We take a look inside Jessica's lunchbox.
What's in Jessica's lunchbox?
Jessica's lunchbox includes a cheddar cheese sandwich on wholemeal bread, one hard-boiled egg, cucumber sticks, tomatoes, strawberries, cashew nuts, a pack of Fruit Bears and water.
What does the expert suggest?
Nutritionist Resource member, Natasha Alonzi, takes a deeper look into Jessica's lunchbox.
"There are some great foods in this lunchbox!
Depending on the eggs, this is a good source of protein and possible omega 3. The fruit and vegetables are good sources of nutrients and great way to keep children hydrated."
What swaps could be made?
- Add grated carrots for extra veg and colour, spread some flaxseed or olive oil on bread for added essential fatty acid content.
- Are the fruit bears needed? Perhaps swap for nuts and strawberries to top it up or add houmous to dip cucumber and tomatoes into. Savoury food can be a treat as well!
- If nuts are allowed, these are a good source of vitamins, minerals, protein and fats – if not, try a seed mix or an oatcake with tahini.