With Halloween only a few weeks away, this bento box is sure to get your little one excited without being filled with sugar!
When it comes to making a packed lunchbox it is easy to get stuck in a rut. Not really knowing what to put in your little one's lunchbox that they will enjoy and that is healthy. My boys can be fussy and there are limitations on what the school will allow due to allergies within the school. Packing a healthy lunchbox isn't as easy as you would think and a Flora commissioned survey reveals that only 1.6% of primary school children's packed lunches in England are meeting nutritional standards for school food. I am as guilty as others of putting in too many "junk" items. Yes my children would eat them and enjoy them, but it wasn't healthy for them. Thanks to the healthy lunch planner from Flora I am now full of ideas, as it simply shows you what types of food to put in a packed lunchbox.
Mix things up by using bagels instead of bread. Or why not try some vegetable pasta for a change?
With the help of the Flora lunchbox builder, I decided to create a healthy Halloween themed bento box. You can watch my video on this below.
So if like me, you are a busy parent that wants to make a healthy and nutritional lunchbox for your children, here are my top 5 tips.
1. Try new things. Don't stick with unhealthy choices that you know your child will eat. If there is a variety of things for your little one to choose from they will like some of it. If they are hungry they are sure to try more of it. Visit the Flora site for some healthy lunchbox recipes.
2. If you are short of time in the mornings, make the lunchbox the night before. You are more likely to grab unhealthy choices if you are in a rush.
3. Make sure that you are making a nutritionally balanced lunchbox by using the Flora lunchbox builder,
4. Small pots or silicon cake cases are great for dividing up small portions of food and can be re-used.
5. Make it as easy as possible for them to eat the fruit. If there is an orange, peel it. If there are grapes cut them up (length-ways to avoid choking.)
Have you got any good ideas for healthy lunchboxes that you would like to share?
This post is an entry for the #FloraLunchbox Linky Challenge, sponsored by Flora. Check out their lunch planner and recipe ideas here