The dreaded Back to School looms over us and now I will be paying for two children’s lunches as they are both going to be in Key Stage 2 thoughts turn to packing the boys up for their lunch.
Recently they have been less and less interested in school dinners and they come home starving after a school lunch, whereas just slightly peckish after a pack up I have sent them with.
Hartley’s Jelly Pots are championing the back to school period by motivating parents to turn their hand to brilliant lunch creations and collect an exclusive Hartley’s lunchbox through its’ collector scheme.
If you collect 12 special edition green lids from across the No Added Sugar Jelly Pots (115g) you can claim a free Harley’s lunchbox and stickers to personalise your lunchbox just like the one above.
Putting together a quick, easy and nutritious lunchbox can be a challenge for parents.
Here are some ideas of how to make it easier….
- Variety keeps things interesting. Try alternatives to sandwiches such as wraps, crackers or breadsticks.
- Make your own pasta salad with cooled cooked pasta, tuna, mayo and red peppers in a little pot with lid.
- In winter use a flask to send in soup or pasta lunches.
- Take the opportunity to add some of their 5 a day to the packed lunch with carrot, cucumber or celery sticks and sugar snap peas. All delicious on their own or with dips and a healthy alternative to crisps.
- Add a piece of fruit for a sweet treat or mix it in with Hartleys sugar free jelly and let set in a plastic tub with a lid to add to the lunchbox.
- A chocolate treat is always nice – we like fun size bars to keep the sweet craving at bay!
What tips do you have for a yummy pack lunch for kids? Would love to hear!
This post is an entry for BritMums #HartleysYourLunchbox Linky Challenge, sponsored by Hartley’s Jelly.