Pick of the Packs
According to NHS Choices, a healthy packed lunch for children should contain:
– Starchy food like bread, potatoes, rice, or pasta
– Protein foods such as meat, fish, eggs, nuts or beans
– A dairy item like cheese or yoghurt
– Vegetables or salad and a portion of fruit
Making a lunchbox look colourful and fun will encourage young children to get excited about healthy food. And varying the contents from day to day will help to prevent children from falling into the habit of only eating certain things.
CLICK HERE to see a few lunchbox recipes. If you have any lunchbox ideas you would like to pass we would love to use them – please use the ‘comments’ box below.