The girls’ school has a strong policy on ‘healthy eating’, thankfully! So they never ask for fizzy drinks or sweet snacks because they are frowned upon. This makes it easier to prepare their lunches. I am reading a four page pull-out at the moment , ‘Pack It In’ with lots of ideas for what to give children in their lunchbox.

Here are a few ideas;

*Wholemeal bread with cheese slices and tomato + 1 banana + sugar-free squash

*Pitta bread with cooked ham, low fat mayonnaise, lettuce and cucumber + orange segments + milk to drink

*Burger bun with chicken, relish, lettuce and grated carrot + dried fruit +yoghurt + water to drink

*Cooked pasta with tuna, lettuce, tomato, carrot + 2 mandarins + yoghurt + unsweetened pure fruit juice

*Salad box with cooked rice, lettuce, tomato, cheese cubed, celery sticks, carrot sticks + dried fruit + water to drink

*White roll with mashed hard boiled egg, lettuce, cucumber + handful of grapes + milk to drink

*Wholemeal bap with lean grilled rashers, tomato and sweetcorn + peach + milk to drink

*Crackers with cheese slices, sliced peppers, grated carrot + apple and orange segments + water to drink

* Cooked rice with peas, carrots and chicken pieces + dried fruit + unsweetened fruit juice

* Hummous sandwich + banana + unsweetened fruit juice

I’m going to try a few of those. I’d have to prepare them the night before, though! Another idea would be to give a Mini Milky Brioche for ‘little break’. Mmmm! St.Pierre make them and they are lovely! I had three for breakfast today 😆


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    Tena Says:

    That *is* wonderful that the school promotes healthy eating! If kids eat healthy, they can think better. In America, the eating habits of a lot (most?) of people are very poor. People need to realize that children’s brains are developing and they need healthy food to help them. Exercise is important, too. 🙂 Fruit and veggies and water, here we come! Mmmmmmm!

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    Carol Says:

    Okay, I’m ready to drool on my keyboard again. 🙂

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    earthpal Says:

    At our schools there has been a recent policy change regarding vending machine products. The fizzy drinks are all out and water is in. Flavoured, sparkling or plain. All much better than the fizzy rubbish. All that sodium benzoate. Not good! Even the diet soda’s are bad because of all the tooth-rotting acid they contain.

    There’s just no substitute for plain old water. My children have to take a bottle of water to school every day to keep with them at their desks. It’s said to keep them awake and alert and of course it quenches their thirst far more efficiently than soft drinks.

    I like the sound of your packed lunches. Might pinch the idea for my own kids boxes next week. Back to school at last!!!

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