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Articles Healthy lunchbox ideas for kids
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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.

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:

  • Refrigeration
  • Ability to reheat
  • School policies – 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 fibre

Hummus with some vegetable sticks are also a wholesome snack, and it’s quick and easy to make yourself!

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.

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