It's been a while since my first menu plan post, as it's taken longer to put together another menu than I'd hoped, but today I have my second menu plan for a week of healthy balanced lunches ready for you. When creating these plans, I’ve taken my cue from the NHS recommended ’Eatwell Plate‘ as to what constitutes a healthy balanced meal, including at least one item from the following food groups; starchy food, non-dairy protein, dairy, vegetables and fruit in each lunch. You can read more about how I go about planning lunches here.
Please note that I am not a nutritionist or dietician; the design and planning of these lunches is based purely on my personal knowledge and research, and my own experience in packing lunches for my family.
The format of these lunch plan posts are as follows; a list of the foods in each lunch, a photo of each lunch and at the end of the post a free menu plan that you can download and print off for yourself. Feel free to alter the lunches if you do make any of them; substituting items to suit your own and your family’s personal tastes. Each lunch is suitable for a child or an adult - just adjust the portion sizes accordingly. You can also download a free blank menu plan here if you would like to design and make your own lunch menus, and you may find this list of food ideas helpful too.
- English muffin pizza with ham & red pepper
- Cucumber slices
- Raw red pepper sticks
- Kiwi fruit
- Tuna & cucumber sandwiches
- Carrot sticks
- Cheddar cheese cubes
- Tortilla wrap filled with roast chicken, lettuce & tomato
- Dried Apricots
- Jacket potatoes topped with cheese (served cold)
- Whole mini pepper
- Rolled ham
- Tortilla wrap spirals with houmous, feta cheese & roasted peppers
- Carrot sticks
I hope that you enjoy this lunch menu, do comment if there is anything you’d like to see in future menus or posts!