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Back to school, back to the lunch box

Ellie S

October 7, 2020

Back to school season is in full swing and that means lunch box shopping is looming!September, already!? Summer seems to have flown by in a flash and it's time to get to the kids back to school. Why not start the school year with some healthy changes.New shoes, new shirt, new pencils… there’s a lot going on at this time! We understand that healthy lunch box swaps probably haven’t been at the top of your priority list. Luckily, we are here to help!Here at Achieve, we strongly believe that a whole family approach to health is often the most effective. So, for this blog we have taken inspiration from the Change 4 Life campaign. The campaign is focused on finding fun ways to help your kids stay healthy! Below, we have listed a few of the lunch box ideas taken from their website.

To see the full recipes just click on any of the images below!Happy lunching!

Hummus and Salad Wrap

  • 2tbsp reduced fat hummus
  • 1 large wholemeal wrap
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • Small wedge of lettuce

Cheesy Coleslaw with Wholemeal Pitta

  • 1 tspn reduced calorie mayonnaise
  • 1 tspn low fat Greek style yoghurt
  • 1 thin slice of white cabbage
  • 1 small carrot
  • 2 spring onions
  • 20g reduce fat cheddar cheese
  • Parsley (optional)
  • 1 large whole meal pitta bread

Creamy Hummus with pitta bread and vegetable sticks

  • 2 heaped tbsp tinned chickpeas
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp low-fat Greek style yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 large wholemeal pitta bread
  • 1 small carrot (or veg of your choice!)

Change 4 Life have suggested having small pots of berries (frozen is cheaper), veggies or a low calorie jelly as lower sugar snack options. Similarly, try encouraging your kids away from juices and fizzy drinks and switching to water or zero calorie squash. These will be great ways to reduce their sugar consumption over the day.Hopefully this has given you some food for thought (pun intended)!For plenty more info and recipe ideas head over to Change for Life today by following this link: you're looking to start out on your weight loss journey, why not head over to our get started page to check your eligibility!

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