Finally, the laaities are back at school and all parents can breathe a sigh of relief.
After spending just over a month on holiday, life as we know it can go back to normal.
The first day of school can be very overwhelming, especially for the littles ones and the first time schoolers, who have to get used to a whole new environment, make new friends and meet new teachers.
Therefore it’s of utmost importance to make sure you pack them a lekker dite.
No chokers and survivors on the first day of big school or a new school, nuh mammie.
But it is Januworry month, after all, so if you are going to make a simple broodjie then at least make it look kwaai.
An easy trick I use with my sometimes picky five-year-old is to flous her with the same meal and present it differently.
And if it comes with spaghetti then it’s even better.
Cookie cutters are also great to keep around especially for making sandwiches.
The aim is to keep the meal simple, yet tasty - so lekker that the other laaities will want to be your child’s tjommie.
Most of us grew up with bread as the staple kos in our lunchbox, but kids like variety so try to switch it up a few times.
Summer has finally decided to show up so light meals, yoghurt and fruit salads are always a winner and you don’t need to break the bank.
What I love about the recipes I’ve selected this week is that it’s very simple to make, and you can even make them ahead of time.
Best of all is that you can pop some of these snacks in your own bakkie for a lunchtime treat.
Try these simple back to school recipes from Rhodes Quality and Simple, fabulous Lunchbox ideas by Leanne Katzenellenbogen.