These days, school dinners are probably healthier than most packed lunches.
It may be difficult to make sure that your child’s packed lunch is as healthy as the school dinners.
You will need to make sure that the lunch is also brain boosting and provides your child with energy as well as being healthy.
A balanced packed lunch should contain:
– Starchy foods – These are bread, rice, potatoes and pasta, and others.
– Protein foods – These are meat, fish, eggs, beans and others.
– A dairy item – This could be cheese, yoghurt or milk.
– Vegetables or salad, and a portion of fruit.
Here are some fantastic lunch box ideas we thought your child might enjoy!
Pasta salad (with spring onions, yellow and green pepper)
Fruit fromage frais
BLT (grilled bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich)
Bag of Grapes
Pasta and sausage salad (with spring onion and red pepper)
Stewed apple and blackberry with crumble top
Reduced-fat natural yoghurt
Bottle of Water
Houmous, red pepper and grated carrot wrap
Creamed Rice Pot
Slices of Malt loaf
Take the lunch box list with you when you going shopping!
It will help you to avoid reaching for tempting, less healthy foods, and it could save you lot’s of time and money too!