HOW TO PREPARE A LUNCH BOX FULL ENERGY AND NUTRITION?
Preparing a nutritious lunch is a challenge, between work, housework, supervision of assignments, practices of children, seems almost impossible to achieve. However, choosing nutritious foods is easier than we think, knowing the nutrients, vitamins and minerals that food provides and identifying those that do not contribute anything to the diet help us to achieve it.
A balanced diet is necessary for the growth and full development of children, so it is important to consider that the snacks included in the lunch boxes should provide essential nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin A, B complex vitamins, proteins, minerals and calcium. In addition, they must provide enough energy to carry out the physical and mental activities that involve the day-to-day of the school year.
It is important to keep in mind that snacks are a food supplement and do not substitute for the three main meals. The contents of the lunch boxes should vary according to the age, tastes, health conditions and physical activity of your children. In addition, they should be light, nutritious, balanced and fun.
FOR A LUNCH BOX FULL OF ENERGY
Washing of the hands before preparing food and during consumption, this should be a practice that we should teach our children. Food storage containers should preferably be plastic and washed with soap and warm water to ensure that no food residue remains to prevent them from becoming a focus of fungi and bacteria.
Use an insulated lunchbox, this will help maintain the temperature and prevent food from being damaged. Freeze water bottles or milk containers, these can also help maintain a proper temperature and snack time will be ready to take.
WHAT SHOULD NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE LUNCH BOX
Avoid processed or powdered juices, soft drinks, sponge cakes, sweets or donuts because of their excess sugar, snacks or salads, because of their high sodium content, dyes and fats.
PURE ENERGY AND NUTRITION
Make a routine to start the night before packing some things for lunch. Its important to know the tastes and type of activities or sports practiced by your children. Slice the fruits or vegetables, cheese, or select nuts and pack them in bags, prepare the sandwiches, cool or freeze the bottle of water, the milk carton.