With back to school right around the corner, I have created some easy no-bake recipes for the lunch box using MILO. I have all my children off to school and daycare next year (yay for kid-free days), but I’m dreading the daily lunches that require me to be organised. Three lunch boxes a day will have me packing lunch boxes 15 times a week and I need to be prepared with some easy recipes. The kids easily get over having the same lunch every day, so I try and be creative and mix it up. I always pop a little homemade treat in the lunch box – normally pikelets, muffins or a pre-packaged drink.
I was happy to find out the MILO team had launched MILO Ready to Drink – a new, ready-to-drink version of its popular MILO drink. It is another convenient item on my list that I can pop in the lunch box and during the hotter months, I can freeze them prior. I feel comfortable knowing MILO Ready to Drink scores 4.5 stars out of a possible 5 under the Australian Government’s Health Star Rating System.
Some interesting facts about the Australian made MILO Ready to Drink:
- Each 200 ml of MILO Ready to Drink contains 400mg of calcium, which is between 30%t and 50% of a child’s recommended calcium intake (depending on their age).
- The eight essential vitamins and minerals present in MILO Ready to drink include calcium, iron and vitamins C, B2, B3, B6, B12 and D.
- Over half of the total sugars are naturally occurring in the milk, with just over 1 teaspoon (4.7g) of added sugar per pack.
- MILO Ready to drink is “Green” according to the Australian National Healthy School Canteens Guidelines for health foods and drink supplied in school canteens.
MILO Ready to Drink is available in packs of three at Woolworths, Coles, IGA supermarkets and Big W. RRP is $3.99.
As soon as I got the MILO Ready to Drink packs, I was excited to test them out using my popular Homemade Gummy Lollies recipe. They worked perfectly and they were a huge hit with my kids. Wait until you see just how easy they are to make!
- 1 MILO Ready to Drink – 200ml
- 3 tablespoons of gelatine powder
- Using a microwave-safe bowl, mix both ingredients together.
- Microwave for 60 seconds and mix well.
- Pour into the mould and let set in the fridge for 1 hour.
- Store in the fridge in warm weather in an airtight container.
You only need 3 ingredients to make these tasty MILO balls. You can eat them straight from the fridge or freezer and they are the perfect lunchbox snack.
- 1 can condensed milk
- 1 packet milk arrowroot biscuits
- 3 tablespoons MILO
- Optional – extra MILO to roll the balls in or coconut
- Using a food processor, blitz the biscuits until they are all finely crushed. If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a Ziploc bag and a rolling pin to crush them.
- In a large bowl, mix all remaining ingredients together.
- Roll teaspoon-sized balls and coat each ball in MILO or coconut.
- Store in the fridge for up to a week or you can freeze for 3 months.
I have teamed up with MILO to giveaway a back to school pack.
- 3x MILO Ready to Drink packs 200ml
- 1x 1.25kg tin of MILO
- Soccer ball
- Lunch box
- MILO branded sports bag
All you have to do is leave a comment below answering the following question:
What’s your child’s favourite lunch box treat or snack?
Open to Australian residents only. One entry per person. Competition opens at 9:01 am Australian Eastern Daylight Time (“AEDT”) on Tuesday 8 December 2015 and will continue until 11.59 pm AEDT on Tuesday 15 December 2015(“Promotion Period”).
The winner will be emailed and messaged on here.