8 Lunch box suggestions & WIN a lunch box kit with SMASH!

I always think that there seem to be two camps of parent: the highly organised, but everything for the next term at the end of last term parents and… me. Get fitted for shoes at 4.42pm the day before we return to school under some misguided impression that “they would grow too much if I did it at the beginning of summer” and then promising myself I will order one of those measuring things for home and take advantage of my online shopping expertise.

 

Something I didn’t expect to get so organised for is lunch boxes. When Smash! got in touch and asked me if we would like a few of their lunch boxes and awesome, environmentally friendly sandwich and snack boxes, I jumped at the chance. I thought we would be well in for summer, picnics (yep, the rain saw that off) and days out at the beach… but I didn’t really think about lunch boxes and things for school. Up until now, Reuben and Toby have both been in the same class and entitled to free school meals. That is what they have always taken, and though they are still entitled, Reuben is now in the next class and there will be a good portion of his friend’s who aren’t entitled to free school meals anymore and will be taking pack ups. Knowing Roo the way I do, it’s only a matter of time before he starts asking me for a pack up to have sandwiches and the like with his friends.

 

On the flip side, little miss picky pants has a pick up every Thursday/Friday when she goes to preschool. I usually use a little plastic pot and stick it in a lunchbox with everything crammed inside but if she has anything other than a sandwich, like cold pasta, it leaks. This term, I’m going to be using her snacks pot to try and send her with more fruit based options, and a sandwich box to keep her sandwich fresh.

 

Want a few ideas for pack ups? Sure!

 

  • Antipasti

Salami, pepperonis, ham, different cheeses and tomatoes (a favourite with Toby this one) all with some bruschetta style bread.

  • Pasta salad

You can go wild with this one – pasta with ham and cheese, tomatoes, avocado, egg, bacon, broccoli and prawns… whatever!

  • Sandwiches cut into shapes (without wasting the bread!)

We have some fab sandwich cutters so it literally trims the crusts off and the kids think they are fab. We got ours here but you can buy them anywhere.

  • Fruit salad

Might sound like a dessert but actually fruit salads can be really filling, you could do a fruit salad and something like bread slices to pack the carb punch.

  • Veggie burgers

Yep, these can be cooked and left to go cold (in fact, they are insanely good cold) and then plonked in the lunch box with some crudettes and dips!

  • Chicken & apple bites

Super tasty, easy to make and best cold (in my opinion!)

  • Arancini

These are cheesy rice balls and they are SO good! Easy to make with leftover rice and perfect for dipping in tomato salsa.

  • Quesadilla

Edith really loves this – I fill her’s with ham and cheese but you can use chicken, sweetcorn and peppers, pepperoni, just cheese, veggies… anything really!

Now for the fun part, a giveaway!! I’m giving 2 lucky readers the chance to win a choice of their “pack up kit” which includes one of these lovely lunch box insulated bags with drinks bottle, a snack pot AND a sandwich pot. Just enter below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

H 🙂

114 Comments

  1. Rebecca Sutton
    August 24, 2017 / 11:44 pm

    i like the butterfly one, think my daughter would too.

  2. Natalie Crossan
    August 24, 2017 / 11:41 pm

    The Monster One xxxx

  3. Edward Guerreiro
    August 24, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    I like the third one the most, the monster/robot.

  4. Jade Rogers
    August 24, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    The butterfly one is gorgeous, my girl loves it , thanks for the chance 🙂

  5. Corinne Peat
    August 24, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    I love the dinosaur one!

  6. laura stewart
    August 24, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    i like The butterfly one

  7. Andrea A
    August 24, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    I like the dinosaur bag.

  8. nicky pearce
    August 24, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    The monster lunchbag

  9. Kim Styles
    August 24, 2017 / 2:20 pm

    the dinasaur one is the one I would choose

  10. tina edwards
    August 24, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    the dinasaur one for my grandson

  11. stacey kavanah
    August 24, 2017 / 9:49 am

    Pink Butterfly

  12. Sion Gibby
    August 24, 2017 / 9:16 am

    definitely the butterfly one!

  13. Rebecca miller
    August 24, 2017 / 7:20 am

    My little monster would love the dinosaur one!

  14. Danielle Pooley
    August 24, 2017 / 7:20 am

    I like the robot lunch box 🙂

  15. Hazel Rush
    August 24, 2017 / 7:17 am

    I like the dinosaur one best

  16. linz w
    August 24, 2017 / 7:17 am

    The butterfly – my daughter would love it too!

  17. Leanne Hansell
    August 24, 2017 / 6:52 am

    I love the butterfly bag.

  18. Victoria Thurgood
    August 24, 2017 / 1:22 am

    the dinosaur bag

  19. Michelle Wild
    August 23, 2017 / 11:10 pm

    The dinosaur.

  20. Naomi Williams
    August 23, 2017 / 11:06 pm

    Pink Butterfly

  21. amy bondoc
    August 23, 2017 / 11:00 pm

    the butterfly one is my favourite 🙂

  22. ellie spider
    August 23, 2017 / 10:40 pm

    the monster one 🙂

  23. Adrian Bold
    August 23, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    I adore the butterfly one!

  24. Jennifer Baker
    August 23, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    The Butterfly bag x x x

  25. Fiona jk42
    August 23, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    I like the butterfly bag

  26. Alison Macdonald
    August 23, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    I personally like the monster one but would choose the butterfly for my girly girl x

  27. matt allison
    August 23, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    The monster lunchbag for my little monster

  28. Karen Usher
    August 23, 2017 / 3:51 pm

    I like all of them, my little boy had a Smash lunchbox last year, great value and they last!!! I like the butterfly one best, my little girls turn to start school in Sept!

  29. Maureen M
    August 23, 2017 / 3:03 pm

    The dinosaur

  30. Fiona Rennie
    August 23, 2017 / 2:36 pm

    The dinosaur one

  31. Rich Tyler
    August 23, 2017 / 2:30 pm

    The Monster Bag 🙂

  32. sarah parker
    August 23, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    dinosaur 🙂

  33. Pamela Gossage
    August 23, 2017 / 1:35 pm

    I love the Dinosaur bag

  34. Stevie
    August 23, 2017 / 1:23 pm

    I too like the dinosaur. My niece would love it.

  35. jen jackson
    August 23, 2017 / 12:30 pm

    The butterfly

  36. Victoria Allum
    August 23, 2017 / 11:56 am

    The monster one looks really great. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  37. Jenny Rogers
    August 23, 2017 / 11:53 am

    The butterfly bag is beautiful.

  38. lynn neal
    August 23, 2017 / 11:19 am

    The Dinosaur!

  39. Shannon Mostert
    August 23, 2017 / 11:09 am

    Dinosaur or monster bag

  40. Claire Nelson
    August 23, 2017 / 11:09 am

    The butterfly one is my favourite.

  41. amanda greensmith
    August 23, 2017 / 10:38 am

    the butterfly bag please

  42. Shannon Williams
    August 23, 2017 / 8:48 am

    son chose the dinosaur one his favourite starts first time school soon 🙂

  43. ian Cheyne
    August 23, 2017 / 3:47 am

    Pink Butterfly

  44. Diana
    August 22, 2017 / 11:16 pm

    The butterfly one 🙂

  45. Nancy Bradford
    August 22, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    My daughter loves girly things so we would go for the butterfly.

  46. Debi Newman
    August 22, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    I like the butterfly one x

  47. Ruth lee
    August 22, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    Dinosaur bag

  48. Sally Collingwood
    August 22, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    I love the monster lunch bag looks fab

  49. Katerina Economides
    August 22, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    I like the Butterfly one best, but they are all fun.

  50. S Mayat
    August 22, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    The butterfly bag.

  51. Christina Palmer
    August 22, 2017 / 11:16 am

    My Grandson would love the dinosaur bag

  52. Melanie Pennie
    August 22, 2017 / 9:17 am

    Love the butterfly bag! 🙂

  53. Leila Benhamida
    August 22, 2017 / 1:32 am

    Love the Butterfly. Love to win for my daughter.

  54. Katy Malkin
    August 21, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    The butterfly bag is lovely, I’d use it!

  55. Andrea Fletcher
    August 21, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    I like the monster one.

  56. Keith Hunt
    August 21, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    Pink Butterfly

  57. Suzanne Jackson
    August 21, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    i like the dinosaur

  58. Mary H
    August 21, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    I like the butterfly one. These are really cute!

  59. Kimberley Ryan
    August 21, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    I really love the butterfly bag as would my daughter

  60. Lynn Heath
    August 21, 2017 / 7:42 am

    Love the butterfly bag!

  61. Karen Barrett
    August 21, 2017 / 6:50 am

    The blue butterfly bag, thanks

  62. Paula Barker
    August 21, 2017 / 4:44 am

    I know my daughter would love the butterfly bag, so pretty.

  63. Sadiyya Maryam
    August 21, 2017 / 12:35 am

    The Smash insulated bag bag bottle looks great.

  64. Emma Salter
    August 21, 2017 / 12:03 am

    I love the monster lunch bag.

  65. Colette Booth
    August 20, 2017 / 11:01 pm

    Best lunch box ideas….loving the pasta salad

  66. emma walters
    August 20, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    these look fab, my son loves the dinosaur x

  67. Emma Whittaker
    August 20, 2017 / 9:13 pm

    My daughter would love the butrerfly set 🙂

  68. ADEINNE TONNER
    August 20, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    I really like the dinosaur the best

  69. jules eley
    August 20, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    I love the butterfly the best

  70. Samantha Atherton
    August 20, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    Love the butterfly one. My little girls going packed lunches for the first time in September, I’m so excited to get creative with them.

  71. Kim M
    August 20, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    Love the butterfly one x

  72. Annabel Greaves
    August 20, 2017 / 7:30 pm

    I love the butterfly lunch box

  73. Sue McCarthy
    August 20, 2017 / 5:56 pm

    The Dinosaur bag

  74. Robert Price
    August 20, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    The dinosaur looks good

  75. cheryl hadfield
    August 20, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    Love the butterfly bag

  76. lisa evans
    August 20, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    I love the butterfly bundle for my daughter ?

  77. jo liddement
    August 20, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    The Butterfly lunch bag design is gorgeous

  78. claire glace
    August 20, 2017 / 11:52 am

    The lovely Butterfly, many thanks for the competition x

  79. Kerry Taylor
    August 20, 2017 / 9:27 am

    The psychedelic dinosaur would be very popular here!

  80. Solange
    August 20, 2017 / 1:43 am

    I love the butterfly.

  81. Jo Carroll
    August 19, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    We really love the Smash – Boggle Monster Lunch Bag …very cute. x

  82. Jodie A Green
    August 19, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    i love the butterfly bag! perfect for my daughter starting school tbis year

  83. rebecca h
    August 19, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    I love the Dino pack! Really fun and also really practical. So hard to find good, easy to clean lunchbox bits.

  84. Tracy Hanley
    August 19, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    Like the bottom lunch bag , think its a monster

  85. IAIN MACIVER
    August 19, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    ALL OF THEM ARE FABTASTIC

  86. Arabella Bazley
    August 19, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    They are all fabulous but the dinosaur one is brilliant.

  87. Gabrielly
    August 19, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    The butterfly bag is my favorite.

  88. Sheri Darby
    August 19, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    I love the dinosaur bag – So does my youngest

  89. Lindsey Stuart
    August 19, 2017 / 3:46 pm

    I am loving the butterfly bag, very pretty colours and design
    My daughter Heidi would love it.
    Super collection

  90. Angela Treadway
    August 19, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    The dinosaur one x

  91. Laura Pritchard
    August 19, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    The Monster Bag!

  92. MARK HOPKINS
    August 19, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    I like the dinosaur bag best.

  93. Tom Morrison
    August 19, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    I like the Dinosaur bag

  94. ANN DAWSON
    August 19, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    dinosaur

  95. Ruth Harwood
    August 19, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    Love the butterfly!!

  96. Ray Dodds
    August 19, 2017 / 10:58 am

    Butterfly bag for me

  97. Kim Neville
    August 19, 2017 / 10:32 am

    My son would love the dinosaur lunch bag. Looks cool 🙂

  98. Suzanne
    August 19, 2017 / 10:04 am

    The dinosaur bag is great.

  99. Tina Hewitt
    August 19, 2017 / 10:00 am

    The Butterfly is my favourite

  100. ROSE HOWIE
    August 19, 2017 / 9:05 am

    The monster bag is by far the cutest!! I love your cold veggie burger idea too 🙂

  101. Susan B
    August 19, 2017 / 8:52 am

    What fun they all are. We like dinosaurs in our house so that is the favourite.

  102. Philippa Turner
    August 19, 2017 / 8:38 am

    I love the little monster bag, perfect for nursery.

  103. stuart hargreaves
    August 19, 2017 / 7:39 am

    the one with the butterfly on is our favourite

  104. Sidrah Ahmed
    August 19, 2017 / 4:55 am

    The butterfly bag is so pretty my daughter would love it

  105. Tracy Nixon
    August 19, 2017 / 4:37 am

    I love the butterfly bag thank you!

  106. Janie-Fleur Matcham
    August 19, 2017 / 4:16 am

    I love the monster bag best but they are great

  107. Janie-Fleur Matcham
    August 19, 2017 / 4:16 am

    I love the monster bag best but they are great

  108. Rachel Craig
    August 19, 2017 / 1:36 am

    The Butterfly bag, as it is Beautiful!

  109. Angie McDonald
    August 19, 2017 / 1:30 am

    I like the Pack Ups Dinosaur one!

  110. Abby D
    August 18, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    The monster one!

  111. August 17, 2017 / 8:40 am

    Hey Harriet, the sandwich cutter link doesn’t seem to be there. We are a year away from school but I think it’s time to start planning…

    • Harriet August 17, 2017 / 2:05 pm

      Ahh thanks Richard! I’ve edited it – these are super fun for tinkers and school age kids. E loves em!

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