Making an interesting and nutritious packed lunch every day can be difficult! A healthy packed lunch should contain a balance of foods. Try to include something from each of the four main food groups:
Bread, rice, potatoes, pasta
Fruit and vegetables
Meat, fish, eggs, beans
Milk and dairy foods
Remember to include a drink too!
Healthy Lunch Idea 1
Egg mayonnaise filled pitta bread
Small box of raisins
Carton of pure, unsweetened orange juice
The nursery can serve hot food which has been prepared at home, provided it is sent to the nursery in a flask which can keep it at a temperature of 63 degrees. If the temperature falls below this temperature the nursery is unable to serve this food.
Hot and Healthy Lunch Recipe 1
Macaroni Cheese Pasta
Boil pasta as directed, and drain. Set aside.
Put into a microwaveable bowl – 1oz plain flour, 1oz butter and half a pint of milk
Microwave on full power for a minute at a time, using a whisk to stir the mixture between each minute. This can take about 8 minutes. The sauce should thicken and should be smooth.
Add grated cheese, and pepper to taste and pour sauce over pasta. Sprinkle with more grated cheese. Serve with crusty bread.
Instead of a sandwich
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