***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED and the lucky winner was Michelle du Plooy!***
It’s Sunday so I’m busy planning for the week ahead. My lap is full of recipe books and meal plans, my phone is full of beeping Whatsapp messages as we organise lift clubs, and I’m trying to schedule in exercise, work meetings, article deadlines and more. But one thing I don’t have to think about this coming week is school lunches! And thank heavens.
The Lunchbox recently sent me a month’s worth of kids lunches to test out and review, which included 21 brown paper bags individually packed (and numbered) with delicious and healthy items, plus a water one day and a juice the next.
They’re the kind of things I’d normally put in the kids’ lunches, from dried fruit to biltong, oat cookies to date balls plus mini packets of nuts (although you can choose a nut-free box if your child is allergic, or if the school is a no-nut zone). My kids normally only drink water at school, so we have been giving them the odd juice, but mostly keeping those at home for when we need them.
We’ve been having great fun each evening, as I let the kids each pick a mystery bag and then they have the best time unpacking their lunch into their lunchbox, ready for the next day. They get such a kick out of the different surprises in there, instead of my usual uninspired selection! And it’s obviously different each day, so they don’t get bored.
These are all non perishable items, so I throw in a sandwich and a banana/naartjie as well, but it’s so much easier than trying to scrape together a whole lunchbox each day. Rachel declared her latest lunchbox delicious: “I enjoyed the mango thing (fruit bar), and the little rice things (rice cakes) and also the biltong. It’s better than the lunch Mommy gives me as it tastes better”. Well, thanks.
And how about the price? If you set up a regular direct debit, you pay R630 per month and if you do the pay-as-you-go/ad-hoc option, it’s R688. Taking into account that it includes pricy things like biltong or nuts, I think this is very good value (plus it includes free delivery to your door). This video does a neat little comparison:
They also do adult boxes and Banting boxes, which is good to know! I thought the quality of the food items was really great, plus it’s simply the convenience of the service, and the way it gives you one less thing to worry about and plan (because our plates are already full) that makes it such a good idea.
Win a month’s supply of Kids’ Lunches from The Lunchbox
I asked the lovely Michelle at The Lunchbox if one lucky reader could also win a month’s supply of kids’ lunches, and she agreed to share the love (and deliciousness)! It is this option right here.
Here’s what you need to do to win:
- Comment below this post and tell me why you need The Lunchbox in your life.
- Only 1 entry/comment per person (I can see your IP addresses) – duplicate entries will be deleted.
- You can’t have a won a giveaway on this blog within the last 6 months.
- This giveaway closes at 9am on Monday 14 August 2017.
- Share this post on Twitter or Facebook if you feel that way inclined!
- Open to SA residents only – winner will be chosen randomly.
Thanks again to The Lunchbox for this opportunity…and good luck!