With two young boys under the age of 10, Jules Sebastian knows the struggle of packing school lunches that are not only tasty, but also packed with nutrition.
Speaking to Be, the 36-year-old wife of singer Guy Sebastian explains there’s a few lunch box essentials she swears by, and variety is the key to ensuring sons Hunter, six, and Archie, four, come home with not a crumb left.
“Lunch is normally a wholemeal bread sandwich or a wrap,” she says, revealing the usual spreads are strawberry jam, honey or the classic ham and cheese combo.
“Then I pack fruit,” she continues. “I cut up apple, mandarins, strawberries, blueberries, depending on what I’ve got in the fridge.”
Normally some rice cakes and carrot sticks make the school lunch menu, “and then something a bit heavier like a healthy banana bread”.
“They’re not massive eaters [my kids] but they like a variety,” the mother of two says.
Given her latest collaboration with Sanitarium’s Good Start Breakfast Club, it’s no surprise Jules starts off her kids’ days with the brand’s iconic cereal staple, Weet-Bix.
“They love it. They have it every morning,” says Jules.
The Good Start Breakfast Club is a program aimed at ensuring children across the country are getting access to the nutritious breakfast they should be having.
Jules says she was shocked to learn that “one in five children [in Australia] are going to school hungry or are hungry all day at school”, which is what prompted her to get involved to help spread the word about the worthy cause.
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