My Mummy's World : Healthy Lunch Ideas with Flora #FloraLunchbox

Monday, 10 October 2016

Healthy Lunch Ideas with Flora #FloraLunchbox

Recently we were asked by Flora to share with your about lunch ideas and share some of ours and what we put into them. Jack has only just started having meals at school as he only started reception in September. Most days he will have a school dinner as its easier but on the odd day he will request a lunch box I think its to sit with his friends.

Healthy Lunch Ideas with Flora #FloraLunchbox

The first day he requested a lunch box, it came back with some of the foods not even touched, bread for example but he likes bread? So I had a think and decided to make his lunch more 'fun' creating shapes and putting in different foods. Each time I've done this I've found hes eaten everything. It seems he likes a fun lunch rather than a boring lunch. 

Healthy Lunch Ideas with Flora #FloraLunchbox

When I make a lunchbox for him, I always try to ensure there is a wide variety of healthy foods, meeting nutritional standards as much as possibly. However, Flora recently conducted a survey which shows only 1.6% of children receive a packed lunch meeting nutritional standards set for school meals. I found this really surprising, I thought more parents were aware of what needed including etc. However its reassuring to know each tub of Flora contains plant oils such as sunflower, rapeseen and linseed oils. Also Flora is lower in saturated fats than butter providing a source of healthy Omega 3 and 6.

Healthy Lunch Ideas with Flora #FloraLunchbox


I've been looking into getting Jack one of the Yumbox lunchboxes, and I'm keen to get one for myself as I find the different sections makes it easier to give a healthy balanced lunch. 
Flora have a wonderful lunchbox builder tool too which provides ideas to mix and match for a balanced lunch too. You create a main, choosing one portion from the four, then choose one or two snacks followed by two portions of fruit or vegetables, ensuring a real mix is given. They even have a five day lunchbox plan.

Healthy Lunch Ideas with Flora #FloraLunchbox

So what meal ideas will you come up with?

This post is an entry for the #FloraLunchbox Linky Challenge, sponsored by Flora. Check out their lunch planner and recipe ideas here#

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