Friday, March 23, 2012


I can't help it. I'm a Wannabe Peeping Tom. Have been for a long time.

Always the curious type, I often wonder what people's houses look like, what's in their handbags, what's in their wardrobes, and now my latest craze: lunchboxes.

You see, this year I've just started this official gig at being a school mum. I've been packing lunches on and off for five years, but now it's every. single. school. day.

Each school morning, I may often be seen dreaming in La La Land while packing my childrens' lunchboxes, wondering what my friends put in their kids' lunchboxes. And because it's now bordering on obsession, I'm going to let you take a sneak peek into mine. (Because I'm dying to see what you put in yours.)

Because I know you're just like me and interested in that sort of thing.


Kiwi fruit & blueberries | Vegan cream cheese, Sanitarium smoked deli slice & salad sourdough roll |
D'lights in BBQ | Sugar-free afghan biscuit | Chocolate square

Frozen Sanitarium Up & Go in Choc Ice | Vegan cream cheese, tomato and vegemite bagel |

 Grapes | Tuna, cheese, tomato & organic mayo wrap |
Banana cake mini muffin | Rice snacks in BBQ

Banana | Gluten-free chocolate & almond torte |
Wholemeal sandwich thins with assorted fillings |
Bagelbites with babybel cheese | Dried dates, sultanas & apricots

Grapes | Egg & lettuce bagel | Celebration lemon cupcake | Mini-wheats in blackcurrant

I love my nude lunchboxes from Tupperware. And even thought they're like $30 each, there's a lifetime warranty which means if a lid breaks or chips, hello new part. For the whole of its lunchbox life. Worth every penny I say. I love their sections, but there needs to be little Tupperware tubs that go inside of the sections so I can put in yoghurt and dips.

Nude Food Movers do cool Smash lunchboxes too, with their cool whole apple sections and individual tubs. The best. But their skin is too tight for my preppie to take off, there are too many lids and they break, and their removable sections get lost. I've been a little disappointed. But that's okay. They more than make up with their accessories. You see they do cool ice puks (above) and skins (below) to keep the lunch cool. Top idea! Now, if only I could combine my favourite bits of both brands into the Best Lunchbox Ever! I've now combined the Tupperware with the Smash accessories (the skin fits the Tupperware much better), and I'm almost content.

So there you have it. My name is Kymmie and I'm a lunchbox perve.

How do you do kids' lunchboxes?
What lunchboxes do you use? Have you found the perfect one?


  1. Mine is disappointing. I actually wrote about how disappointing just last week!!

    He likes a Peck Anchovette sandwich and a piece of fruit. BORIIING!!

  2. Oh i love your lunchbox treats kymmie .... Madison must be the envy of every kid in his class. Mr J loves his vegimite sandwich (boring!) but will get a bit adventurous with cucumber with hommus dip and always loves a little treat like a chocolate freckle or baked goodie. Fruit is a huge hit and we are SMASH fans and have all the bits and bobs and i don't use any cling film, which makes me one happy mumma!

  3. Gosh, can you make my lunch too? How cool are those lunch boxes! We're peanut butter and jelly or fluff people here. Very boooring!

    p.s. I'm a peeping tom as well. I love looking in other people's windows, especially at night!

  4. Do you want to pack my lunchboxes too? x

  5. Woah have a super lucky son to have packed lunches like that :)
    Actually it's been a few years since I had to pack a school lunch and my kids prefer to pack their own now which is actually a welcome relief :)

  6. I love the Sanitarium drinks! And bagels... I wish they were cheaper and more accessible where I live :(

  7. Um.... YUM!
    Best lunches!! I heart bagels. A lot. xx

  8. Awesome lunches! I love our Tupperware lunch boxes. I got mine about 4.5 years ago and they sold "skins" for them then. I only one though and now I'd like 2 more! I 'll have try the nude skin like u suggested. I found the nude lunch boxes just didn't last and were not airtight or leakproof.

  9. I'd like YOU to make MY lunch for me!

    Sapphire was a bit boring in Australia and preferred to make her own lunch most days. NEVER fruit, but I'd let that slide because she loved veges and I'd force an apple on her after school.

    Here in Geneva there's a school cafeteria and she'll come home raving about the authentic souvlaki (bread made fresh that morning by the cooks), groovy salads, meatballs, pastas, wiener schnitzels. LC has a similar arrangement at his work, so I content myself with fresh bread, cheese, apple and chocolate.

    Always chocolate. :)

  10. I love sneaky little peaks into people's houses, bags and lunch boxes too! So glad I'm not the only one. I wish I had had lovely lunches like these, with lots of variety, when I was growing up. Sure beats the old vegemite sandwich day in, day out!

    Katie x

  11. You make beautiful lunches. Mine are much more boring and probably less healthy too :( Nice work you!!

  12. My dad was the master of lunch bOxes.....remind me to tell you one day.

  13. school lunches are the bane of my existence - my kids few "likes" in common and my 8yo has a very small range of food she eats anyway. I would love to send your boxes (or eat them myself!)

  14. I have a lunch box obsession too! Last year we used a very cool eco lunchbox (can't remember the brand name) with lots of compartments and a freezable drink bottle to pop inside, but it was just too big for my little girl so I've shelved it this year. Now she's using a penny scallan insulated square thing with a zipper all around, and I fill it with a variety of snack and sandwich sized containers from the supermarket (including smash) and tupperware (I love the sandwich holder thingy. It's working best for us for now, I like being able to jiggle everything around to fit. The content is a bit more repetitive than yours... some combo of ham and avocado sandwich/wrap/roll, toasted wraps, fruit, cheese & crackers, banana bread or lately a mini hot cross bun. We're nut free which is a huge pain!


Thank you for your thoughtful and positive words and taking the time to comment. Love Kymmie. xx