Healthy eating is the daily general wellness mantra. What you eat and how you do it determines how healthy you are, other factors remain constant. This makes it a bit difficult to pack lunch for children who go to school. You must pack food that is less likely to become bad and healthy at the same time. Here are a few tips that can be of great help.
Do not forget to be smaller than breakfast, but bigger than the evening meal.
If you want your child to be healthy, breakfast should be your biggest meal, followed by lunch and then dinner. None of these meals can be skipped. For this reason, assuming that the child had breakfast as usual, the packaged lunch should be a bit smaller than breakfast.
Consider food choices. Your child needs essential minerals and vitamins to learn and play. Without a good diet it will be difficult to learn or play. Make sure there are at least 3 or 4 food groups in the packed lunch. For example, there must be fruit and vegetables, grain products, milk and meat. Avoid junk food at all costs. For example, pack a fresh fruit instead of chocolate and cake. In fact, you should check the policy of the Ministry of Education on school food and drink policy and stick to it when you pack lunch. Unsalted nuts are for example not allowed in most schools. Some of the usual foods that you can pack are:
• Quick Fried Rice
• Corn and zucchini fritters
• Sushi with avocado, carrot and cucumber
• Salad with beans and cheese
• Waldorf Chicken Salad Sandwiches
• Roast beef Pita Pockets
Think about the eating habits of children, children will eat with their fingers rather than with a spoon, so it is important to bring a lunch that can easily be eaten with fingers. So cut raw vegetables such as carrots or peppers and let them immerse the vegetables in cottage cheese. Bread sticks or whole meal crackers are also great. Encourage your child to try something new every day.
Use a high-quality lunch box. It will be useless to package good food in a poor quality lunch box, because it can go badly. Use a high quality lunch box that keeps food in its natural state until lunch.
Everything said and done, a parent or caretaker must pack the lunch for a child in a very meticulous way to prevent food poisoning or other health effects. The lunch box must be clean and dry. It must be washed every day and must be replaced regularly.