As a parent, you want the best for your children, and good nutrition ranks high on your list of priorities when it comes to their wellbeing. But packing healthy school lunches can be challenging when you are pressed for time.
If you’re a family of four or more, you are likely already a savvy shopper. You’re always on the lookout for good deals, and you regularly save money because you purchase groceries in bulk. When it comes to preparing healthy school lunches fast, planning healthy options that are quick to assemble ahead of time, could be the solution to your daily struggle.
Two-Minute Noodle Salad
Kids love noodles. These are a perfect choice for summer days because they are best enjoyed cold and can be flavoured with light mayonnaise, fresh herbs and spices and enriched with healthy veg like tomatoes, green peppers and spinach. Add a little chicken, and you have a protein-rich meal that supports their growth and keeps them energised throughout the school day.
Boiled Eggs & Cold Cuts
An all-time favourite of fussy eaters everywhere; you can cook eggs at the start of the week and store in the fridge until needed. Peel and pop into their lunch boxes in the morning with a few slices of their favourite lunchmeat, add a sprinkle of mini tomatoes and crunchy cucumber cubes, and you’re winning!
What kid has ever said no to pizza? You can easily prepare your own ahead of time and store in the freezer for use later in the month. Up the nutritional value by adding finely chopped spinach or broccoli, a high-quality source of protein, mushrooms, grated low-fat cheese and homemade tomato sauce. To manage their carb intake – simply roll out thinner bases.
We’re willing to bet that your kids love chicken wings. Chicken wings can be bought fresh and in bulk and frozen. They are great served hot or cold and can be made it in advance. Flavour to their taste and roast a batch on a Sunday and pop two or three into their lunch boxes. Add a mini yoghurt tub and a few slices of their favourite fruit and you’re out the door.
Ready-made dough is your friend. It can be bought in bulk and frozen for later use. Prepare a healthy stuffing of finely chopped veg, protein, spices and add low-fat cheese if you like. Line in the rolled-out dough, wash with egg and bake in the oven till golden brown. Slice the roll into smaller pieces, and you have a healthy and yummy lunch option to pack.
All of these options are quick and easy to prepare before the time, making it easy to grab-and-go on those crazy weekday mornings.
Pack a Snack
Once in a while, you'll want to treat the kids to a little surprise. Here are a few ideas of things they'll love, that you can save on when you buy in bulk.
- Nik Naks
- Peanuts and raisins
- Cheese triangles
Buy in bulk today with these deals with your Money Credit Card at any of your favourite Makro or Game stores and receive up to 3% back on your card.
Use your Money Credit Card to take advantage of these bulk-buy deals at your favourite Makro or Game store and receive up to 3% back on your card.