What does a week’s healthy lunch box look like?
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 event||1 fruit or veggie snack||1 dairy-based snack||Plus 1-2 extra nutritious snacks|
|Leftover veggie pasta salad with chickpeas||Fresh fruit salad cup||Plain or flavoured milk||Air popped popcorn and/or berry pikelets|
|Rainbow veggie wrap with chicken||Apple||Cheese and crackers||Boiled egg and/or carrot and cucumber sticks|
|Leftover lean ham and corn frittatas||Cherry tomatoes and crisp snow peas||Tub of yoghurt||Nut-free apricot bliss balls and/or crackers and dip|
|Leftover beef noodle salad with snow peas||Colourful fruit kebab||Tub of custard||Small bag of crunchy breakfast cereal and/or frozen pineapple rings|
|Cheese, ham and tomato sandwich||Crunchy carrot and celery sticks||Fruity frozen smoothie||Half a spicy fruit English muffin and/or banana|