Portions To Include In Your Kid's Lunchbox
Kids need daily portions of starch (carbohydrate) for energy, protein, dairy, vegetables and fruit in their lunchbox, along with a regular intake of water.
ENERGYWholemeal Rolls, Wholemeal Bread and BagelsRice Cakes, Oat Cakes, Crackers and Corn CakesBrown Rice and Pasta (white is fine but brown is far more nutritious)Wholemeal pita Breads, Tortilla Wraps, Couscous and Rice Noodles
- Free Range Turkey and Chicken
- Free Range Ham and Beef
- Tinned Tuna, Prawns, Mackerel, Sardines, Seafood Sticks
- Soft Cheese, Edam and Cheddar Slices
- Unsalted Nuts (for example walnuts, cashews, peanuts) This is optional as some children may have a serious nut allergy).
VEGETABLESCarrot, Celery and Cucumber SticksCherry or Sliced TomatoesBean SproutsMixed Salad Watercress and Spinach LeavesAvocado (squeeze some lemon juice on it to stop it going black)Courgettes and Aubergines
FRUITSmall Bananas and PearsSliced ApplePeeled Orange Segments and ClementinesMelon and Pineapple ChunksDried ApricotsRaisins, Dates, Berries (Cranberries and Blueberries),Dried Mango and Coconut Slices.
DRINKSCarton of MilkPure Fruit SmoothieHomemade Vegetable and/or Fruit JuiceYoghurt Drink with no added sugar or additivesDon't forget to pack a bottle of water. Try using a reusable plastic bottle to help reduce damage to our planet.
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