Wholesome Lunchbox – Announcing Monthly EventPosted on: 17th Jan 2008
Wholesome Lunchbox is a food blogging event that take part on 15th of each month on this website. It is collection of delicious lunchbox ideas from all over the World.
You can take a look at Round-up Archive here.
Please send all your entries through Flickr Wholesome Lunchbox group, to do so you will need:
- join the Wholesome Lunchbox group,
- upload image to your Flickr gallery,
- click “actions” and add the image to the group,
- or go to the group page and add more than one photo at a time.
There is no limit on submited lunchboxes to the Flickr group, they will be all accepted (except duplicates and images that I find not related) but only chosen ones will be displayed on Coffee & Vanilla website. They will be tagged by me with “wholesomelunchbox” tag so please don’t add this tag yourself. As the pictures in the round-up are pulled from Flickr server by date so it is important to add them to the group before 15th of the month otherwise they may not show in the round-up.
Wholesome Lunchbox banners
If you have a website and wish to link to the event here are couple of banners you can use.
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html code for banner above (200×60 px wide)
Additional information for parents/careers
If it is a lunch for kids it should (but does not have to as long as they are getting all necessary nutrients during the day) contain one item from each categories:
- carbohydrates (tummy fillers): sandwich, wrap, muffin, quiche, pizza slice, pasta salad, rice salad, couscous salad, bread sticks, crackers, bananas;
- proteins (meat, fish, eggs, beans): tuna sandwich filler, slices of ham in a sandwich, pieces of chicken in salad;
- fruit & veg (vitamins & minerals, part of 5 a day): fresh, tinned or dried fruits, nuts (only when allowed), seeds, fruit salad, jelly made with fruit pieces and natural juice, raw vegetables, salad leaves;
- dairy products (calcium for growing bones): yogurt, fromage frais, yellow cheese, rice pudding, custard, cottage cheese, cream cheese;
- drinks (to keep them hydrated): water, fruit tea, milkshake, smoothie, juice, plain or flavoured milk);
- treats (as a element of surprise): some little sweet (preferably homemade), sticker, fun food pick or favourite fruit (I usually hide lunchbox items in fridge drawer so I can surprise my daughter with some lychee jellies or other things she loves and is not expecting that day).
Items that are not recommended include
- nuts (in most primary schools they are banned due to allergies);
- chocolate or chocolate covered biscuits and generally sweets;
- rich in salt, processed snacks such as potato crisps;
- snacks rich in sugar, even many cereal bars contain extra added sugar;
- fruit drinks that has little real fruit and plenty of sugar and artificial colours and flavourings;
- fizzy drinks.
I’m looking forward seeing your entries … Margot
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