Kick start the new school year with colourful, healthy lunchbox food and give your kids something to look forward to at midday. As busy parents, it is all too easy to make the same things that we know our kids love, but why not introduce them to something new, that’s also easy and nutritious?
And to encourage your little learners to experiment, we have shortlisted our eight favourite lunchbox ready products, which tick the healthy eating box as well as looking enticing to eat.
So, for tasty, reasonably priced lunchbox fillers that still have the ‘cool factor’ for kids, read on…
Bear Fruit Yo-Yos
These are great little wheels; a 100% fruit snack with ‘no added nonsense.’ With a choice of raspberry, strawberry and peach flavours, these little circles of deliciousness are a firm favourite with kids that like a (natural) sugar kick, whilst you are assured of no hidden nasties!
From 40p each with up to 5% cashback when you shop at British Corner Shop.
For a great alternative to crisps, and one which schools will approve of, try Apple Crisps from Kiddylicious. They’re made from 80% apple slices with no sneaky additives such as salt. Prefect for ticking the boxes with kids, teachers and parents alike!
69p per pack at Waitrose. Grab up to £5 cashback depending on whether you’re a new or returning customer.
Dole Mixed Fruit in Jelly
For a slightly less devious way of hiding fruit, why not try Dole Mixed Fruit in Peach Jelly. It might not be the most virtuous item on our list but it will certainly provide a healthier sweet treat than a chocolate bar or cake. And it fits nicely into lunchboxes.
£2.42 for a pack of four from Tesco + 10% cashback on home delivery.
The infamous Innocent Fruit Smoothie for Kids. How much easier can it be to give your kids lashings of fresh fruit which is easy to consume and fits neatly into their lunch bag? Innocent is renowned for its delicious smoothies which count as 1 of your 5 a day and provide 50% of the daily Vitamin C requirements. This is a ‘no brainer’ in our household!
£2.99 for a pack of four. Often on special offer too. Shop Ocado with £6 cashback for a completed order.
Healthy lunchbox ideas which are calcium packed star products!
A winning combination is fruit and yoghurt! Check out Nestlé’s Munch Bunch, it’s a delicious fromage frais with a top layer of real fruit Jelly. Its vibrant colour will look great at lunchtime! Available from Ocado. And don’t forget there’s up to £6 cashback when you shop!
A personal favourite as this is a no mess solution! Petit Filous Frubes are a great way to eat yoghurt. Simply throw one into the lunchbox and your little learner can tear it open and squeeze it straight from the tube. Really easy, really tasty and perfect for lunch on the go!
£2.00 for a box of nine at British Corner Shop. Plus up to 5% cashback on your shopping!
With every cheese string portion containing as much calcium as a glass of milk, how much more sneaky can you get? Kids love pulling these apart as they eat them and the bright packaging makes them a fun, healthy addition at lunch time.
£1.75 for a pack of eight from Waitrose. Don’t forget there’s up to £5 cashback waiting for you!
Shaken Udder Milkshake
A unique take on the milkshake! Shaken Udder not only offers a scrumptious shake, but it includes real fruit and is totally free from artificial colours, flavouring and preservatives.
£1.89 for three from Tesco – plus up to 10% cashback on home delivery!