Lunchbox Ideas For Kids With Food Allergies
Today I’m going to share with you how I pack a healthy lunchbox every day for my two children with food allergies and intolerances. I usually make their lunches every morning and I can do both lunchboxes in under 10 minutes (on a good day!). We’ve been talking about school lunches on my Instagram feed this week and a whopping 83% of you who have kids with allergies send your children to school with a packed lunch. This is much higher than the national average of 60%.
The list below is my mental checklist for a good lunchbox. As a mum, I aim to tick all 6 of these boxes every day. By hitting each of these I hope I’m providing my kids with a balanced meal. I also include what I consider to be a ‘treat’ a few times a week – something that may not always have great nutritional value but my children will enjoy it. Although health and nutrition is my top priority, I also want my kids to enjoy their lunch. Equally important is the social aspect. They’ll see their friends eating those types of foods and kids just want to fit in. This is especially significant for food allergy kids as they so often they have to be different to everyone else.