GUILT FREE EASTER GIFTS FROM MIKKI & ME KIDS

GUILT FREE EASTER GIFTS FROM MIKKI & ME KIDS

It doesn’t matter HOW you celebrate Easter….you can’t escape THE CHOCOLATE!!!

It’s EVERYWHERE! But what happens if you aren’t allowed to eat it!?
If you have young ones that suffer from allergies, babies not old enough to have chocolate or you’d just rather not overload the kids with sugar, Easter Sunday can be a tough gig….

So if your Easter is going to be about better choices (and less chocolate) we have a range of alternatives and gift ideas to make sure that your child doesn’t miss out on the fun and festivities!

An Easter Treasure Hunt With A Difference!

Just because you are limiting the chocolate doesn’t mean the kids can’t go on a treasure hunt!

We’ve made it easy for you with our FREE Printable Easter Treasure Hunt signs! Simply download the file HERE or at the bottom of the page, and print! Cut each shape out and attach a paddle pop stick to create little signs you can use around the garden on Easter morning.

If you are avoiding chocolate eggs and sugary treats this year, we have some adorable trinket gifts available in our online store including little Bunny Lip-glosses, Wind Up Hopping Toys and Mini LED Bunny lights!

For added excitement, place some Bunny Footprints around the house and garden! Kids will be super excited to see the prints on the floor in their bedroom – especially when they realise that the Easter Bunny must have checked on them while they were sleeping!

(We have included some Bunny Paw Prints in our Easter Treasure Hunt Printable File for you too!)

Personalised Bunnies, Teddies & Soft Toys For Kids This Easter

Kids will love discovering a special new friend at the end of the trail!!

Mikki & Me have an extensive range of adorable bunnies, bears and soft toys just waiting for someone to love them.  Our bespoke Alimrose Designs dolls are a timeless favourite (and they make a gorgeous nursery piece for those still too little to appreciate them!)

For little ones celebrating their very First Easter, we also offer Personalised Keepsake teddies & bunnies! Choose your favourite teddy, select a design and some colours, and let us create a one of a kind soft toy that will be treasured for years to come!

More alternative Easter Gifts too sweet to say NO to!

If you like to take a more practical approach when it comes to gift giving, we have you covered!

Gorgeous Retro Bunny Night Lights, Pretty Pastel (and Monochrome!) Bunny Placemats, and Books to read together with your child mean their Easter gifts will still be loved long after the Easter eggs have been eaten!

Head to over to our dedicated EASTER GIFTS section to shop online and have your goodies sent directly to your door (no trying to secretly hide things in the trolley with the kids around!)

And don’t forget to download and print your FREE Easter Treasure Hunt for a fun filled Easter morning!

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Encourage Healthy Eating And Make Food FUN with YUMBOX!

Your child starting kindy or school is the perfect time to encourage healthy eating and teach them the importance of making the right food choices!
By making food FUN, we can get our little ones eating a wider variety of foods. They are also more inclined to try new and different foods when they look so appealing

Our YUMBOX containers are perfect for a packed lunch and come in 3 different sizes:

Yumbox Mini 

YUMBOX Mini-Snack 3 Compartment – perfect for snacking on the go

Panino Yumbox

YUMBOX Panino - The Yumbox Panino has four sections and room for a full sandwich or large salad making it the perfect Yumbox for bigger tummies

Yumbox Original

YUMBOX Original – a 6 compartment Yumbox perfect for those who like a variety of foods to eat! 

Best of all, YUMBOX lunch and snack boxes are child friendly, leakproof, and BPA free!

All Yumbox components are dishwasher safe (top drawer up to 65C) to make clean up a breeze.

 

Divided into labelled sections, the tray has been designed with dietary guidelines in mind to help parents pack correct portion sizes and ensure nutritional balance. A tight seal between the tray and silicone lid makes Yumbox leakproof even when packing wet foods like yoghurt, dips and sauces. The Yumbox tray is removable and so also makes a great snack plate for kids at home

So once you’ve chosen the right sized Yumbox for you….what do you fill it with ??

Yumbox Fillings

The options are endless with a YUMBOX but here are some great ideas:

Sandwich Pinwheels – roll up style sandwiches

Mini Pizzas

Meatballs

Rolled up cold cut meats

Cheese Sticks

Cut up fruits

Veggie sticks and dips

Yohgurt

Sultanas or other dried fruits

Crackers & Dip

Sandwiches cut into shapes using our LunchPunch Sandwich Cutters 

 

The options really are endless and Pinterest is a fantastic source of healthy recipes and lunchbox fillers if you need a hand getting started!


The Mikki & Me Online Store also offer a great range of Insulated Lunch Boxes which are super handy for keeping your Yumbox cool in Summer, Insulated Food Jars perfect for a warm lunch at school and other useful products designed to help encourage your kids to eat better on the go!

We'd love to see your YUMBOX fillings and lunch pics :)

Thanks for reading! Feel free to leave your comments below

 

 

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Bento boxes - Trending in school lunches

Bento boxes - Trending in school lunches

Do you pack lunch for your kids every day, only to find them bringing their lunchbox home from school mostly untouched?  It can be difficult (and frustrating) to make a packed lunch that is appealing enough to make kids want to eat it.  There is a solution to this age old problem, and it comes in the form of a bento box.

 Kids love fun, bite sized food.  Bento style lunch boxes are perfect for this; they are made up of small compartments that you can fill with a deconstructed style lunch.  For example, instead of giving your child a salad wrap, you could put one salad item from that wrap into each compartment, along with a small wrap cut into wedges.  You might put cherry tomatoes in one section, small cubes of cheese in another etc.  If you still prefer to make wraps or sandwiches, try cutting the wraps into small, bite sized pieces, or using cutters to cut sandwiches into fun shapes that will make them irresistible to kids.

 Not only are bento boxes more appealing to kids than the usual sandwich and piece of fruit, they are also so much easier to put together, even the kids can get involved.  You can keep prep time to a minimum by using small fruits and vegetables that don’t need cutting, like grapes, cherry tomatoes, dried fruits, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries.  Bento boxes might look time consuming, but they are really quite quick and easy.

 Another benefit of bento lunch boxes is that they completely eliminate waste, which is perfect for schools that ask all parents to send along zero rubbish lunches.  Because of the many separate compartments in a bento box, everything has its own place.  You will save money and the environment by not having to use sandwich bags, zip lock bags and other forms of disposable plastic.

Ready to give bento boxes a try? Firstly, SHOP HERE for a range of different styles/sizes on Bento Boxes

THEN,

Include at least one item from each of the groups below and you have a healthy, balanced bento lunch that any child will be excited to eat.

 Start with a protein, such as

  • Boiled eggs
  • Yoghurt
  • Cubed cheese
  • Chick peas
  • Deli meats

 Next, add some grains like

  • Cooked quinoa or couscous
  • Pita bread wedges
  • Crackers
  • Pasta salad
  • Muffins

 Add some vegetables

  • Sliced cucumber
  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Sliced red capsicum

 Include some sweetness with fruit

  • Grapes
  • Apple slices
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Sliced kiwifruit
  • Cubed watermelon
  • Fresh berries

 Finally, add in a few snacks

  • Dried fruit
  • Pretzels
  • Rice crackers
  • Air popped pop corn
  • Cookies
  • Dried fruit

 The foods you include might be the same as your child has always eaten, but because they are presented in a different way they will suddenly look far more fun to eat, after all we eat with our eyes.  It’s also a great way to encourage your kids to try new foods.  There is a good chance your children’s’ lunch boxes will all of a sudden come home completely empty.  Even if there is still some food left uneaten, because everything is kept in compartments separate from each other, any leftovers will likely be good to eat as an after school snack.

Here are some examples of packed lunches using Go Green, Bentgo and Yumbox

Inspired!?

We hope so!

Leave any comments about Bento Style eating below.

Liza x

 

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