12 Simple, Healthy Lunchbox Ideas


I speak to many parents at school parents nights who struggle with ideas for tasty, healthy lunches that their children will have time to eat in school and will keep them fuller longer. The school day can be long and demanding and it is important that children have the right fuel to keep them going. So what is the correct fuel?...healthy carbohydrates for energy, good proteins and fats to keep them fuller longer and lots of great micronutrients for health and wellbeing. Now let me show you how that translates into some healthy lunchbox fillers. I have created a link to the recipes too. My 12 Nutritious Slow Energy Releasing Lunchbox Filler Ideas:

  1. Natural Nut Butter Energy Balls
  2. Toasted spiced nuts
  3. Hummus and raw vegetables on a wholegrain crackers
  4. Raw vegetables chopped up with guacamole
  5. Homemade wholegrain nut and fruit bread
  6. Natural yogurt with low sugar granola and fresh fruit
  7. Salad with meat/fish/beans and wholegrain pasta
  8. Last night’s stew/casserole
  9. A container of soup (but add some beans, meat, fish, lentils to boost it with protein and good fats to keep then fuller longer)
  10. Egg muffins
  11. Oatcakes with natural nut butter (almond, peanut, cashew, hazelnut)
  12. Banana Chia Seed Oat Bars - A no sugar homemade health bar


Alva O'Sullivan is a qualified nutritionist and fitness coach with clinics in Stillorgan and Blackrock, Co Dublin. She also runs interactive nutrition and health workshops in corporates, schools and clubs. For more information contact Alva on info@alvaosullivan.com