Avoid the "what's for lunch?" hassle with our helpful food prep tips. In no time at all you'll be set for the week.
The healthy lunchbox famous four
The aim with every meal is to include the famous four: a green, a grain, an orange and a protein. This can mean green veggie sticks or a small salad, bread or crackers, carrots sticks, tomatoes or citrus fruit and some meat, fish, or eggs.
If those things sound like something your kids would balk at, you can try a tasty sarnie with ham and cheese, a fruit, and a treat instead. It’s not quite all four, but three out of four isn’t too shabby!
If you’re still not sure how receptive your little one will be to healthy foods, why not appeal to the “eat with your eyes” rule. If you can make their lunch look fun or interesting, they’ll gobble it up. For picky eaters, try a novelty lunch set or a cool lunchbox.
Next, try to make your child’s food as fun and colourful as you can. This could mean cutting a slice of cheese into a smiley face, making the sarnies into a fun shape, or drawing a design with jam or Nutella on a rice cake.