Why you should include a Sandwich in the Lunchbox

Back to School!! Which means back to early mornings, the early morning traffic, getting uniforms ready, making lunches, and the rest of the commotion. But ensuring your children have a nutritious lunch can be stressful and hard at times, however did you know how nutritious a normal sandwich containing cheese, ham and lettuce really is?

Yes, a nutritional lunch is key for growth and development of your children and a Cheese, Ham and Lettuce Sambo will pack a nutritious one!

A Healthy Lunchbox:

  • 2 Slices White Bread
  • 2 tsp low fat butter
  • 1 Slice of Cheese
  • 3 Slices of Ham
  • 25g Lettuce

-> Add 200ml of Milk and 2 Mandarins for a fully nutritious lunch.

The sandwich alone provides your child with protein (81%), fibre (14%), calcium (53%), iron (22%), folic acid (38%) among more nutrients. Percentages represent the nutrient intake of RDA of a six-year-old child.

The overall lunchbox provides your child with energy (437kcals), calcium (100%), vitamin C (100%), vitamin B1 (86%), vitamin B2 (87%), vitamin B12 (100%), vitamin A (41%), omega 3 (33%) and omega 6 (30%) of their Recommended Daily Intake of nutrients.

With the combination of all these nutrients, you will be sure to be fuelling the healthy growth, development and lifestyle of your child.

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Fruit of the Day 3: Totally BANANAS

Fruit of the Day 3: Totally BANANAS

Bananas have many health benefits as you can see from the image above.

Bananas are high in fibre (12.2%), potassium (12%), vitamin B (21.5%), vitamin C (17.1%) and manganese (16%).

Potassium maintains normal blood pressure and helps healthy bone growth and heart function. It also plays a huge intestinal role as one banana contains approx. 467 mg of potassium, it replenishes electrolytes when one suffers from conditions such as diarrhea.

The high vitamin C and B content provide eyesight protection and help prolong your vision.

Bananas also contain beneficial bacteria that produce vitamins and digestive enzymes which help our bodies ability to absorb nutrients including calcium, therefore improving bone health.

The antioxidants in bananas have many functions also and other benefits from the nutritional content in bananas are improved kidney health and decrease in chance of certain cancers.