Here is one week’s worth of healthy packed lunches ideas:
Lunchbox one: • brown pitta bread with smooth peanut butter • small container of trail mix (see above snacks) • cut up fruit – apple, pear, and orange • fresh apple juice • healthy yoghurt
Lunchbox two: • bagel with soft cheese and cucumber • small container with cherry tomatoes and strips of carrot • cooked apple puree – home made – very easy to make (see recipe) • handful of raisins and dried apricots – in a small plastic bag • fresh orange juice
- Cooked apple puree: place a large granny smith apple into a steamer and leave for ten minutes on a medium to high burner. Remove it and cut in half. Scoop out the soft apple and leave until cool. Add a tiny spoonful of honey and place in a container for the lunchbox. This is just enough for a child’s portion.
Lunchbox three: • wholemeal bread sandwich with cheddar cheese, cucumber and tomato • cut up strips of carrot and red peppers • fruit smoothie (bought version) • small container of strawberries • fresh apple juice
Lunchbox four: • wholemeal pita bread with salad (lettuce, cucumber, tomato) and tuna fish • a banana • small bunch of grapes • healthy yoghurt • fresh juice
Lunchbox five: • small container with brown rice, add cut up cubes of tomato, cut up cubes of cucumber, cut up fish from the night before (i.e. salmon, tuna, cod), add some sweet corn and some peas (from frozen) • Cut up avocado pear with some celery sticks • Fresh berry fruit salad – not too large, just a taste of all the different berries. • Fresh juice.
Ideas taken from www.supernanny.co.uk