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Wholesome Lunchbox – Announcing Monthly Event

Posted on: 17th Jan 2008

Wholesome Lunchbox event

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.

Your Entry

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 the banner above (150×150 px wide)

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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:

  1. carbohydrates (tummy fillers): sandwich, wrap, muffin, quiche, pizza slice, pasta salad, rice salad, couscous salad, bread sticks, crackers, bananas;
  2. proteins (meat, fish, eggs, beans): tuna sandwich filler, slices of ham in a sandwich, pieces of chicken in salad;
  3. 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;
  4. dairy products (calcium for growing bones): yogurt, fromage frais, yellow cheese, rice pudding, custard, cottage cheese, cream cheese;
  5. drinks (to keep them hydrated): water, fruit tea, milkshake, smoothie, juice, plain or flavoured milk);
  6. 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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Comments

  1. Hi Margot, hope you’re well.
    I’ll try and do something for this. Can’t promise as I have a brain like a sieve at the moment!

  2. It is a wonderful idea, it will come handy for ppl who pack lunch boxes

  3. As Happy Cook said a wonderful idea!!

    Rosie x

  4. Thanks for the dropping by Margot. If you want I can send couple of my archives too..as you know I have a series running on them…let me know. I have linked yours to my yesterday’s post…thanks drop me a mail!

  5. thank you for the invitation and i’d like to join thanks again.

  6. Hi, Margot,
    Thank you for the invite — I’d like to participate.

  7. Hi there! if it’s ok i’d like to send in an entry, i followed the link from tokiwa’s site, but everyone so far seems to have been invited. i hope it’s ok to enter despite this though…
    birlliant idea, i have a few recipes i like to think are healthy and tasty! ^_^
    Roxi

  8. Ahhh, I didn’t get a chance to enter *pout* but will definitely try to do something for next month. Thanks!!!

  9. Hee very pretty. Love all your props!

  10. I just posted this event info on the new Lunch Blog Events page on Lunch in a Box: http://lunchinabox.net/links/lunch-blog-events/

  11. i will soon join this! can’t wait to share! fun to do this!

  12. Hi, Nice event. I have one in my blog and yet to post one.

  13. We will try to join it next month;)

  14. Awesome! I’ll try to participate and share my packed lunch. Its quite cool! Oh well is there a competition like the most healthy packed lunch that supports environmentally friendly containers? I think it will be great too. What do you think? ;) >Happy Tiffin everyone!

  15. Great, looking forwarding seeing your entries!

    Yes, environmentally friendly containers such as metal fiffins are great idea but not for very small children. Even regular food containers sometimes are very hard to close and open. The only lunchboxes that don’t cause any trouble to my 4 year old are Japanese bento boxes. They are definitely more environmentally friendly that plastic sandwich bags that are thrown away every day.

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  18. what a great idea, people can get so out of control when it comes to eating lunch, this is a great way for people to stay on track and eat right … and it’s great for kids too!

  19. It’s been a while since I’ve participated in Wholesome Lunchbox. It’s time to do it again because I am so tired of making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches every day. Sure they’re fast and the kids request them. But they’re not much of a culinary challenge for Mom. So I’ll make something new this week, and if the kids don’t eat it, at least it will be pictured in your round-up. Thx.

  20. This event look great! Is it still happening?

  21. My 1st visit here, you have a wonderful space.Wiil be back to check out your recipes.Sending an entry for event.
    Do drop by simply.food sometime.

  22. A very neat idea … Would love to contribute to this event :)

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