Skip to main content

Lunches from Around the World with Little Passports

Lunches Around the World with Little Passports


 Children all around the world are preparing to go back to school—that means homework, new friends and … lunch? Yes, that’s right! So many different countries serve up many types of delicious food the school children eat every day!

In France, French children enjoy a 3 or 4-course meal that is made from high-quality ingredients, and are mostly made from scratch. The children all sit in the same eating area, the cafeteria. An interesting fact is that there are no vending machines in schools, because they’re banned due to the high sugar and fat content of the treats they carry. Typical school lunches here can have a variety of dishes and ingredients, such as grilled fish, salad, red beans, seasonal vegetables, garlic sausage, fruit salads and chocolate flan (just to name a few). Another perk is that the food is served on plates and eaten with real silverware!
 
Wouldn't it be nice for all of our children to eat lunch that way as well?

Japan- In Japan, the school lunch ingredients are locally sourced and almost never frozen; in addition, the schools employ nutrition experts that work with kids and teach them the importance of good eating habits. Like the children in France, Japanese kids also eat in a community-like setting with their peers, and even their teachers! The children also wear white hats and robes to serve their classmates, which teaches them teamwork and respect. You can expect to find lots of rice, vegetables, fish, soup, and meat on the plate.



South Africa- South African school meals have natural ingredients such as corn, squash, sweet potatoes, and yams. There’s also rice, soft porridge, and meat that is sprinkled in with the vegetables. A special stew is made called potjiekos (named after a potjie, a three-legged pot), which originated from Dutch settlers. The cook puts vegetables, meat, potatoes, and spices into the pot, which is heated by small amounts of wood and twigs. After cooking, the result is a delectable stew!



Colombia- Colombian school lunch ingredients usually vary from region to region, but can contain rice, potatoes, fruit, beans, meatballs, and vegetables such as corn and avocados. There’s a special vegetarian menu also available, and children from 2 to 5 years old have their food cut and portioned into smaller sizes.



 I hope you enjoyed our lunch trip around the world, and perhaps found inspiration to try new foods at your own dinner table!
 Learn more about other countries by getting a subscription for your child:

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Easy Homemade Donuts

There's nothing like a fresh donut! Make them easily at home with just a few ingredients and customize them to your liking. Dip them in cinnamon and sugar, drizzle chocolate on top, add some sprinkles or icing too! 


Take a look and see how simple it is to make your own donuts. Enjoy!

Budget Friendly Freezer Burritos

Whether it's breakfast burritos, lunch burritos, burritos for dinner or just a snack, this recipe has got you covered. Enjoy them immediately and freeze them for later too! 




Beef & Bean Burritos Makes: 6 burritos INGREDIENTS 1 pound ground beef 2 tablespoons taco seasoning 6 flour tortillas 1 16-ounce can refried beans 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend PREPARATION 1. Add ground beef to a large skillet over high heat and sprinkle with taco seasoning. Cook, breaking up the meat, until browned. Drain the fat and set aside to cool. 2. Assemble the burritos by microwaving the flour tortilla for 20 seconds, and begin to layer burrito starting with refried beans, followed by the cooked beef and cheese. 3. Fold in the left and right sides of the tortilla and roll it up from the bottom, tucking the bottom edge under the filling. Wrap in parchment paper and label. Freeze up to 1 month. 4. To reheat from frozen, wrap the burrito in a damp paper towel and microwave for 2-3 minutes, f…

8 Of The Best Kitchen Appliances To Make No Fuss Food

It's always nice to take a break from cooking, but when you're having a lazy day and don't want to cook or go out, these are fun to use and will help you cook up a nice meal without a fuss!We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, we may receive a share of the sales from the links on this page.



1.Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker






Make two of your favourite sandwiches in just 5 minutes. Perfect for those who can't agree on one type of sandwich because you can customize each one! Single Sandwich Maker also available.

2. Super Pot




Use it as a slow cooker or skillet. You choose! Once you get one, you won't remember how you got on without it. Also available in black.
3.  Cuisinart Smart Stick Immersion Blender



Whisk, chop, grind and mix with the Cuisinart Smart Stick Immersion Blender

4. Instant Pot Multifunctional Pressure Cooker


Has 14 built-in smart programs, including "steam," "sauté," "poultry," "slow cook,…