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A balanced lunch is so important for little ones, helping to keep growing bodies in check and energised, and little minds focused. Easier said than done we know, but here are 3 can-do everyday kids' lunch tips from our Nutritionist Melissa Fine.

1️. Eat the rainbow

Aim for 4-5 different colours from fruit and veg. Think carrot sticks, cucumber crudites, cherry tomatoes, pitted olives, blueberries, grapes...whatever they like!

2️. Don't forget the protein:

Protein helps to keep blood sugar and energy levels steady.

Try:

  • Leftover grilled chicken with avocado on a sandwich/rice cakes/with rice
  • Hummus (as a spread or dip)
  • Baby Bel cheese
  • Dry-roasted chickpeas
  • Unsweetened yoghurt sweetened to taste with honey and cinnamon

3. Swap confectionary with a yummy wholefood alternative

Some great options are Medjool dates, a Tinkernicks Almond & Coconut Bar - a way healthier alternative to a fruit strap/rollup, or a Food For Health's Dark Chocolate Mini Bite - dark choc dusted chickpeas, but the kids will just think these are choccie balls.