Yumbox Lunch Ideas For Toddlers: March 2019

Disclaimer: I previously worked with EatWell-UK who provided a discount to purchase these boxes.  Erin has packed lunches each day that she’s at nursery and we use various Yumboxes as her lunchbox. The compartments keep each item of food separate and it means we can give Erin a range of foods in the right portion sizes. Each month I’ll be posting Erin’s lunches to hopefully give you some inspiration. She isn’t the most adventurous with food though so these ideas are great for picky eaters too! Box 1: Fruit loaf Grated cheese Kiwi Pepper sticks Left over carbonara pasta Carrot

Yumbox Lunch Ideas For Toddlers: February 2019

AD: I previously worked with EatWell-UK who provided a discount to purchase these boxes.  Erin has packed lunches each day that she’s at nursery and we use various Yumboxes as her lunchbox. The compartments keep each item of food separate and it means we can give Erin a range of foods in the right portion sizes. Each month I’ll be posting Erin’s lunches to hopefully give you some inspiration. She isn’t the most adventurous with food though so these ideas are great for picky eaters too! Box 1: Open ham sandwiches (Erin struggles a bit with the thickness sometimes) Fromage

Getting Erin Involved In The Kitchen

Erin is a fussy eater and some days it’s a real struggle to get her to eat much at all. Erin tends to stick to foods that she knows and likes such as cereal, fruit and the occasional sandwich. I guess we’re lucky in a way that Erin will eat yogurts, ham and plenty of fruit but we really struggle with meal times. A couple of weeks ago Erin got upset because I’d started making dinner one day and she had wanted to help. To be honest, this came as a bit of a shock to me as Erin had

Yumbox Lunch Ideas For Toddlers: January 2019

Disclaimer: I previously worked with EatWell-UK who provided a discount to purchase these boxes.  This month Erin started a new nursery and unlike the old nursery where she had hot lunches, this one required packed lunches every day. Erin’s nursery asks that the packed lunches are healthy and although I know other parents don’t stick to this at all, I do try to as much as possible. I do struggle for ideas though and I know others do as well so I thought I would start a new series showing what lunches Erin has been eating for the previous month.

Do We Expect Too Much From Our Toddlers?

I’ll be the first to admit that I regularly lose my shit when it comes to Erin. I would say that I have a bit of a meltdown on at least a monthly basis, if not more often. If we hadn’t decided to put Erin into nursery as soon as she turned 2 last January I think you would find me rocking in a corner somewhere crying my eyes out every single day. Being a parent has never come easily or naturally to me but I have found the last 6 months to a year incredibly hard. A lot of

Preparing For Packed Lunches

Disclaimer: We received a discount on these items but all opinions are our own. About a month ago we got the terrible news that Erin’s nursery, and the school it was attached to, would be closing down and today is that day. Currently, Erin has a hot lunch for each of the 3 days she’s at nursery with pudding and fruit being available each day as well. with Erin being quite a fussy eater at home having lunches sorted 3 days a week was a real relief and I was so happy knowing that she was eating something different. Erin

When Did Fussy Eating Become A Competition?

Erin is quite the fussy eater and it can be a nightmare to get her to eat a proper meal. While she’s at nursery she eats really well and has cooked meals on the days she is there. Erin’s nursery is attached to a private school and all of the children eat lunch together so this encourages her to do the same as her friends are doing. At home though, we struggle. I think Erin would live on cereal and toast if we would let her. Luckily, she really likes fruit so we always have that available to her. Every

Summer Lunch Solutions From Thermos

Erin is going on a school trip to the zoo in a couple of weeks and she needs to take a packed lunch with her. She takes packed lunches all throughout the holidays anyway but normally we are able to put them in the fridge at school to keep everything at the right temperature. With the weather being so nice at the minute, and it being so warm, nursery have advised us to be a bit more careful with what we pack for the trip as it can’t be refrigerated. We normally use a Yumbox Classic, which Erin loves but