What do you put in your kids’ lunch boxes? Are they as healthy as they could be? I don’t have to make lunch boxes for school yet but I always take packed lunches on days out. Taking our own lunch reduces the cost of a day out and guarantees that the children will definitely… well possibly… eat something healthy. When Flora challenged me to try their new Lunch Box Guide I was keen to see their healthy lunch box ideas and try them out.
Lunch Box Guide
Flora have put together a fantastic lunch box builder on their website. All the ideas on the Flora Lunch Box Guide are easy, quick and tasty. The lunches use ingredients I actually have in my kitchen cupboards, no need to get fancy, just mix it up a little. It made me realise that we rely on sandwiches for lunches and I could easily add some variety at lunch time by trying pittas, bagels, or even pasta.
T-Rex Lunch Box for Monster Appetites
If you download the Flora Lunch Planner you can find lots of healthy lunch box ideas, including dinosaur inspired lunches. Cub chose the T-Rex lunch with a delicious chicken pitta. Take a look at how we got on.
I split a wholemeal pitta in half and added Flora Light, cherry tomatoes cut into quarters, iceberg lettuce and diced chicken breast. It was quick, easy to make and healthy too. I never usually add dips to lunch boxes but it didn’t take long to halve an avocado and mash it with a fork to make a healthy avocado dip. I added breadsticks to the lunch box to dip in the avocado and to my surprise Cub loved it! Cucumber slices are easy to make and a healthy addition to any meal, so I added some to dip in the avocado too. Finally, I popped an easy-peel satsuma in, as they are Cub’s favourite and a healthy sweet treat.
Healthy Lunch Box Ideas
Life with children is really, really busy. Making lunch boxes is important but it’s a task I don’t have
a lot any time to devote to. I usually make the same lunches over and over again out of convenience. The Flora Lunch Box Guide is handy as it gave me quick ideas for different lunches, whilst keeping it healthy too.
It’s years since I had rice pudding and it is great healthy lunch box idea, instead of yoghurt. I will be looking out for mini pretzels as these would be good for lunch and also for a different after-school snack.
If you want to make a special lunch then Flora has some great ideas like the Ty Ham Asaurus Sandwich and the Red Pepper Rainbow Sandwich. They would both be fantastic to tempt a fussy eater to try something new or just to make lunch a little bit special.
This post is an entry for the #FloraLunchBox Linky Challenge, sponsored by Flora.
Check out their lunch planner and recipe ideas here.