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Helping Your Child Grow Food for Packed Lunches

Children love gardening, so there’s no better way to harness this love than to help them to grow food for their packed lunches. They are far more likely to eat what’s in their lunchbox if they’ve had a hand in nurturing it, so growing fruit and vegetables together will be a real winner.

Do I need a garden?

You don’t need acres of space to grow food for a healthy packed lunch. Even if you only have a windowsill, you can still grow your own food. Sprouting seeds, such as mung beans, can be ‘grown’ in a glass jar. Or add a fun touch by growing traditional mustard and cress in decorated egg shells or little containers. You can grow delicious items in pots or Grow-bags on a small balcony, but if you are lucky enough to have a garden or allotment, you have an even greater choice.


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‘Pick Up and Go’ Ideas for Tasty Packed Lunches

Mornings are always a frantic time so it really helps to have lunchbox items than you can simply ‘pick up and go’. Taking a little time to make items ahead of time, especially those you can freeze or store in the fridge for a few days, can make all the difference to enjoying a healthy packed lunch without spending hours each morning preparing.


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How to Make Irresistible Packed Lunches for Children

There’s nothing more frustrating than opening your child’s packed lunch box at the end of the day, only to discover that most of their packed lunch is still inside it! How can you create healthy lunches that your child will love and avoid having a box full of left-overs?

Don’t overestimate what your child can eat

Research has shown that a child’s stomach is roughly the size of their fist. Take a moment to think about their fist and you’ll see it takes up less space than you think. So make sure the lunch you prepare doesn’t look too overwhelming for a small child. Lots of smaller items look more attractive than a couple of large sandwiches and a huge apple.


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How to Plan Your Delicious Packed Lunches

The key to enjoying superb packed lunches lies in planning ahead. No-one has time to be scrabbling round at the crack of dawn making a packed lunch from scratch; that’s when you’re most likely to admit defeat and opt for another shop-bought lunch that will drain your pocket and probably isn’t that healthy. These five top tips will make all the difference to your lunchtime experience.


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How to Transform Your Packed Lunches

New Year, new you? Are you one of the many people who has decided that 2015 is the year you will get fit and eat healthily? And would you like to save money as well? Then you may want to start by thinking about your packed lunches.

Spend less

If you’re one of those who grabs a meal deal every day because it’s quick and ‘good value’, you could be throwing your money down the drain. Shelling out £3 daily adds up to a whopping £750 each year, totalling £33,000 over a lifetime of work! Just imagine what you could do with an extra £750 each year!