Whether you're sending the kids back to school, heading to school, college, or university yourself, or simply going to work, packed lunches are on the brain as September rolls around. We're always on the hunt for the freshest new packed lunch ideas for healthy, tasty meals that will keep both us and the kids interested! Here are some of our favourites...
The classic sandwiches with ham, chicken, tuna, egg, or cheese
A salad with one of the above ingredients
Cream cheese and smoked salmon bagel
Rice paper rolls
Soup packed into an insulated thermos
Ploughman's lunch box with meat, cheese, bread, and pickles
Hummus with sticks of carrot, cucumber, and bell pepper
An olive and feta side salad
A side of bean salad
A side of mixed nuts and/ or dried fruit
Tacos filled with last nights leftovers
Cous cous salad
Cheese and crackers
A protein bar on the side to fill you up
Hopefully you're now feeling inspired to create packed lunches the whole family will enjoy! Bliss will continue to bring you the latest news, tips, and info on food and back to school issues as well as fashion and beauty of course. If you haven't already then do check our back to school checklist to sure nothing is forgotten!
It's no secret that we love to stay ahead of the crowd in our salons. You're also probably aware that we love our food, so this is another area that we hate to fall behind in! We've scouted out the biggest food trends of 2019 - read on to find out what they are!
1. Eco-friendly dining
More and more restaurants are composting their leftovers and returning them to growers, in a bid to reduce waste to zero. Packaged foods are also getting an eco-friendly makeover with companies searching for alternative packaging options to reduce plastic use, and shops expected to encourage customers to bring their own vegetable bags.
2. More healthy fats
High-fat, low-carb diets such as keto and paleo are on the rise and that's set to continue throughout 2019. Health and fitness influencers are singing the praises of these diets, and we should expect to see more enticing food options available for those following high fat diet plans.
3. Plant-based foods
2018 saw the rise of flexitarianism, with any people reducing their meat intake or turning completely vegetarian or vegan. We'll see more of this in 2019, with mushrooms playing a leading role in plant-based foods.
4. Healthier alternatives to ice cream
Guilt-free ice cream alternatives have been around for a while, whether it's vegan options or low-sugar treats. This year we can expect to see an increase in these options, with novelty health flavours such as avocado, hummus, and tahini.
Whatever you;re eating this year, do check the Bliss blog regularly for restaurant recommendations, recipes and the latest food news.