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Kids' lunchboxes made easy

Need some inspiration to make your kids lunchbox healthier? Callum and Themis from Sprout Cooking School have given us a few tips when planning weekly lunches.

Lunchbox tips

Preparing your kids lunchbox is a little different than putting together your own food for a day in the office. There are many things to consider, such as:

  • Refridgeration
  • Ability to reheat
  • School policies, for example no nuts

You want to pack them full of low GI carbohydrates to give them plenty of energy to get through the long school day. These can include:

  • Fruit
  • Wholegrains
  • High fibre

If you’re time poor and need to purchase pre-packaged foods, you can’t go wrong with a muesli bar. Get the kids involved and let them help choose the product. Here are a few things to keep in mind when trying to pick out a healthy muesli bar:

  • Less than 15g of sugar per 100g
  • More than 5-6g of fibre

Fussy eaters?

If your child is a fussy eater, try and negotiate with them. For example, if they want a particular muesli bar, then they also have to have some carrot sticks. Meet in the middle and there’s a bit of respect. Kids know how to play the game.

Snack idea

Hummus with some vegetable sticks is also a wholesome snack, and quick and easy to make yourself!

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