With Alice starting school in September there is a lot of talk about it in our house and of course we have been buying everything ready for her to start. I can’t believe how much they need!
Alice will have a school meal most of the time, but there will be occasions when she needs a packed lunch and we brought her a lunchbox all ready.
So, when we were set the lunchbox challenge by Hartley’s Jelly I thought actually it is Holly that will be needing the packed lunch soon, as she will be starting preschool and taking one with her.
For me there are a few things that are important when I think about making the perfect packed lunch…
1 – A drink that will fit inside the box and won’t leak all over the food.
2 – The variety. We all know that children like to graze and I find that putting small quantities of several items means they don’t get bored before they have finished and move onto the next thing to eat.
3 – Make it fun and appealing. Draw a smiley face on the banana or cut the sandwiches into shapes using cutters.
4 – Try and offer something different each day. Wraps, Pitta Bread and Thins are great alternatives to sandwiches.
5 – Add a little treat like a yoghurt or my girls love the Annabel Karmel Disney Fruity Bars. They call them cake and I am happy to go with that while I can get away with it (naughty mummy)!!
And of course don’t forget that Hartley’s Jelly pots are the perfect size to fit in a lunch box. Just don’t forget the spoon!
Hartley’s Jelly are giving you the chance to get your hands on this brilliant lunchbox and sticker set.
All you have to do is look out for their jelly pots with a special edition green lid, like the one pictured below.
Collect 12 of these ‘Collect Me’ lids and then pop over to Hartley’s website to claim your lunchbox and sticker set.
When our lunchbox arrived Holly had chicken pox and it really cheered her up. Plus she was super excited that she could put stickers on it, with a little help from mummy…
Enjoy eating lots of jelly to collect your twelve lids…
Disclosure: This post is an entry for BritMums #HartleysYourLunchbox Linky Challenge, sponsored by Hartley’s Jelly. All views, opinions and tips are my own.