What does a week’s healthy lunch box look like?

21/10/2015 GREEN, Healthy Eating, Help for Parents, Lunchbox, Salad, Sandwiches & wraps, Snacks

Below are just a few suggestions on what a healthy lunch box could look like over five days.

We’re certainly not saying that these are the ultimate lunch box ingredients or that it covers every single food group, every day – simply that these ideas can help inspire parents to create more homemade food and stay away from salty, sweet or otherwise unhealthy prepackaged supermarket snacks.

Lunch - the main event1 fruit or veggie snack1 dairy-based snackPlus 1-2 extra nutritious snacks
Leftover veggie pasta salad with chickpeasFresh fruit salad cupPlain or flavoured milkAir popped popcorn and/or berry pikelets
Rainbow veggie wrap with chickenAppleCheese and crackersBoiled egg and/or carrot and cucumber sticks
Leftover lean ham and corn frittatasCherry tomatoes and crisp snow peasTub of yoghurtNut-free apricot bliss balls and/or crackers and dip
Leftover beef noodle salad with snow peasColourful fruit kebabTub of custardSmall bag of crunchy breakfast cereal and/or frozen pineapple rings
Cheese, ham and tomato sandwichCrunchy carrot and celery sticksFruity frozen smoothieHalf a spicy fruit English muffin and/or banana