The kids are back to school now and with that comes the school lunch box. But as schools are getting stricter with what goes into it, parents are having to choose much healthier lunch box snacks. We have read the ingredient lists for all of the following supermarket lunch box snacks and have found 8 healthy ones for you.
Soreen 5 x Apple Lunchbox Loaves, 150g: £1.00
Some children find the original Soreen loaves a little chewy but we love these ones made with apple. They are juicy and moist and are also approved by schools.
Graze Snack Box Lemon Drizzle Flapjack, 53g: £1.20 These snacks contain lovely rolled oats which release energy slowly throughout the day. Also contains manganese and are a good source of fibre. Low in sugar too. Belvita Breakfast Biscuits Fruit and Fibre, 5x45g: £2.05 There are lots of choice in the Belvita range but we really like these because they contain five wholegrains and are a good source of calcium, iron and magnesium and fibre. Eat Real Sea Salt Hummus Chips, 45g: £0.89 Ordinary crisps can be loaded with fats and salt, these are a healthy version and contain 48% less fat than normal potato crisps. They are also gluten-free and lactose-free. Sunny Raisin Yogurt Multipack 5x25g: £2.00 Raisins on their own can get a bit boring after a while. While not swap them for these which are coated in yoghurt and come in packs for convenience? Marmite Yeast Extract Rice Cakes, 110g: £1.25 Rice cakes are a great option for healthy lunch box snacks but some are a little dry and tasteless. Not so with these Marmite ones. A valuable source of vitamin B and hardly any fat. Bear for Kids 100% Fruit Mango Yo Yos, 5x20g: £2.50
A lot of yoghurt snacks for kids are packed with artificial flavours and added sugar, these are not. Only fresh fruit is used, never from concentrate and there are no added nasties.
Jordans Frusli Blueberry Burst 6x30g: £1.99
Not all muesli bars are the same, with many on the market packed with sugar and fat. These are a healthy version that contain wholegrain oats for fibre and delicious fruit pureed pieces.
Yumbox Panino Lunchbox for Big Kids and Adults**