Healthy lunchbox ideas
After having a healthy breakfast, a nutritious lunch is probably the most important meal of any day, particularly for children of all ages. Whether they’re at school or at home they need the right combination of nutrients and vitamins to make sure they grow up fit and healthy. Here are four tips to make sure your kids do just that.
It’s As Simple As 1, 2, 3
A healthy lunchbox is easy to pack. It pretty much comes with a checklist of important ingredients which are: variety, whole grains, fruit and vegetables, protein and water. These are important because they bring balance to your child’s school diet. Make sure every lunch ticks these boxes.
Go, Go, Fruit Salad
A combination of different fruits with a healthy helping of delicious yoghurt turns a normal lunch into a fantastic lunch for any school goer. Your kids will see it as a treat after their midday sandwich. Full of energy and fibre, it has everything they need to stay focused and alert throughout the rest of the day.
Mighty Mini Meatballs
A classic lunch all around the world, meatballs (with or without sauce) are a fantastic protein-rich meal for kids and adults. How you prepare them is up to you; will they go with pasta, butternut squash, maybe a sweet potato and RAMA? Have your child help you make them to find out what they’d like.
Rich in vitamins and minerals, cauliflower has taken the world by storm recently. Why? It’s rich in vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and contains 40% of your daily fibre needs in just 100 grams. It’s also a delicious and healthy replacement for potatoes. Add it to a traditional Mac and Cheese to turn a childhood classic into a more nutritious school lunch.
Have a Plan
The best way to make a big difference to your child’s school lunch is to plan out what they’ll be eating the week before. Make sure you know what they’re going to have packed for lunch and you can be certain you’ll improve the variety of nutrients and quality of food they’ll have to eat. For more useful tips, click the link here.