Looking for an easy way to get organised this school year?
Avoid the lunch box morning scurry and get prepared this weekend for the entire school term! Simply buy the ingredients, lock in some time for baking and freeze your creations for when you need them! These ideas are must-haves for freezable school snacks preparation and a great way to increase the chance of your child coming home with an empty lunch box and a full tummy.
The recipes are designed for one child – if you have more than one child to prepare freezable school snacks for, then simply double or triple the mixture. Simply bake, wrap and go!
What You Will Need:
- Zip lock bags.
- Plastic Wrap
- Baking Paper
- A black pen to label the bags
- Various baking tins
- An afternoon of free time
- AND…. a playlist of your favourite tunes so you can bake and groove at the same time.
Ready to get started? Here we go!
Monday – Fruit Slice
What’s a good way to get them excited for the week? Why not give them something sweet? This Fruit Slice is a great snack for kids of all ages and can easily be added to any size lunch box.
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 ½ cups wholemeal flour
- 1 cup mixed dried fruit
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2/3 cup maple syrup
- 60 grams reduced fat margarine
- 1 tablespoon boiling water
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Add Baking Paper to the tin. Mix oats, flour, fruit and sugar into a bowl. Place maple syrup and margarine in microwave proof jug and cook on high for 2 minutes stirring once. Carefully mix in water and bicarbonate soda and pour into the dry ingredients, mixing well. Press into tin and bake for 15 – 20 minutes. Let it cool and cut into rectangles. Add one or two slices to a ziplock bag and pop in the freezer.