Lunchbox – recipes


1 1//2 cups whole milk
3 Tbsp rice grits
1 Tbsp coconut sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp chia seeds
pinch salt
1 soft persimmon fruit
1 small banana
2 dates, diced
1 handful cashews, crushed and toasted
fresh or dry fruit
dry mint

Persimmon Rice Snack


Put milk into a pot and bring it to almost to boil. Add salt, coconut sugar, chia seeds, and rice grits, then stir until thickened (about 2-3 minutes).

Pour the mixture into stainless steel lunch box.

Blend together the persimmon and banana into a puree, and pour it over the rice meal.

Sprinkle toasted cashews, fresh or dried fruits, chopped dates, dry mint, or anything your kid likes on top.


Persimmon fruit has a low glycemic index, meaning it does not cause a rapid rise in your body’s blood sugar levels. It also has a deliciously sweet taste and is rich in vitamins A, B, and C, as well as minerals.

Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, providing your child with the energy to maintain focus and a clear mind throughout the day without feeling hungry.

Tips: You can even make a savory version with feta or goat cheese, chia seeds, cashews , prosciutto pieces, cashews, and anything else your kid loves.

recipe by Nina Kokalj