Follow these helpful tips for nutritious lunches that are yummy and delicious.
Find out what your child really likes
While apples are good for you, there's no point in continuing to try an force her to eat them if you're not getting results.  See if she would prefer kiwis, chopped melons, strawberries, oranges or grapes.
Encourage your child to help make her lunch
  • Children who have a say in what they eat for lunch are more likely to eat what's in their lunchbox. Get your child to help pick out whatever fresh fruit, vegetables and low-fat yoghurts she would like.
  • Pop in a pita pocket: If your child is getting fed up of tiresome sandwiches, try livening up her lunchbox with pita pockets. Look for whole wheat pita bread. For the filling: chop up a handful of her favourite vegetables and add a little grated cheese. Then mix it together with a mild salsa. To prevent the bread from becoming soggy, keep the cheese ad vegetables in a plastic container. Your child can make her own sandwich at lunchtime.
  • Bagels: For another great make-it-yourself meal, pack a whole grain bagel, a smattering of light cream cheese and a spreading knife. If your child has a favourite jam, you could stir a little into the cream cheese for added flavour. If she likes tomatoes, pop a few in a sandwich bag so she can add them herself at lunchtime.
  • Personal pizzas: Almost all kids love pizza. Slice a pita pocket in half and spread a heaped tablespoon of spaghetti on each piece, sprinkle with a tablespoon of cheese. If your kid likes veggies, pop some tomatoes, onions, sweetcorn, pineapple or peppers on top too. You could also add a little chopped ham or some cooked chicken.
  • Crunchy yoghurt: Start with your child’s favourite yoghurt, strawberry or vanilla is always a hit, stir in a few teaspoons of low-fat granola or another cereal that is good to munch. Add some sunflower seeds or raisins also. Seal it in a  plastic tub with some sliced banana or some chopped strawberries if desired. 



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