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NEW FOOD PACKAGING IN STORE NOW

From August 2018, customers will notice our rebranded food packaging start to appear on shelf in all major stockists.

  • CURRENT Packaging
  • new Packaging

We are excited to announce our new packaging will start to appear on shelf from August 2018. This transition to new packaging will occur over a number of months. During this time there will be a mix of current and new packaging on shelf.

There are no major changes to these products, in some instances there is a small name change or slight recipe improvement, see below for the full details.

Products purchased via the website will be delivered to customers in our old packaging until the end of October. From November, products ordered from the website will be delivered in the new packaging.

Please note, our Infant Formula packaging will not be rebranded until later in 2019.

For any questions, connect with our team of accredited practising Dietitians on +61 3 6332 9200

Product name changes

  • Cereal Name Changes
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Baby Rice
  • NEW Packaging Organic Rice with Prebiotic (GOS) Note: Our Baby Rice recipe has been upgraded to now include GOS Prebiotic
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Vanilla Rice Custard
  • NEW Packaging Organic Milk & Vanilla Baby Rice
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Apple & Cinnamon Porridge
  • NEW Packaging Organic Apple & Cinnamon Baby Porridge
  • Ready To Serve Name Changes
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Banana, Pear & Mango
  • New Packaging Organic Banana, Pear, Apple & Mango
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Mango, Blueberry & Apple
  • New Packaging Organic Blueberry, Mango & Apple
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Peach & Apple
  • New Packaging Organic Grape, Apple & Peach
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Pumpkin & Tomato Risotto
  • New Packaging Organic Pumpkin, Sweet Potato & Tomato
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Broccoli, Beef & Brown Rice
  • New Packaging Organic Beef & Vegetables
  • Note: We have also upgraded some of our RTS recipes to remove added sugars and to remove some of the more complex ingredients that are not required for young children such as Tamari.
  • RUSKS NAME CHANGES
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Milk Rusks Toothiepegs
  • New Packaging Organic Milk Rusks

Back to School Lunchbox Ideas

Make going back to school fun AND healthy with these lunchbox ideas!

 

Packing your child’s lunch box has to be fairly high up on the list of things that parents dread the most when school returns, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Here are some ideas to help this potentially mundane task easier, faster, and less likely to end up in the school bin.

 

Firstly, it’s important to cover all the bases, nutritionally speaking, to ensure that your child has enough energy to last all the way to that final bell (and preferably beyond, for your sake!). Try to include a good source of protein, some carbs, and some healthy fats, plus limit the amount of discretionary foods (e.g. cakes, chips, biscuits) to avoid energy spikes and troughs. 

 

This balance can be achieved by selecting your foods from these five food groups.

  • Vegetables, legumes and beans. 
  • Fruits
  • Grains (mostly whole grains)
  • Lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs, and tofu
  • Dairy

 

Getting this balance right will help to ensure that your child will be buzzing with energy and ready to focus without distraction, all day long.

 

Ideas to Cover these Five Food Groups

1. Vegetables, Legumes and Beans

  • Carrot, capsicum or celery sticks with hummus or tzatziki.
  • Edamame -You can buy frozen (pre-cooked) from the supermarket, and let them thaw in the lunchbox.
  • Chickpeas baked with olive oil and harissa, or lightly salted.
  • Homemade baked beans – use cannellini or navy beans and stir in a can of tomatoes, minced garlic, diced onion, paprika, and pepper/salt to taste.
  • Sugar peas or snow peas.
  • Minestrone, pumpkin, chicken and vegetable, or Miso soup, preheated and stored in a small thermos.
  • Zucchini fritters.
  • Seaweed snacks.

2. Fruits

Don’t overlook the humble apple/banana/pear…just make sure that you pack it well so that it doesn’t get bruised!

Dried fruits, such as Bellamy’s organic Pear and Apple Snacks, dates, figs, or apricots.

Homemade fruit muesli bar with oats and seeds, e.g. this Nut-free, vegan muesli slice, or this Super Seeds Muesli Bar.

Any seasonal fruits can be pre-sliced the night before, divided into containers and thrown into the lunch box on the way out the door!

Homemade fruit straps.

3. Grains

  • Wholegrain sourdough, either as a sandwich, or to dip in soup.
  • Corn tortillas – with hummus or guacamole to dip.
  • Brown rice salad or leftover fried rice, loaded with veg.
  • Wholegrain pasta with passata and veg.
  • Wholegrain wrap with lean meat or tofu, baby spinach and grated carrot.
  • Quinoa salad.
  • Popcorn 
  • Homemade oat and zucchini pancakes. Simply blend 1 cup of oats, ½ cup of spelt or whole meal flour, ½ cup milk of your choice, 3 eggs, 1 zucchini, 1 banana and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Light pan-fry in olive oil or small amount of better, just like pancakes.

4. Lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs, and tofu.

  • Marinated cold chicken legs.
  • Boiled eggs.
  • Tinned salmon or tuna.
  • Smoked salmon.
  • Lamb cutlets or pork chops.
  • Marinated tofu, either alone, on a wrap, or in rice salad.
  • Omelet – an easy one to make into fun shapes with a cookie cutter for the littlies. Try adding mushrooms, zucchini, and cheese for extra nutrients.
  • Meatballs – Good quality organic minced beef, pork or chicken, mixed with an egg, some finely chopped veg, onion, and garlic and pan-fried in olive oil. 
  • Vegetable Frittata 

5. Dairy

  • Tub of Greek yoghurt.
  • Homemade smoothie – try adding fresh berries, banana, Greek yoghurt, chia seeds, spinach, and your milk of choice.
  • Cubes of tasty cheese.
  • Scoop cottage cheese or soft feta into a small container to spread onto wholegrain crackers.

The Right Lunchbox

Investing in a lunchbox that suits your needs will save a lot of hassle, keep the food from spoiling, and save a lot of packaging waste. There are some amazing designs out there to discover. 

  • My Munchbox – Great range of bright colours, interchangeable trays to suit the style of lunch each day, and silicon seal system to prevent leaking.
  • Bright Star Kids Personalised Bento Box – Personalised with your child’s name, this BPA-, PVC-, and phthalate-free bento style lunchbox is also dishwasher safe. 
  • Little Lunch Box Co. Bento Five – Dishwasher safe and available in many cute designs, this lunchbox has five compartments so that you can offer plenty of variety to your little one. 
  • Thermos ‘Funtainer’ Stainless Steel Food Jar – Stays hot for up to 5 hours so it’s perfect for soup or stew, and cold for up to 7 hours. Easy to clean, and available in five colours.

 

 

About the author

Brittany Darling is an accredited nutritionist and mother of two, with a special interest in children health, fertility and pregnancy nutrition.

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