Healthy Lunchbox Ideas For Busy Families

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With the last few weeks of school approaching and exams on the agenda, we can’t give up on the lunchboxes yet! So here’s some idea to help fuel those bodies for health, energy and performance.

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 slow releasing energy with good proteins and fats to keep them fuller longer and lots of powerful plants (fruit and veg) 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.

10 Nutritious, Slow Energy Releasing Lunchbox Filler Ideas:

  1. Raw vegetables chopped up with guacamole

  2. Homemade wholegrain nut and fruit bread

  3. Natural yogurt with low sugar granola and fresh fruit

  4. Sesame seed whole meal scones

  5. Last night’s stew/casserole

  6. A container of soup (but add some beans, meat, fish, lentils to boost it with protein and good fats to keep them fuller longer)

  7. Egg muffins

  8. Kale quesadillas

  9. Banana Chia Seed Oat Bars – A no sugar homemade health bar

  10. Natural Nut Butter Energy Balls

Alva O’Sullivan is a qualified nutritionist and fitness coach with a

clinic in Stillorgan Blackrock, Co Dublin. She also runs interactive nutrition and health workshops in corporates, schools and clubs. For more information contact Alva on