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12 school lunches that are packed with protein

The importance of protein
We all know the importance of fruit and vegetables in our children's diets, but few of us realise just how crucial protein is.
This essential nutrient provides the amino acids our bodies need to grow and repair cells, to transport oxygen around our bodies, to create much-needed hormones and lots of other things that are essential for a child who is constantly growing and developing.
Here are some excellent ways to include protein in your child's school lunch with thanks to Greene Farm Foods.
Chicken quesadillas
These quesadillas are simple to make and perfect if your child comes home for lunch.
Rustic bento box
This rustic bento box is filled with lovely little bits of the Mediterranean, prepared in a colourful way the kids will love this alternative lunch.
Salmon and cucumber sushi
These sushi sandwiches are loaded with protein, as well as Omega 3 which is the main fatty oil essential in brain development. Not to mention they are delicious and fun for the children to have in their lunchboxes.
Avocado turkey wrap
These wraps are remarkably easy to put together and are packed full of protein for growing kids. You can use plain wraps if you aren't a fan of the tomato variety.
Cajun Chicken Pita
Treat yourself this weekend with this Cajun chicken pita bread sandwich. Zero effort required as you're using Greene Farm Cajun Chicken.
Apple and cheese sandwich
It may sound odd to grown-ups, but kids love mixing their food and are sure to love this apple, cheese and chicken combination.
Tuna and sweetcorn spring rolls
Tasty snacks that pack a healthy punch and are easy to make, while also high in protein.
Tuscan chicken sandwich
This tasty sandwich is packed with protein and vitamin-rich salad.
VIP club sandwich
Easy to make thanks to pre-cooked chicken from Greene Farm Foods. Perfect if your child comes home for lunch during the school day, but can be left untoasted for a tasty lunchbox treat.
Real Spanish tortilla wedges
This tortilla is the most commonly served dish in Spain and uses only 5 ingredients, but is rich in protein. Have for dinner or make in advance and pop a slice in your child's lunchbox for school.
Turkey pasta salad
This pasta salad is very good for your child and can be easily stored in a small lunchbox for school.
Peanut butter and banana sandwich
A yummy sandwich to pop into your little munchkin's lunchbox that's high in protein thanks to the addition of peanut butter.
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