Lunchbox Tips from Mission Foods
Preparing your child’s lunchbox can be a stressful task. It can be surprisingly difficult to create a lunchbox that is healthy and that your kids love. The simple sandwich and juice combo, that we used to take to school, isn’t going to cut it today. Check out our five tips for packing a healthy lunchbox that your kids will love:
Quick and easy snacks
Make sure that their morning and afternoon snacks are quick and easy to consume – try Mission Corn Chips, crackers, cheese or cherry tomatoes. During snack times kids have very little time and the often choose playing over sustenance. If you have packed quick and easy snacks they can do both!
Get the kids involved
Prepare the weeks snacks on the weekend and set them up in tubs in your fridge. When packing the lunches ask the kids to pick from the tubs. The more involved the kids are with their lunch, the more likely they are to eat it all.
Don’t get stuck on the sandwich
The sandwich is a common lunch box food for kids, but it can get boring to have one every day. Try swapping out sliced bread for Mission Pita Pockets or Wraps. For something different you can add in some colour by using Mission Spinach & Herb or Tomato & Chilli Wraps (for the adventurous kids).
Healthy lunch checklist
Make sure the lunchbox includes a least 1 fruit, 1 vegetable, a wholegrain source, some protein and a healthy snack. When packing fruit and vegetables try to include more than one coloured item. Different coloured fruits and vegetables help different parts of our bodies. The more colours that you pack the better the lunch is for them.
Nude Food is food without excess packaging. Nude food offers long-term cost savings and environmental benefits. By packing your kids’ lunchboxes in durable reusable containers you cut down the waste attached to lunchtime. There are heaps of lunchboxes on the market that support nude food.