This post originally appeared on From the Wolf’s Den.
This week (6th October) is Healthy Lunchbox Week. It’s about packing more healthy choices in kids lunchboxes and limiting treats and sometimes foods.
I love cooking and providing healthy meals for Miss K but sometimes I fall back on the easy, prepacked foods & snacks for her day care lunchbox. I do always pack at least 2 types of fruit though so yay for that lol
Anywho, today I thought I’d share our plan for her lunchbox this week on the two days she goes and also provide some ideas and links for you, my awesome readers, to help give your kids a healthy lunchbox (or pack yourself a healthy lunch).
So what is a healthy lunchbox? A healthy lunchbox should aim to include at least one food item from each of the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating food groups in your child’s lunch box every day. That is:
- Vegetables & salads
- Grain (cereal) foods, mostly wholegrain and/or high cereal fibre varieties
- Lean meats and poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds and legumes/beans
This week’s lunchboxes for Miss K:
- 2 mini egg & bacon pies (meat, eggs and grain)
- apple (fruit)
- banana (fruit)
- carrot sticks (vegetables)
- fairy dip (YIAH Beetroot dip)
- yoghurt rice cakes (dairy, grain)Day 2
- pasta salad (grain, vegetables)
- banana muffin (grain, fruit)
- watermelon (fruit)
- cheese (dairy)
- tuna & biscuits (fish, grain)
Lunchbox Ideas from around the web:
- The Organised Housewife How to pack a healthy lunchbox
- Yoghurt Snack Pancakes
- Planning with Kids Lunchbox ideas
- Octavia & Vicky Lunchbox Ideas
- Road to Loving my Thermo Mixer Lunchbox ideas
- Healthy snack & Lunchbox ideas
- Healthy lunchbox snacks
- Lunchbox ideas for Grown ups
What’s your favourite go-to healthy lunchbox treats?