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What do you put in your child's snack box?

The school snack. It poses challenges for many parents in everyday school life. Snack boxes that come home half-empty, always the same thing, little time and no idea how you could alternate them?

The snack game can be so easy and Vanessa from the account @jausenstar tells you her top 3 tricks for more snack fun and easy mornings. She has also put together two ideas for fun snack boxes for you.

  1. Preparation is half the battle: you can prepare the snack the evening before. If you don't want to do that, you can pre-cut fruit and vegetables for several days, store them airtight in the refrigerator and then you only need to pack a snack with them, for example.
  2. Stockpiling : I often take an hour to prepare several lunchbox fillers. Pancakes, pizza rolls, muffins, etc. can be frozen easily. Put it out the night before or quickly toast/bake it in the morning. This way your child has a great, fresh snack with them and you don't have any stress in the morning!
  3. Formality : Even if things have to be done quickly, the snack can always look different! For example, your child loves cheese bread? There are different ways to cut it: once diagonally, once you cut mini sandwiches, once into strips. The possibilities are endless!

About Jausenstar :

The Jausenstar is a food blog/Instragram account. It arose out of the frustration that my daughter's snack cans regularly came home half full, but also because I often remembered in the evening that I might not have had anything ready for the next day's snack. It is a collection of many experiences from the last few years as a foodie and mother of a picky eater, ideas and inspiration from balanced family cooking that I would like to share with other parents and, above all, it is about giving my daughter a positive attitude towards food include the joy of trying things out, fun eating and no pressure. As always, according to the motto “ Everything is allowed, nothing is compulsory.

Above all, I share a lot of colorful and balanced snack inspiration (I don't make elaborate bento boxes, painted bread or artificially colored snacks) with recipes, ideas from the family kitchen for busy weeknights, snack plates and platters that can sometimes be occasion-related and, above all, lots of them Hacks that can make everyday culinary life easier for parents. The Jausenstar stands for simple, tasty and balanced.

Vegetable muffins for lots of energy at school

Can 1:

Mini rolls & fruit skewers

Spread and top with wholemeal bread of your choice. Cut out flowers, hearts or stars. For the fruit skewers, use longer food picks and skewer seasonal fruit one after the other. Both of these not only make the snack box colorful, but also make you want to bite into it. This is how you get even the pickiest eaters to try new things!

Mini rolls & fruit skewers

Can 2:

Vegetable muffins for lots of energy at school

You need:

200 grams of wholemeal spelled flour
3 eggs
150 grams of natural yogurt
50 ML vegetable oil
1 teaspoon Baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
150 grams of your favorite vegetables, also frozen!
50 grams of bacon cubes
30 grams of mozzarella

Fry the bacon cubes and chop your vegetables if necessary. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees top and bottom heat. Mix yogurt with oil and eggs. Sift the flour with baking powder, baking soda and salt. Then mix everything together with the food processor or hand mixer.

Mix the fried bacon, cheese and vegetables into the base mixture. Then fill everything into molds and bake the vegetable muffins in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until the muffins are golden brown.

Be sure to let it cool down well before packing it in the snack container!

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