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23rd April 2013 Back To School The last week of school holidays is here already – has it passed by in a flash, or are the days taking their time? Lots of mums and dads have told me they love school holidays, especially when they get to take time off too – a little...
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23rd April 2013

Back To School

The last week of school holidays is here already – has it passed by in a flash, or are the days taking their time? Lots of mums and dads have told me they love school holidays, especially when they get to take time off too – a little break from routine, from ‘have-to’s’, and adding in all those lovely little pleasures like getting to enjoy that second cup of tea in the morning (well some mornings, right?).

But with back to school just around the corner it’s a great time to get inspired about what to pack the kids for lunch.

 

 

 

It’s all in the bag 

Like you, we’re committed to healthy and happy kids. A great way to start is to get their school bag beautiful inside and out with a good durable bag as well as a healthy lunch box.

So you’ve got outside sorted with a Harlequin school and lunch bag (by the way how cute is this watermelon backpack! – click to buy)!

 

Now, how about the inside?

 

Munch & Move

NSW Health is calling it ‘Munch & Move’ and here’s what they recommend:

Fuel up on fruit and veg. Chop up strawberries, pineapple or melon, carrot sticks or cherry tomatoes.

 Carbo loading. Choose from bread, rice, potatoes and pasta, preferably wholegrain, wholemeal or high fibre.

Make it lean with protein. Grab either tuna, salmon, boiled eggs, beans, lean beef or chicken.

Keep it on the down low fat dairy. Pick yoghurt, cheese or milk.

H2o to go. For all day hydration.

Click here for lots more great info  www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au/

And why stop at the school bag – these yummy ideas are ones we can all enjoy. Pack some tasty goodies for the office too!

 

Lest we forget

It’s Anzac Day on Thursday. Have a fantastic break and our thoughts will be with the brave men and women who have served and fought in all wars and conflicts. Are you participating in any Anzac Day events, maybe marching with a grandparent, or on their behalf? 

 

What did you get up to these holidays? Got an easy and ‘good for you’ snack to share? Post it in our comments section below because we’d love to hear your thoughts… on anything! And if too much Harley is never enough, you can find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.

 

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Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Jess x

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23rd April 2013

Back To School

The last week of school holidays is here already – has it passed by in a flash, or are the days taking their time? Lots of mums and dads have told me they love school holidays, especially when they get to take time off too – a little break from routine, from ‘have-to’s’, and adding in all those lovely little pleasures like getting to enjoy that second cup of tea in the morning (well some mornings, right?).

But with back to school just around the corner it’s a great time to get inspired about what to pack the kids for lunch.

 

 

 

It’s all in the bag 

Like you, we’re committed to healthy and happy kids. A great way to start is to get their school bag beautiful inside and out with a good durable bag as well as a healthy lunch box.

So you’ve got outside sorted with a Harlequin school and lunch bag (by the way how cute is this watermelon backpack! – click to buy)!

 

Now, how about the inside?

 

Munch & Move

NSW Health is calling it ‘Munch & Move’ and here’s what they recommend:

Fuel up on fruit and veg. Chop up strawberries, pineapple or melon, carrot sticks or cherry tomatoes.

 Carbo loading. Choose from bread, rice, potatoes and pasta, preferably wholegrain, wholemeal or high fibre.

Make it lean with protein. Grab either tuna, salmon, boiled eggs, beans, lean beef or chicken.

Keep it on the down low fat dairy. Pick yoghurt, cheese or milk.

H2o to go. For all day hydration.

Click here for lots more great info  www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au/

And why stop at the school bag – these yummy ideas are ones we can all enjoy. Pack some tasty goodies for the office too!

 

Lest we forget

It’s Anzac Day on Thursday. Have a fantastic break and our thoughts will be with the brave men and women who have served and fought in all wars and conflicts. Are you participating in any Anzac Day events, maybe marching with a grandparent, or on their behalf? 

 

What did you get up to these holidays? Got an easy and ‘good for you’ snack to share? Post it in our comments section below because we’d love to hear your thoughts… on anything! And if too much Harley is never enough, you can find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.

 

Harlequin School Bags FacebookHarlequin School Bags TwitterHarlequin School Bags PinterestHarlequin School Bags YouTubeHarlequin School Bags Google+Harlequin School Bags Contact Us

 

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Jess x

6 THOUGHTS ON "MID-SEMESTER BACK TO SCHOOL"
Michael On 24 Apr 2013 20:33 Said:
Great ideas Jess especially when Dads have to do the lunches.

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Jess On 29 Apr 2013 12:50 Said:
Hi Michael, so glad you found them helpful! Thanks for your comment, Jess x

Themadhatter On 23 Apr 2013 15:29 Said:
Love the cute mouse bag. We didn't do much thees holidays as we had a OS trip for the Chrissy holidays. I am dreading making all the lunches next week so i'll try and keep these tips in mind.

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Jess On 24 Apr 2013 09:41 Said:
Hi Themadhatter, isn't the mouse bag cute! Hope the lunch tips make lunch a little easier next week for you. Thanks for your comments, Jess x

Laura On 23 Apr 2013 15:10 Said:
Thanks for the lunch box tips, Jess. I definitely forget to do this in the office most days. When I do remember to bring something, I love almond butter and celery to beat mid-morning sugar cravings!

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Melissa Hahn On 23 Apr 2013 15:19 Said:
I love almond butter too but I could just eat it with a spoon. Celery is too healthy. Ha!

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