It’s back to school time again and time to try out some of our healthy lunchbox ideas. These Weigh-Less tips are great for kids and adults alike.
Keep it easy
- Pay attention. Learn what your children like to eat. They tend to chop and change when it comes to foods they like, so make sure you keep talking to them about foods they like and dislike.
- Pack leftovers. Last night’s healthy and delicious dinner makes for great lunch at school. If there’s a healthy meal that you know your children like, make extra and separate into lunch-sized portions for the week.
- Make wraps. Another way to break away from the traditional sandwich is to take their favourite filling and put it in a wholewheat wrap instead.
- Keep it simple. Kids don’t need a feast at lunchtime, just something to fill them up and keep their energy levels high. If there are too many choices, most of it will end up in the bin.
Keep it healthy
- Make a good breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day and will always be: Stick to high-fibre cereals like Weigh-Less muesli and add a yoghurt.
- Pack lunches. Wholewheat sandwiches or rolls with a filling and fruit to accompany and a pure fruit juice contribute to a healthy lifestyle and great eating habits. Melrose cheese portions, flavoured milk, biltong sticks, fruit, pretzels, avocado and peanut butter are all favourites for lunch.
- Pack a snack. Fruit, crackers, Marmite, Bovril, fish paste on crackers, yoghurt, cereal bars, rice cakes, Knorr Cup-a-Soup Lite: the options are endless!
- Keep suppers healthy and easy. Spaghetti bolognaise, butter bean and tomato salad, quick and easy chicken-a-la-king, baked chicken, fish and roast potatoes, and low-fat baked custards are a few choices that help to maintain a healthy lifestyle. And you can always make double portions and freeze the leftovers to eat later.