Week two | Lunchbox menus for 9-12 year olds

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Moroccan chicken pocket
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Monday's menu

  • Spicy beans and vegetables
  • Mini pitta pockets (Pictured)
  • 2 low-fat cocktail sausages
  • Raspberries
  • Low-fat fromage frais
  • Fruit smoothie (made with semi-skimmed milk)

Average cost: £1.46

Nutrition information:
Energy 495 kcals
Fat 5.7g
Carbohydrate 83.9g
Sodium 733mg
Protein 32.4g
Saturates 2.1g
NME* sugars 4.9g
Salt 1.8g

Tuesday's menu

Average cost: £1.25

Nutrition information:
Energy 561 kcals
Fat 13.0g
Carbohydrates 88.2g
Sodium 856mg
Protein 28.3g
Saturates 3.1g
NME* sugars 12.4g
Salt 2.1g

Wednesday's menu

Average cost: £1.07

Nutrition information:
Energy 624 kcals
Fat 22.7g
Carbohydrate 88.4g
Sodium 988mg
Protein 22.8g
Saturates 9.3g
NME* sugars 4.0g
Salt 2.5g

Thursday's menu

Average cost: £1.74

Nutrition information:
Energy 544 kcals
Fat 6.5g
Carbohydrate 102.9g
Sodium 426mg
Protein 24.3g
Saturates 3.5g
NME* sugars 19.3g
Salt 1.1g

Friday's menu

Nutrition information:
Energy 661 kcals
Fat 10.8g
Carbohydrate 105.8g
Sodium 256mg
Protein 27.4g
Saturates 1.9g
NME* sugars 26.0g
Salt 0.6g
  • NME Sugars: non-milk extrinsic sugars

Non-milk extrinsic (NME) sugars are one of the different types of sugars. These include the sugar we buy in shops and the sugars that are added to some foods and drinks, especially cakes, biscuits, sweets, squashes and sugary fizzy drinks. NME sugars are also found in fruit juice. We should try not to have too much of NME sugars because they can cause tooth decay. These are different to intrinsic sugars, which are found naturally in foods such as whole fruit and vegetables, and milk - we don't need to avoid intrinsic sugars.

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I cant uderstand how these recipis are for foods that need serving warm, my child leaves for school at 8.30 and has lunch at 12.30, how could we eep curry etc warm? i am very dissapointd with these ideas on the whole, the article was aimed at helping us with their lunchs but i end up feeling frustrated and cross

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