Lunch Box Wednesday # 3

This month it has all been about Squeeze’ems.  I haven’t been able to experiment with much else as Oscar has been obsessed with what I can put into the Squeeze’ems.  Which is a good thing because I know he’ll enjoy having them in his lunch box, and the frozen ones will do double duty in keeping the lunch box cool.  I’m just not sure how many of those little caps will make it home – based on the number that we had to search for in the lounge room!


So what did we fill them with?  Well here’s a few examples:

  • Frozen or refrigerated:
    • 100% Banana Ice Cream (high amines)
    • Pear Slushy – frozen pear juice (low chemical / Failsafe)
    • Pureed cooked Red/Golden Delicious apple (moderate salicylates)
    • “Honey” yogurt – fresh vanilla yogurt mixed with Rice Malt Syrup (low – moderate amines)
    • Pear yogurt – fresh vanilla yogurt mixed with pureed pear (low – moderate amines)
    • Banana yogurt – fresh vanilla yogurt mixed with mashed banana (moderate – high amines)
  • Refrigerated only:
    • Vanilla Instant Pudding (low chemical / Failsafe)
    • Chocolate / Carob Instant Pudding (low chemical / very high amines)
    • Vanilla Custard  (low chemical / Failsafe)
    • Chocolate / Carob Yogo  (low chemical / very high amines)

If you’ve got any suggestions of your own, I’d love to hear them.

The Chocolate Chip Rye Cookies may not sound like a healthy lunch box treat, but they are probably healthier than many things kids have in their lunch boxes.  I sacrificed a Gold Lindt Easter Bunny for these biscuits, which I based on this recipe from Eating Appalachia.  I didn’t have any spelt flour so used wholemeal instead, and I don’t know if it was this or the other substitutions I made, but my cookies didn’t spread thin like the originals, they stayed nice and chunky, and were very yummy.  They also lasted well and didn’t crumble in the biscuit tin, which is another reason why they would be good in the lunch box.

 Previous Lunch Box Wednesday Posts:

Lunch Box Wednesday #1 – Rice Balls, Egg Rolls, Carrot and Zucchini Muesli Bars

Lunch Box Wednesday #2 – Preserving Fresh Fruit, Pear and Vegetable Bread, Chewy Gluten-free Crackers


If you haven’t voted for me yet in the Best Australian Blog People’s Choice Awards – please vote for me here.

[gmc_recipe 11224]

[gmc_recipe 10576]

[gmc_recipe 11256]


Tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Lunch Box Wednesday # 3

  1. Sonia Gulwadi says:

    Hi Oscar’s Mum 😉
    I like to put vichyssoise in mine. Sounds fancy pants but actually it is just chilled potato and leek soup made with chicken stock, delicious, nutritious and no sugar.
    Easy To Avoid / Funny Tummys
    PS Im making a batch this weekend if you would like the recipe details.

    • Oscars Mum says:

      Yes please! I’ve been looking for some savoury / vegetable ideas. 🙂

  2. Gratefulfoodie says:

    Every time I drop by I find more and more creative recipes! How do you do it?

    I’m always surprised to see new ingredients or fresh ideas. Keep up the good work. Even though I am way across the planet over in Nevada, in the United States. I truly enjoy popping by to see what you are cooking up.

    Hope you know how much we all enjoy your work!