Remember when packing a lunchbox to choose something from each of the four main food groups to ensure that a wide range of nutrients are on offer. An ideal lunch would contain some bread or cereal food, some fruit or vegetables, some milk/yoghurt and a protein rich food from the meat group
Choose from: rolls, bread, baps, pitta breads,
Croissants, crispbread, crackers
Fill with: thinly sliced beef, lamb or pork, cooked ham, chicken,
turkey, tuna, grilled rashers, sliced sausages, pate, Spanish omelette,
hard-boiled eggs, roasted peppers, grated cheese,
cream cheese, tomatoes, lettuce….
Mix with: mayonnaise, chutney, curry paste…..
Have fun trying out different combinations
Fresh Fruit – apples, bananas, pears, mandarins
Plums or grapes
Dried Fruit – apricots, raisins etc.
Try milk, unsweetened fruit juice, smoothie, yoghurt drink
flavoured milk drink
How about yoghurts, cheese cubes, stick of
Celery or carrots, popcorn, rice cakes, cartons of
Rice pudding or custard.