A self-confessed ‘burnt out mediocre mum’ has been praised by dozens of parents after sharing a picture of the lunchbox she packs for her four-year-old child.
The woman, called Heather, posted on Facebook saying she chose ‘sleep over food prep’ when she made her son his lunch.
But the mum was swiftly told her ‘mediocre’ lunch was better than the vast majority of other parents’ lunchboxes, as others shared photos of their own ‘lazy’ efforts.
A self-confessed ‘burnt out mediocre mum’ has been praised by dozens of parents after sharing a picture of the lunchbox she packs for her four-year-old child (the lunchbox pictured)
Heather wrote: ‘Where are my burnt out, mediocre parents at? I chose sleep over lunch prep this morning and feel zero guilt!
‘Sometimes he gets cute lunches, sometimes he gets this. Functional, but not pretty! This is for a four-year-old: Wowbutter and jam mini sandwiches, blackberries and strawberries, turkey pepperoni and cheese, Ritz biscuits and Welch’s fruit snacks.’
Heather accompanied her post with a snap of the bento-style blue lunchbox and all the food divided into sections.
It didn’t take long for dozens of other parents to share photos of their own ‘lazy’ efforts (two lunchboxes pictured)
It wasn’t long before dozens of other parents praised the mum for how much effort she put in to her so-called ‘lazy’ lunch.
‘Not all kids eat quinoa and sushi, your “mediocre” lunch is fabulous!’ one commenter posted.
‘I have four kids, some live off chicken nuggets while others eat kale salad. You do you momma.’
Another said: ‘[Some days] I feel like putting a carrot and a ketchup packet in the lunch bag lol’.
‘This was my boys’ afternoon session lunchbox, so long as they’re fed and healthy,’ one woman posted, alongside a photo of the lunchbox she made (pictured)
‘Simple over here! I only had plain yogurt so I added food colouring and sprinkles with a drop of vanilla,’ another added with a picture (pictured)
Others shared snaps of their own ‘can’t be bothered’ lunches.
‘This was my boys’ afternoon session lunchbox, so long as they’re fed and healthy,’ one woman posted, alongside a photo of a lunchbox filled with dinosaur sandwiches, cut-up melon, a banana and yoghurt pouch.
‘Simple over here! I only had plain yogurt so I added food colouring and sprinkles with a drop of vanilla,’ another added.
Her lunchbox photo included two mini muffins, cucumber, ham, strawberries, lollies and yoghurt with food colouring and sprinkles.
Previously, dietitian Susie Burrell (pictured) shared exactly what to pack in your child’s school lunchbox in order to keep them satiated and well-nourished throughout the school day
Previously, dietitian Susie Burrell shared exactly what to pack in your child’s school lunchbox in order to keep them satiated and well-nourished throughout the school day.
Susie, from Sydney, said there are many foods you should be including in your children’s midday meal, but she finds it easiest to follow a quick and easy four-step formula.
Susie’s formula means you should always ensure you have a sandwich, wrap or salad with protein in their box, as well as fruit and veggies, a protein-rich snack and one ‘fun and yummy item’.
For a protein-rich snack, Susie favours yoghurt or cheese, while her favourite ‘something yummy’ foods are healthy chocolate digestives, protein balls, chocolate rice cakes and healthy chips.
This particular week, Susie is feeding her twins two wraps with chicken, cucumber and hummus as their main meal.
The twins will then enjoy some yoghurt, cherry tomatoes, cut-up cucumber, a satsuma and half a banana for their healthy snacks.
Their ‘treat’ is homemade protein balls and healthy chips.