A balanced lunch is so important for little ones, helping to keep growing bodies in check and energised, and little minds focused. Easier said than done we know, but here are 3 can-do everyday kids' lunch tips from our Nutritionist Melissa Fine.
1️. Eat the rainbow
Aim for 4-5 different colours from fruit and veg. Think carrot sticks, cucumber crudites, cherry tomatoes, pitted olives, blueberries, grapes...whatever they like!
2️. Don't forget the protein:
Protein helps to keep blood sugar and energy levels steady.
- Leftover grilled chicken with avocado on a sandwich/rice cakes/with rice
- Hummus (as a spread or dip)
- Baby Bel cheese
- Dry-roasted chickpeas
- Unsweetened yoghurt sweetened to taste with honey and cinnamon
3. Swap confectionary with a yummy wholefood alternative
Some great options are Medjool dates, a Tinkernicks Almond & Coconut Bar - a wayyy healthier alternative to a fruit strap/rollup, or a Food For Health's Dark Chocolate Mini Bite - dark choc dusted chickpeas, but the kids will just think these are choccie balls.