This week I didn’t plans our lunches at all, that wasn’t a wise idea. Next week’s lunches will be planned in full again.
The kidlets had: Carrots sticks with Mayo mustard dip, Fish fingers and Mash and Strawberries
Papa Steve had: Roast Chicken, with veggies and Biscuits and Rusks
Green Beans and Pumpkin, Cottage Pie with Rice and Naartjie
We didn’t have packed lunches this day. With Fifi in hospital, they just had the dinner I prepared the previous night.
Biscuits, Lamb curry with Rice and Chocomint Muffins
Today we just had hotdogs, I didn’t have time to pack lunches today *blush*
Why Is Lunch So Important to Children?
Lunch may have even more importance for school-aged children than it does for adults. Since most kids don’t get breakfast or dinner at school and may not have any snacks until they get home, lunch is the only meal they have to power them through the day. According to ChoiceUSA.net, school lunch makes up one third to one half of a child’s nutritional intake for an entire day and is essential for helping children succeed in school as well as grow and develop successfully and healthfully.
Eating any type of meal for lunch can help keep your metabolism active and your body healthy, but some foods pack more of a nutritional punch than others. Dr. Kurt Hong recommends combining complex carbohydrates with lean protein to form a concentrated, long-lasting source of energy. Examples include nonfat yogurt and granola, a lean turkey sandwich on whole grain bread, or low-fat cottage cheese with fruits and vegetables. Ideally, a healthy lunch should offer a balance among the five main food groups: grains, vegetables, fruits, lean proteins and dairy.
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