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Tips for Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits These School Holidays

School holidays are a fantastic time for children to relax, explore, and enjoy time with family and friends. It's also an ideal opportunity to encourage healthy eating habits that can last a lifetime. At Lilly's Little Lunchbox, we're here to help you make healthy eating fun and easy, even during the holiday break.

1. Create Fun and Nutritious Grazing Plates: Grazing plates are a great way to provide kids with a variety of healthy snacks that they can pick and choose from. And the best part... you can put them together with produce and items you most likely already have in your fridge. Here's how to make them exciting and nutritious:

  • Fruit: Offer a colourful selection of fruits like apple slices, berries, grapes, and melon chunks.

  • Veggie Sticks: Include crunchy options like carrot sticks, cucumber slices, capsicum, and cherry tomatoes.

  • Popcorn: A light and satisfying snack, plain popcorn is a healthier alternative to chips.

  • Dips: Serve with hummus, yogurt-based dips, or guacamole for added flavour and nutrition.

  • Cheese and Crackers: Add some whole grain crackers and small cheese cubes for dairy & protein.

2. Get Kids Involved in Meal Preparation: Involve your children in the kitchen by letting them help with meal prep. This not only teaches them valuable cooking skills but also makes them more likely to try and enjoy the foods they've helped prepare.

3. Embrace Moderation: It's perfectly okay to enjoy treats in moderation. Nothing beats having an ice cream after a fun day at the beach. Teaching kids that it's fine to enjoy treats occasionally helps promote a balanced approach to eating.

4. Plan Ahead for Outings: Whether you're heading out for a day trip or staying at a hotel, planning ahead with healthy snacks can keep everyone satisfied and energized. Lilly's Little Lunchbox offers the perfect grazing boxes that are convenient to take along on your adventures. These boxes are packed with a variety of nutritious snacks, ensuring your family has healthy options on hand wherever you go.

5. Make Dinner Easy and Nutritious: After a busy day of activities, cooking dinner might be the last thing on your mind. Lilly's Little Lunchbox has you covered with delicious and healthy dinner options available for only $8. These meals are designed to be nutritious and satisfying, giving you one less thing to worry about.

Encouraging healthy eating habits during the school holidays doesn't have to be a chore. By offering fun and nutritious options like grazing plates, involving kids in the kitchen, embracing moderation, planning ahead, and taking advantage of convenient meal solutions from Lilly's Little Lunchbox, you can ensure your children and your family enjoy a balanced diet even during the holidays.

Explore our range of grazing boxes and dinner options at Lilly's Little Lunchbox, perfect for home, day trips, or even your hotel stay. Make these school holidays healthy and hassle-free with our convenient and delicious offerings.

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