A week and a half into term and we are fitting into the routine of being back at school again now. We haven’t done too badly so far in terms of being organised, just one day of a forgotten water bottle. As far as lunch is concerned, this term we are continuing with 3 days a week lunchbox meals. H enjoys both school dinners and packed lunches and he finds that doing both through the week works best for him.
Now as for me I’m less keen on packed lunches as they are obviously more work. Thankfully, though we have settled into a routine for them now. He has sandwiches, basically it has to be tuna, egg mayo or cheese. There’s a bit more flexibility on the rest though and I like to ring the changes a bit when I can. There’s usually some sort of fruit or veg in there: tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, grapes, etc. It usually depends what we have in.
I also like to provide some sort of puddings that doesn’t include too much sugar.Hartley’s have come up with a great idea to add a bit of fun and variety to the lunchbox: a wibbly, wobbly jelly in a handy little pot, perfectly sized for lunch boxes! The jelly pots come in six flavours: tropical, raspberry, blackcurrant, orange, strawberry and apple. They have no added sugar in them, all of the sugar is naturally occurring and there’s more good news: no artificial colours or flavours have been added. They are also perfect for vegetarians too.
Hartley’s have paired up with child psychologist Dr Sam Wass, he’s the one on Channel 4’s Secret Life of a Four Year old. He revealed that conversations children have on their lunch breaks are actually preparing them for their real world. And those conversations can be quite funny too. Check out this video of what kids can discuss over lunch time…
It made me wonder what H is currently talking about at lunchtime at school. So I asked him. Apparently, there is a lot of about what everyone has in their lunch boxes and there is also talk about colossal squids and the like, so quite varied really.
All you have to do is collect 12 lids from your jelly pots (you can find the ‘Collect Me’ lids on No Added Sugar 115g and Standard 125g jelly pots). Once you’ve collected your 12 lids, visit www.hartleysfruit.co.uk and pop your details in as requested. Full details are on Hartley’s site.