We don’t hear too much about the importance of lunch, there’s a lot of focus on a healthy breakfast and of course dinner, but lunch even for adults is often a ‘grab a sandwich’ situation which isn’t healthy for anyone to do every day. More consideration should be given to what you eat for lunch and what your child eats too.
First of all, it’s important to teach your child early on that having a healthy lunch like these veggie loaded french toast skewers with fruit, is important as it’s a good habit to get into for later on in life.
Secondly, while it’s important to get into the habit as babies, it is especially when your children get to school age, as a healthy lunch will make sure they are focused and energised. As they are still growing and developing, children have higher energy and nutrient needs for their body size than adults.
Thirdly, developing healthy food habits as early as possible is vital for good health in later life, for knowing the importance of a healthy lunch, (even if it does include hidden veggies for now as opposed to kids knowing about it, as by the time they do your kids will be big veggie fans anyway) and helping to combat the childhood obesity which is a major issue.
As parents, you already have a lot on your plate (no pun intended), so thinking about healthy lunches to give your children can easily slip to the bottom of the list and with picky eaters to think about it can be hard to get it right. However, with some easy healthy lunchbox suggestions, you don’t have to worry, and you can make the whole process of going back to school much easier and lunchtimes more exciting. They are all geared towards healthy lunchboxes and making life easy for parents. This recipe for veggie loaded french toast skewers with fruit makes eight skewers and includes milk, spinach, red pepper and some gorgeous fruit making it a delicious lunch for anyone and a real treat for going back to school. As well as this, it’s easy to make, and will only take a few minutes.
A lunch such as this one will not only get your kids excited about food and looking forward to lunchtime, but it will also give them plenty of energy to reach their full potential in the afternoon. If you’re looking for fun lunch ideas, here are a few more: