Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Healthy lunch tips for kids


After having a healthy breakfast kids spend their time at the creche or in the school. With all those activities and hard work children need to refill their battery with a healthy lunch.  

Healthy lunch tips for kids

10 Healthy lunch tips for kids


Making healthy packed lunches can save you a significant amount of money. Creating a plan of action can save you a lot of time, as well. Buying in bulk and planning ahead are both to your advantage. Most ingredients can be stored long enough for you to create these masterful works of dietary delight over the weekend, freeing up what little time most families have available during the work week.




Here are 10 healthy and tasty lunch ideas your kids will love:

10 Healthy lunch tips for kids No.: 1

  • Chicken and Fruit Salad
  • A fresh pear
  • A muffin
  • Yogurt drink



10 Healthy lunch tips for kids No.: 2

  • Tortilla, filling: chicken, cheese, cucumber, mild salsa
  • Peach
  • Cheese, various shapes - cubes, triangles, sticks, etc
  • Petit filou
  • Milk/fruit juice


10 Healthy lunch tips for kids No.: 3

  • Baked Honey-Lime Drumsticks
  • Small container of apple sauce
  • Cream crackers with butter/cheese
  • Dried apricots
  • Milk/fruit juice



10 Healthy lunch tips for kids No.: 4

  • Roll filled with Tomato & Mozzarella cheese
  • Small selection of chopped fruit (kiwi, pear, grapes)
  • Fruit Yogurt
  • Pretzels
  • Milk/fruit juice


10 Healthy lunch tips for kids No.: 5

  • Turkey-Melon Wraps
  • Box of raisins
  • Slice of fruit brack
  • Banana
  • Milk/fruit juice


10 Healthy lunch tips for kids No.: 6

  • Tuna & sweetcorn roll
  • Melon Cubes
  • Assorted veggies eg celery or carrot sticks, red pepper strips, cucumber wheels, etc
  • Cereal Bar
  • Yogurt Drink



10 Healthy lunch tips for kids No.: 7

  • Pitta bread, filling: tuna, cheese, salad & mayo
  • Sticks of raw carrot
  • Little box of raisins
  • Drained pineapple chunks
  • Yogurt Drink


10 Healthy lunch tips for kids No.: 8

  • Ham & cheese sandwich on wholemeal bread
  • Fruit Yogurt
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Unsweetened fruit juice


10 Healthy lunch tips for kids No.: 9

  • Flask of vegetable soup
  • Cheese cubes & plain/wholemeal crackers
  • Small bunch of seedless grapes
  • Popcorn
  • Milk/fruit juice



10 Healthy lunch tips for kids No.:10

  • Bap filled with ham, lettuce & some mild mustard
  • Half a dozen cherry tomatoes
  • Satsuma
  • Yogurt-covered raisins
  • Milk/fruit juice


Add That Special Touch

Our children need to know that we love them and that they are precious to us. There are many ways you can use healthy packed lunches as a means to express that love and affection. 


Try making their lunch colorful and interesting. Cut foods into different shapes and into small portions e.g. triangles of sandwiches, chunks of cheese, chopped mixed fruit.

Try alternatives to bread and rolls with pittas or scones. Encourage your child to have wholemeal varieties.

Make sure the lunch you prepare is child friendly e.g.: peeled oranges, chopped meat, etc

Vary the food from day to day, e.g. meat, fish cheese.

Give something tasty like a favorite yogurt or a healthy fruit bar

A piece of fruit e.g.:banana or diced fruit is a quick snack for little break.

A carton of unsweetened fruit juice or a flask of warm soup or hot chocolate are good for drink.

Use salads like lettuce, tomato, and cucumber also in sandwiches/rolls to brighten them up and to help ensure your child gets a good balance of nutrients.

Get your child involved in planning their own lunch as they are then much more likely to eat it.

Some schools have a ban on certain foods such as chewing gum or crisps. Ensure that you haven't packed a forbidden food!

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