Healthy Back To School Lunchbox Ideas

My Three have been back at school just over a week. So far they are enjoying being back but I’m sure it won’t be long before they are moaning about doing the same old things day in, day out. I’m pretty sure that they will be moaning about doing their homework and that the packed lunches that I send are the boring and the same thing all the time.

I don’t know about you but I find it hard to think of different things to make each day especially ensuring that they are both healthy and that the boys will eat them – they’re not fussy by any means but they certainly know what they like.

Luckily for me and all the other parents who lack inspiration for exciting and healthy lunchbox ideas, Aldi have come up with some fun and healthy lunchbox options that all fit within NHS guidelines. Did you know that Aldi recently removed all added sugar from its entire range of own brand children’s soft drinks? This provides parents with a whole host of healthier options to add to the lunchbox each school day.

Lunchboxes should:

  • Be based on starchy carbohydrates such as bread, potatoes, rice and pasta using wholegrain where possible
  • Include fresh fruit and vegetables/salad
  • Include a source of protein such as beans and pulses, eggs, fish, meat, cheese (or dairy alternative)
  • Include a side dish such as a low-fat and lower-sugar yogurt (or dairy alternative), tea cake, fruit bread, plain rice/corn cakes, homemade plain popcorn, sugar-free jelly
  • Include a drink such as water, skimmed or semi-skimmed milk, sugar-free or no-added-sugar drinks
Lunchbox Idea 1 – Chicken wrap
  • Sliced chicken breast 150g – £1.69
  • Mini Tortilla Wraps 8 Pack  (75700) £0.49
  • Classic fruit salad 200g (80412) £0.99
  • Squidgy pouches fromage frais 80g pack of 4 – £0.75
  • Fruity water (No added sugar) 250ml pack of 6 – £0.99

Lunchbox Idea 2 – Tuna mayonnaise and sweetcorn bagel

  • Tuna steaks in oil or brine 200g – £0.89
  • Mayonnaise glass jar 475g (47867) £0.59
  • Sweetcorn 326g (8966) £0.39
  • Bagel 5 pack (81228) £0.79
  • Fruity water (No added sugar) 250ml pack of 6 – £0.99

Lunchbox Idea 3 – Reduced fat houmous with brown sandwich thins

  • Houmous 200g (4956) £0.59
  • Brown sandwich thins 6 pack- £0.59
  • Sliced cucumber (51062) £0.44
  • Mini snack raisins 14g pack of 12 – £0.69
  • Cranberry Light Juice Drink 1 litre (9952) £0.59

Aldi recently reaffirmed its position as the UK’s lowest priced supermarket by the latest price comparison by the trade magazine, The Grocer, which showed the supermarket to be nearly £8 cheaper than its rivals.

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