It’s no secret that fruits are very important in kid’s overall development but it is always such a hassle to carry them in kid’s lunch box. Often they come back home with uneaten fruit in their lunchboxes mainly because they don’t want to eat it. It’s more likely because by lunchtime, that fruit is a gooey mess. However we must take care to cut and pack the fruits and vegetables in such a way that the nutrient loss is minimal.
Here are few tips to pack fruits in kid’s lunchbox:
Tip No. 1: Wrap fruit in cloth
Round fruit like apples, peaches or pears and wrap them in a dry cloth. Make sure to tie the top of the cloth with a knot so your fruit does not go rolling around in your lunch bag.
Tip No. 2: Keep apple slices crisp
Soak your slices in a solution of two cups of cold water and an eighth of a teaspoon of salt for five minutes. Then drain and pack in an airtight container and you’re good to go.
Tip No. 3: Keep strawberries fresh
The best way to transport strawberries is to leave them washed and whole. This way, the strawberry can stay fresh longer.
Tip No.4: Kiwi Pop-ups
Peel kiwi, cut into thick slices, insert a popsicle stick or lollipop stick into one end, and freeze on a tray or plate. You’ll get about 3-4 pops per kiwi. It will be easier to send Kiwi popsicle to school than just slice kiwis
Tip No. 5: Prevent bananas from browning
Banana is a very common and nutritious fruit. Most of the time when we send banana in lunch box it becomes brown. A way to save your bananas is to add plastic wrap to the stem. This will prevent it from getting ripe way too quickly. Throw it in your kid’s lunchbox and you are all set.