Trying to decide what to add to your child’s lunchbox can be a nightmare in the mornings. It’d be fabulous to think of something a little different from the bog standard ham and cucumber sandwich, but sometimes that’s the easy option. Having a catalogue of ideas for your perusal would be perfect, and with plenty of quirky lunchbox items available to buy, your child will be the envy of their classmates with their lunchbox delights.
You don’t even have to worry about finding everything in the family favourite ASDA supermarket. Choosing to order your groceries online eliminates any stress from the shopping experience, whilst the ability to choose a delivery slot gives you the peace of mind that all your goods will be delivered to you in plenty of time for Monday morning.
Try and avoid juice cartons full to the brim with sugar, but more importantly – keep an eye on the ‘sugar-free’ options, because these can be full of artificial additives that are often worse than sugar. Opt, instead, for a carton of milk or water, or perhaps a fresh fruit smoothie.
Any combination of raw salad ingredients would be a perfect, fresh idea for a healthy lunchbox. Cherry tomatoes are an ideal favourite, whilst carrot sticks, cucumber, bell peppers, celery or sugarsnap peas are also just right.
A lunchbox favourite, you could stick with the trusty pot, or opt instead for a pouch or a tube – both of which are easy to slot into a lunchbox without taking up space, but still ensure plenty of calcium for strong bones.
Last night’s leftovers
If you had a pizza night, or some simple to make pasta salad, the leftovers would be a perfect addition to your child’s lunchbox. Cut the pizza into easy to eat bites, or add a bowl of pasta salad to the package for a change.
Make a change from the trusty sandwich and choose some pitta bread or tortilla wrap. You can buy them online and they come in handy packets of 6 or more, so you will have enough for the week. Add some shredded chicken and a handful of crunchy salad for a fabulous alternative to the average sliced bread.
If your child loves fruit but doesn’t always eat a whole apple in one go, ASDA do some fabulous squeezy fruit pouches that are a perfect way to encourage the consumption of fruit. They are also available in jelly pouches too.
A favourite in the kitchen is now provided in lunchbox form, and often provides some great deals so that you get value for money. Soreen Original Malt Loaf is available in heat sealed individual packages, a perfect treat for lunch at school.
A great provider of calcium for those growing bones, cheese comes in various forms nowadays. From cheese strings to triangles, to homemade cheesy bites – the list is endless.
Check out some of the great ideas that available for you at your local ASDA supermarket and order all the relevant ingredients online for ultimate convenience.