Since our daughter has been in nursery full time for the past month, I have been astonished everytime I pick her up as to what the meals were and how well she did.
Going back to before this new chapter in our lives, she would only chew fruit then spit it out and wouldn’t give a banana the time of day. Its got to be down to other children’s influence.
When Flora’s Lunchbox ideas came along I welcomed the new ideas to improve our family’s eating habits.
I’m a strong believer that we eat with our eyes, if its not appealing we tend to switch off and choose something else – in my household its usually unhealthy snacks.
The pocket sized guide is packed full of ideas, some of which I want to try.
It’s simple to follow main, snack and two items from fruit and veg – remember a drink too.
It’s so easy to make the same quick, “I-know-they’ll-eat-it” lunches without much thought behind it. Since having the guide pinned to my fridge it’s easy to plan weekend (or school holiday) lunches and add them to our weekly food shopping list.
A recent study conducted by Flora shows that only 1.6% of packed lunchboxes in primary schools in England are meeting food based standards for school meals. And shockingly only 1 in 5 (17%) lunchboxes contains any vegetables or salad!
Our lunchtimes are now nutritious, healthy and lots more fun. Our daughter even said one Saturday that it was ‘delicious’. I didn’t even know she knew that word!
|She was so excited about her lunch that she wanted the carrot sticks and banana slices before I got to snap a photo|
Flora is on a mission through a landmark £12.5 million initiative ‘Powered by Plants’ to educate children and families on where their food comes from. 100% of the oils in Flora are from plants and are rich in omega 3 and 6, plus lower in saturated fat than butter.
This post is an entry for the #FloraLunchbox Linky Challenge, sponsored by Flora. Check out their lunch planner and recipe ideas here