Britmums have challenged bloggers to take part in the #FloraLunchbox Challenge. I received a free £5 Tesco voucher to purchase Flora along with a Flora lunch box. However I was surprised when a second voucher and lunch box arrived, although the second voucher didn’t work. But at least this means the boys have a lunch box each.
So I chose to purchase Flora Buttery, which is a blend with buttermilk for a rich buttery taste. However Flora Buttery is 70% lower in saturated fat than butter.
The boys usually have school lunches, but I do need to send a packed lunch whenever they go on school trips. I always discuss with them what to include, before I start making the packed lunch. At least that way, I can make them something healthy and have a good chance of them eating it. And I am considering swapping them from school lunches to packed lunch, as although I attempt to discuss the varied menu choices with them in advance, son2 usually opts for pasta,and baked beans on 4 out of 5 days. Son1 isn’t much better.
I find on these occasions they want their meal to be sandwich-based, but I do try to vary the bread type. This time, I have made a cheese and tuna baguette for son1, of course spread with Flora, accompanied by tomatoes and cucumber, followed by a clementine and yoghurt. This all fitted nicely in the Flora lunch box and the band held it secure, as the yoghurt pot was just slightly high.
The #FloraLunchbox Challenge, sponsored by Flora, is all about packing delicious and healthy lunchboxes. Flora has created a meal planner to help you put together tasty and nutritious lunchbox combinations, and they want to hear about your lunchbox ideas and challenges! A Flora-commissioned University of Leeds study recently revealed that only 1.6% of children in England receive a packed lunch that meets the nutritional standards set for school meals, with just 17% of lunches containing any kind of vegetables or salad. Flora wants to change that!
Staggeringly low figures indeed! But some great recipes on the meal planner. I love the sound of the vegetable frittata best.
I’d love to hear what you put in a lunchbox.
Disclosure. This post is an entry for the #FloraLunchbox Linky Challenge, sponsored by Flora. Check out their lunch planner and recipe ideas here. This post is a review of products I received for free. All opinions are my own.