Healthy Lunchbox Ideas

I am a big believer that one of the best ways to prevent fussy eaters is to let them help make the choices, I find this a great idea for lunchtimes when you can say 'you choose one lunchbox filler, I chose a lunchbox filler'  and as we are in the last few weeks of summer it will soon be back to the morning mayhem of packing lunchboxes and I am attempting to get our little monsters to make healthier choices when it comes to choosing what they want to fill their packed lunch with.

We have been trying a few new lunchbox swap ideas at lunchtimes, and I thought I would share them with you, along with some of the monsters lunchbox favourites.

Healthy Swap #1

Swap crisps for breadsticks and dips. This is quickly becoming one of the monsters fave snacks! When this is on offer crisps don't even get a look in! We use the Sistema Dressing Pots (currently £1.59 on Amazon instead of the £4.50 RRP)

Healthy Swap #2

Swap sugar filled fruity yoghurts for natural yoghurt and fruit. We usually enjoy this as a breakfast but there is no reason why this couldn't be adapted for the lunchbox. YUM!

Healthy Swap #3 

Another youghurt swap, this time why not swap to a sugar free jelly? Hartley's Jellys are great for the lunchbox, the perfect size for a lunchtime treat! And right now if you collect 12 special edition green lids from across the No Added Sugar Jelly Pots range, you can claim a free Hartley’s lunchbox and stickers.

Consumers can claim their exclusive lunchbox by heading to the Hartley’s website Each one comes complete with a sticker sheet of Hartley’s much loved characters and a sticker alphabet for children to personalise their lunchbox.

Healthy Swap #4

Such a simple swap, just swap juices for water. It doesn't cost have to cost anything! We buy bottles of water (6 for £1 from Home Bargains) and peel away the label and decorate the bottle with stickers from our sticker box, this is also a great idea if your kids are always losing their water bottles at school! During Jenson's first term at school we went through at least 1 water bottle a week!!

So there are my tips, I would love to hear your lunch box ideas in the comments below. And why not ask your littley what their favourite lunchbox filler is and let me know what they say too! 

This post is an entry for BritMums #HartleysYourLunchbox Linky Challenge, sponsored by Hartley’s Jelly

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