fridge and add or take away whatever your family doesn’t like. I often make these for lunch or dinner on a Sunday as they are a quick and easy meal and I also get enough for the kids lunches on a Monday. I’m lucky that they will eat these cold and they are a perfect alternative to their traditional sandwiches and wraps. My kids love these and I have to say, … read more

Gingerbread Muffins …

Gingerbread Muffins

  It’s been a big day of baking here today as I fill the freezer with muffins and other baked goodies in preparation for the kids going back to school and uni. Muffins are perfect because they freeze so well and will last in the freezer for up to 3 months.   When I’m packing school lunches, I simply take one from the container in the freezer, pop it in the kids lunchboxes and it’s defrosted by morning tea … easy! So, here’s another delicious flavour to add to your collection. Enjoy!   5.0 from 1 reviews Gingerbread Muffins …   Print Author: Mrs … read more

Back to School … Tips for Choosing the Right Lunchbox …

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  I like my kids to start each year with a new lunchbox because I figure, after a year of crumbs and spills, it’s time for an upgrade. When they were younger, Santa used to always bring them a new lunchbox and drink bottle, but now that they’re older I simply buy a new one at the start of every year.   Here are the features I look for when choosing a lunchbox/lunch bag:   Size – while you don’t want it so big that it takes up too much of your child’s school bag, it does need to be big enough to hold sufficient food for the day as well as ice … read more

Cranberry and Orange Muffins …

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  Welcome to 2015 and Happy New Year to you all !   Let’s kick off with one of my favourite muffin recipes … Cranberry and Orange Muffins … perfect for morning teas and lunchboxes. Why not whip up a batch and freeze them in preparation for the kiddos heading back to school.     Cranberry and Orange Muffins …   Print Author: Mrs Organised Serves: 18 Ingredients ... 2 cups plain flour 2 tspns baking powder ¼ tspn bicarbonate of soda 1 cup castor sugar 1 cup dried cranberries ⅓ cup orange zest, loosely packed 170 g butter, melted and slightly … read more

Jingle Balls …

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  Christmas is just around the corner and, if you’re anything like me, you’ll be looking for recipe ideas for the festive season. These are a wonderful chocolate treat that can be made up as a gift for a friend or a teacher or made to be enjoyed at a Christmas function or on Christmas day. Of course, these can be enjoyed any time of the year but to get in the spirit, I’ve added a couple of drops of red and green food colouring to the coconut for rolling to create a healthy, nut-free, guilt-free festive treat.   5.0 from 2 reviews Jingle Balls   Print … read more

Chicken Nuggets … Oven Baked and Homemade …

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  Chicken Nuggets are an absolute favourite with most kids and if you’re looking for a homemade alternative minus the preservatives, “mystery ingredients” and fat, then this is a recipe you need to try.  I used to avoid crumbing my own food but once you get the hang of it, it's not too bad and the bonus is knowing exactly what's going into the nuggets.  If you haven’t use Panko Crumbs before, you will find them in the Asian section of Coles and Woolworths and they give a crispier and more textured result than an ordinary bread crumb. 5.0 from 1 reviews … read more

White Chocolate Apricot Balls …

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  Here’s a yummy recipe that will be perfect for your next party, great for the kids lunch boxes or ideal just as a sweet treat.  These are best refrigerated and served the next day as it gives them a chance to firm up a little.  Enjoy! White Chocolate Apricot Balls …   Print Prep time 20 mins Total time 20 mins   Author: Mrs Organised Serves: 24 Ingredients ... ¾ cup white chocolate bits 200g packet dried apricots, roughly chopped 1 cup desiccated coconut 2 teaspoons orange zest ½ can sweetened condensed milk extra desiccated coconut, … read more

Orange and Poppy Seed Muffins …

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  Here’s a great new muffin flavour I tried over the weekend.  They were gobbled up super quick leaving me only 4 to freeze for lunches … next time I think I’ll make a double batch! Orange and Poppy Seed Muffins …   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Mrs Organised Serves: 14 Ingredients ... ¾ cup milk 1 tablespoon vinegar 2 ½ cups self-raising flour, sifted (I used gluten free) ¾ cup caster sugar 1 ½ tablespoons poppy seeds 125g butter, melted 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 orange rind, grated finely ¼ … read more

Citrus Slice … No Baking Required …

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  Here’s a gorgeous slice that’s quick to make, requires no baking and is perfect for afternoon tea when friends drop by for a cuppa.  Enjoy! Citrus Slice … No Baking Required …   Print Prep time 20 mins Total time 20 mins   Author: Mrs Organised Ingredients ... 1 packet Marie Biscuits, crushed 1 can sweetened condensed milk 2 cups desiccated coconut 3 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons lemon rind, grated Icing 1 tablespoons butter 1 ½ cups icing sugar 1 – 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice desiccated coconut, extra Method ... Melt butter … read more

Beef Rissoles … Packed with Vegie Goodness …

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I love making the humble rissole and here are some of the reasons:   Rissoles are quick and easy to make using simple ingredients that you’ll most likely already have in the fridge and pantry.   Rissoles are kind on the family budget.  Mince can be purchased fairly cheaply and this recipe will make enough for 2 meals (for a family of 4 – 5) as well as up to 25 meatballs for lunches or snacks … that’s great value!   Depending on what you put in them, rissoles are quite healthy, especially if you use “Heart Smart” Mince and don’t use too much oil when … read more