Easy tips to improve kids’ school lunches
no healthier alternative for kids than a balanced packed school lunch made at home.
But it’s easy to get lazy with supermarkets offering up all those conveniently packaged sugar and salt-laden processed foods.
How about updating your packed lunches to make them even healthier?
Here are seven small changes you can make in your kids’ school lunches. 1. Switch to a healthy crunch. Ditch the potato crisps or twisties and replace them with carrot sticks, celery sticks, nuts or popcorn.
2. Pack water or 100 per cent fruit juice as a beverage instead of a soft drink. 3. Switch white bread for whole grain. 4. Ditch the sugar-laden jam. Use one that’s sweetened with concentrated fruit juices.
5. Make your own biscuits or muesli bars as treats instead of prepackaged, processed ones.
6. Buy a good thermos, and give them a hearty soup with vegetables for lunch.
7. Roll something up in a whole wheat tortilla instead of making a traditional sandwich. Kids who wouldn’t want lettuce on a sandwich often will accept them rolled up with other ingredients such as a taco.