Nutritionist Approved Lunchbox Ideas

Nutritionist Approved Lunchbox Ideas Nutritionist Approved Lunchbox Ideas

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Our in-house nutritionist, Maria Stroh, has all the tips for packing healthy lunches this year. Here are her top 5 picks -

As a mum of two, the nutritionist in me is forever trying to think of new ways to add loads of fruit and vegetables to my children’s lunchboxes to reach that recommendation of 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of vegetables each day.
My top 5 picks for convenient, tasty and nutritious lunch box snacks are:

Hommus and Crackers – chickpeas are high in fibre and rich in plant protein. Dietary fibre is important to help keep our kiddies bellies full and healthy. They are also a good source of prebiotic fibre (food for our gut bacteria).

Yoghurt – these contain no added sugar which is a bonus. They are rich in calcium for healthy bones and teeth and a good source of probiotics (gut bacteria). The more diverse our gut bacteria is the better.

Veggie Sticks – mini cucumbers, carrot sticks, cherry tomatoes and sliced capsicum are weekly staples in our household. These are convenient options for crunch and sip otherwise mix it up by serving them with different types of nut free dips and cheeses.

Veggie Patties – these are delicious and an easy way to increase vegetable intake. Perfect to eat on their own or use as a filling on our wholegrain bread, fresh salad and Norco cheese.

Tapioca Puddings – for an occasional sweet treat, these puddings contain real fruit and are perfect for the kiddies with dairy and gluten intolerances. Tapioca is made from the starch from cassava plants.

 

Get the kids involved in the kitchen with this DIY pizza!

1 x Homemade pizza base with sauce
1 x Alba shredded mozzarella cheese
1 x green capsicum
1 x rainbow baby heirloom tomatoes punnet

Our in-house nutritionist, Maria Stroh, has all the tips for packing healthy lunches this year. Here are her top 5 picks -

As a mum of two, the nutritionist in me is forever trying to think of new ways to add loads of fruit and vegetables to my children’s lunchboxes to reach that recommendation of 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of vegetables each day.
My top 5 picks for convenient, tasty and nutritious lunch box snacks are:

Hommus and Crackers – chickpeas are high in fibre and rich in plant protein. Dietary fibre is important to help keep our kiddies bellies full and healthy. They are also a good source of prebiotic fibre (food for our gut bacteria).

Yoghurt – these contain no added sugar which is a bonus. They are rich in calcium for healthy bones and teeth and a good source of probiotics (gut bacteria). The more diverse our gut bacteria is the better.

Veggie Sticks – mini cucumbers, carrot sticks, cherry tomatoes and sliced capsicum are weekly staples in our household. These are convenient options for crunch and sip otherwise mix it up by serving them with different types of nut free dips and cheeses.

Veggie Patties – these are delicious and an easy way to increase vegetable intake. Perfect to eat on their own or use as a filling on our wholegrain bread, fresh salad and Norco cheese.

Tapioca Puddings – for an occasional sweet treat, these puddings contain real fruit and are perfect for the kiddies with dairy and gluten intolerances. Tapioca is made from the starch from cassava plants.

 

Get the kids involved in the kitchen with this DIY pizza!

1 x Homemade pizza base with sauce
1 x Alba shredded mozzarella cheese
1 x green capsicum
1 x rainbow baby heirloom tomatoes punnet