January 30, 2017

School is back for the year and for those of us with kids it means a return to the sometimes grueling task of packing lunches each day, as well as the pressure of trying to keep the food interesting, liked by the kids as well as healthy. Here are 4 simple tips to help guide your lunch box packing:

  1. Use wholegrain bread, wraps or crackers - wholegrains are less processed and contain more fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants than highly processed grains eg white bread.Pack a dairy product eg cheese slices, cheese sticks, yoghurt or milk to drink (make sure there's an ice brick to keep it cold though).

  2. Include a vegetable snack somehow - either load up the sandwich or wrap with as many vegies as your child will eat (think lettuce, baby spinach, tomato, cucumber, carrot, capsicum etc) or include vegie sticks with your child's fave dip (hummus or beetroot dip are popular at our house). Some kids will also eat leftover roast vegies - think pumpkin, capsicum, sweet...

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Our dietitian can help you with nutrition advice for weight management, diabetes and insulin resistance, kidney problems, IBS (including a Low FODMAPs Diet), cancer, eating disorders, general nutritional advice, meal and menu planning, kids nutrition and more.

Based in Balgownie, servicing the greater Wollongong area.