I’m a 43 year old dad, madly in love with my girls, I believe every child deserves love and health. One way I express my love is by making colourful and bright healthy lunches for them. I’ve always loved the creative side of cooking, I’m not a Chef, my inspiration comes my girls. Being a parent I find communicating with other parents is easy, we all deal with the “real” lunch making issues. When I began making lunches and cooking duties, it became a passion, I realised just how important it is for our children to eat right. My mission is to promote healthy eating for as many children as possible.
A few people have said just how lucky my wife is, I don’t see it that way. I believe that I’m doing my duty and just as my wife does a heap of chores I try and do my bit, as a parent it’s the way it is. I have two girls so I need to show them what they need to look out for in future partner. I’m preparing them for the future.
I decided at the start of last year that I will take the cooking chores away from my wife so she can concentrate on everything else that needs doing in the mornings. The school lunch box creations started taking shape and a few people started taking notice, the feedback was promising. Then one day a light bulb moment and my Instagram page was born. My aim is to inspire parents (yes, dad’s inclusive) that it’s easy to pack healthy and nutritious school lunches for our children.
I avoid sugar and wrappers and aim to use wholesome food. Plenty of water throughout the day and most importantly there’s no sugar crashes in the afternoon which means our children can concentrate longer and their behaviour reflects their nutrition. People also refer to me as the school lunch box dad, though to my 2 daughters I’m “daddy”.
The rest about me
I live in Geelong and am a small business owner doing my bit to make my town a better place. I love my town and a super dream of mine would be to see every child taking healthy nutritious lunches to school every day.
Growing up was tough in my household, my parents immigrated from Macedonia in 1969 and for many years my dad couldn’t work because of an injury. My mum was left to support the household and do all the cooking for my older sister Suzy and me. My mum is my hero and inspiration, when my dad passed away over 20 years ago my mum was our rock. Before my dad passed away he taught me so many amazing things, he was a bit of a hippy and was very much into equality and women’s rights. Now that I have a wife and two girls all the lessons that my dad taught me I’m putting into practice. I’m lucky to be my father’s son.
I’m available to hold demonstration classes, and show the tricks and tips I use to make creative school lunches and to promote healthy eating. I’ve toured Sydney, Brisbane, Geelong with Perth & Melbourne coming up soon. The hour and half demonstration will change the way you look at the school lunch chore! email me HERE for more information.
Here are a few pics from the show in Brisbane:
I’ve hidden this right down the bottom as it is dear to my heart, It’s a post I did on Sunday April 30.