When putting together lunchboxes for your little ones you want it to be quick and easy, as well as making sure it is healthy. We have been taking part in the Flora Lunchbox Challenge to create healthy lunches and to learn a few new ideas.
"A Flora-commissioned University of Leeds study recently revealed that only 1.6% of children in England receive a packed lunch that meets the nutritional standards set for school meals, with just 17% of lunches containing any kind of vegetables or salad".
Flora is helping parents to pack healthy lunches by putting together a lunchbox builder. It gives you ideas of what to put together for a Main, Snack and Fruit and Veg, meaning you can mix things up a bit to create different combinations. I found this to be really helpful because although I like to be organised with making sure Mabel has enough fruit and vegetables in the day, I can get stuck in a rut.
For Mabel's lunch she had a hummus, sweetcorn and pepper sandwich, (I never thought to put hummus in a sandwich), banana bread, an apple and carrot sticks, all washed down with a cup of water. The lunch was a massive hit especially the sandwich, so I am excited to create more combinations from the planner as well as using recipes from Floras website and some of my own ideas.