Kids run around. A lot. Make sure they stay hydrated by
always packing a bottle of water with their lunch. As a treat, alternate with flavoured
Vital for growth, tissue repair and immunity, protein comes
in many forms, from legumes, nuts and seeds to meat, fish and eggs. Try mini
BBQ chicken kebabs or beef frikkadels for a tasty protein boost.
Full of vitamins, minerals and fibre, pop a few veg sticks
in your kid’s lunchbox. A handful of raw baby cucumbers, baby carrots or sugar
snap peas will keep them happily crunching away. Woolies makes it easy (and
tasty) with this carrot, celery, cucumber and hummus pot.
The best kind of sweet treat is a piece of fresh fruit
(nectarines and berries are both great seasonal choices) or a small serving of
chopped fruit that contributes vitamins and fibre to
your child’s diet.
5. A snackIt doesn’t have to be full of sugar or salt to
feel like a treat. Try mini seed crackers with peanut or almond butter, or a
handful of crunchy kale chips. And stock up on packs of cheese sticks – what’s not to love about stringy cheese?