This month we’re taking part in Britmum’s #HartleysYourLunchbox Challenge. I’ll be talking through my ideas to keep lunchboxes quick, simple and healthy!
I’m often found putting together a packed lunch (or three!) for us despite the kiddies no longer attending school. We’ve always loved picnics in the sun but they’re also needed when we attend home education days, because eating out every week costs waaaaay too much!
We often use our great yumboxes to not only make lunchtime simpler, but also to keep the portions from getting out of hand! You have separate sections for different food types so you can ensure a healthy and balanced diet.
Aren’t they great?! I think there may be some stiff competition though, as we recently received a Hartley’s lunchbox as well as two yummy jellies for the kiddibops to try out. These lunchboxes are just the right size for a scrummy lunch, and the Jelly Pots fit perfectly inside too!
So, here are my top tips for a simple yet nutritious lunchbox…
1. Whack in as much fruit as possible, especially berries. Give them a rinse and pop them in for a nice treat! If you want to prepare lunch the night before then think about fruits and vegetables that don’t turn quickly, there’s nothing worse than a slice of day old apple :/
2. Crackers and cheese/ham. I like to butter some crackers and pop in cheese and ham for them to make their own cracker sandwiches.
3. Veg sticks. Everyone loves a veg stick. We love carrots and cucumbers the most, but Molly also loves raw swede and parsnip. Another thing we really enjoyed this year was eating home grown peas, straight from the pods!
4. Home made goods! Whether a muffin or a scone, you can’t beat home made goodness… I find George and Molly are more likely to eat things they’ve actually made, they get really passionate about it!
5. Jelly Pots! Of course Hartley’s jelly is the way to go!
We’ve been really lucky to receive a Hartley’s lunchbox and jelly pots to try out! With Hartley’s Lunchbox Collector Scheme, these fab lunchboxes are available to anyone who collects 12 green special edition jelly pot lids; there’s never been a better reason to eat jelly!
Do you have any suggestions for a fast and healthy lunchbox?
Disclosure: This post is an entry for BritMums #HartleysYourLunchbox Linky Challenge, sponsored by Hartley’s Jelly. We received a free lunchbox, stickers and Jelly Pots in exchange for this post. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.