Back to School – Zero Waste Lunch Boxes

New school year, new you! Make sure for this school year you are being more consious about how you can limit your waste.

Here are some of our tips of how to reduce waste in your packed lunch:

Shop Sustainably

By reducing packaging in your lunch box, you may have to consider alternative food shopping habits to help eliminate your waste. Look into market stalls or shops who sell unpackaged fruits, veg and other dried goods.

Let's Bake

Some snacks are quick, easy and affordable to make in your own homes. Use this opportunity to bake as a mindful activity for yourself or get the family involved and make it a weekend activity to create snacks for the upcoming week. We have previously posted recipes for Granola Bars and Protein Bites. Both recipes are a great health snack which also have sweet flavours which kids will love.

Check them out here:

Granola Bars

Protein Bites

Opt for snack jars.

Snack jars are a great way to store some delicious nutritious nibbles which minus the need of plastic waste. Either reusable plastic tubs or glass jars are perfect for these lunch box ideas.

Here are a few of our recommended snack combinations:

Yogurt, Berries and Granola

Apple and Cheese

Carrots, Peppers and Hummus

Carrot and Cucumber

Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds and Raisins

Apple and Peanut Butter

Crackers and Cheese

Dried Coconut, Dried Sultanas and Dark Chocolate Chips

Swap out crisp packets with homemade crisps

Why not experiment and make your own crisps? Whether you want to stick to a traditional potato crisp recipe or be adventurous and try out beetroot or apple crisp alternatives, there are multiple options to help eliminate crisp packets and create a healthier school snack. There are many recipes online to explore.

Got any other ideas of your own or wish to create some of these? Then let us know and tag us in your images using

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