School healthy lunches are particularly tricky to pack. You need to make sure that your little one gets all the right nutrients. You also need to make sure that it sees them for the whole day. Remember, going to school is exhausting on the body and mind.
The perfectly balanced lunch should ideally include one item from each of the five major food groups. These are fruit, veggies, protein, grain, and dairy. Don’t forget that the little ones also love opening their healthy lunches and finding a little treat. Here are a few quick ideas for incorporating all your food groups in healthy lunches for school:
For The Mains
We suggest using whole-grain bread for mains that require a sandwich in healthy lunches. Check out these super cool ideas. They are filling and affordable to make. Pop into Karaglen SuperSpar for the freshest ingredients.
- Pita Bread served with cream cheese or hummus.
- Salty Crax selection and a variety of cheeses.
- Sandwich ham and cheese rolls, either with bread or on their own.
- Homemade peanut butter and jam on whole-wheat bread.
- Quick cheesy quesadillas made with plain, whole grain or beetroot wraps.
- Eggs hard-boiled or devilled.
- Quick pasta salad with mixed veggies and homemade mayo.
- Meatball skewers with cheese bites.
- Cheese and ham wholegrain sandwich.
Adding colourful veggies is a quick and easy way to bring your child’s lunch box to life. Here are a few of our favourite veggies to add to healthy lunches for school:
- Snap Peas
- Green Beans
- Baby Carrots
- Baby Corn
- Asparagus – tinned or fresh
- Baby Gem Squash
- Baby Marrows
- Sweet Potato
Fruits are a great way for a child to get in their natural sugars. Fruit sugars release into the body slowly. This means they’ll have sustained energy for the day. Try a few of these next time:
Oh, how children love snacks. The good thing is snacks don’t have to be unhealthy. Check out these amazing snacks for your child’s healthy lunches.
- Cheese blocks
- Fruit Rolls
- Trail Mix