Easy to make No Bake Clean Eating Lunchbox Lamingtons. Only 4 whole food ingredients and a couple minutes in the food processor. Seriously simple, but really tasty and perfect for the school lunch box.
More School Lunchbox Tips & Tricks
Skip to Recipe by clicking on the blue button below or …. and obviously I’m going to recommend you do this …. read on and I’ll tell you how I make the school lunchbox thing a whole lot easier!
Lunchbox Envy.It’s a real thing. I know this because my kids come home and tell me all about how ‘everyone else‘ (yup. Everyone) gets awesome stuff in their lunchbox (silently implying that they, by comparison, don’t). Now I know they don’t mean salads and sandwiches when they say this. They are talking about the cutesy, individually wrapped snacks that a lot of the kids get sent to school with.
And don’t get me wrong. I am not judging here. Putting school lunches together every morning before you’ve even had time for a cup of coffee or a pee can be daunting.
Two things though:
- Most of the time packaged lunchbox snacks are loaded with sugar and preservatives, and
- It adds a whole lot of unnecessary dollars to the grocery bill when you buy these pocket-snacks for everyday lunchbox prepping.
So I don’t.
But even I don’t want my kids to feel like they are missing out. Which is ironic, because they always feel as if they are missing out. But, I’m the Mom and I know better. 🙂 SO I like to add at least one homemade treat to their lunchbox every day. Oneday …. oneday they will appreciate the home baked goodies I pack them off to school with.
My Lunchbox Plan
Now, if you’ve seen a few of my school lunch related recipes or posts, you would have noticed that I have a Regular Lunchbox Agenda that I stick to every week. With four kids and thousands of ‘lunchbox makings’ under my belt, I have definitely found some short cuts to make this easier.
A Good lunchbox strategy starts and ends with these THREE things:
- A really good Lunchbox. I have been using these school lunch boxes for around 5 years now. The kids each have their own color so I always know who hasn’t washed theirs after school. They are brilliant!
- The Lunchbox Planner – You can get the one I use for free here and this is how you use it.
- Prepping the Snack Box – I bake or make TWO lunchbox treats once a week which I keep in a snack box in the fridge or pantry (depending what I’ve made). This Clean Eating Lamington Recipe is one of my favorite treats.
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Clean Eating Lamingtons
OK, here’s the recipe.
And I’m not kidding when I say they are easy! And Super Yum!
- 2 cups dried dates
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup raw (or roasted) cashew nuts
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- Add all ingredients to the food processor and process of medium speed for around 1 minute.
- Slowly add up to a 1/4 cup of water to bind it all together. I add this in two or three stages as sometimes I use a little less water if my dates are moist. Too much water will make your bars sticky.
- Prep a baking pan with non stick paper and tip the processed mix into the pan. Lay another piece of baking paper on top and flatten with your hands (this just stops the mix sticking to your fingers).
- Refrigerate for 10 minutes and then cut into bars.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge.