Sunday, September 3, 2017
It can sometimes be a challenge to keep your child's lunchbox healthy during the school term. Crisps and chocolate bars can be an easy option, but they're not the makings of a balanced lunchbox. Here we take a look at a few healthy packed lunch options that you can try this school year:
Getting your child to start eating wholemeal bread, if they are not already used to it, can be a challenging situation, but it can prove to be a healthier alternative in the long run. Cutting sandwiches into star or other shapes can make the transition easier, and make packed lunches more fun for them!
If you want to reduce their chocolate intake and encourage them to eat more fruit, why not try dipping fruit in chocolate to make alternatives such as chocolate-dipped tangerine segments, or chocolate dipped strawberries? They don't take long to prepare in advance of the school week, and can help to bridge the gap between unhealthy and healthy food snacks.
If your child is losing interest in their sandwiches, how about trying an alternative approach like pasta salads? They can be prepared the night before and still contribute to your child's balanced diet. Pasta is a starchy food that provides energy allowing them to make it through the day without a hitch.