The Brompton Quarter – Children’s Healthy Meal Ideas My Baba 13 July, 2012 Food, Health & Fitness, Living Breakfast Porridge with a sliced banana Bowl of granola with yoghurt on top Cereal bar and an apple on the way. Fruit smoothies are a great way to get in the 5 a day. Blend some strawberries and raspberries with some natural yoghurt. Pour and server. Easy! 2x hard boiled eggs with brown toast soldiers. Packed lunch Sandwiches. Buy seed- or oat-topped wholemeal rolls, wholemeal breads with poppyseeds or nuts in, or wholemeal pittas. For variety. Try to go for wholemeal bread (brown). You definitely need some protein in those sandwiches. Ham is the most popular choice, but try not to serve meat every day of the week. Choose lean, unprocessed meats whenever you can. Sliced chicken with cucumber and tomatoes is a good choice. Egg mayonnaise with salad is good. Cheese is another popular source of protein in lunch boxes. Go for cottage cheese is excellent or mozzarella. Try to avoid highly processed cheese such as cheese strings. Rice salads, made with brown rice, or pasta salads, made with wholegrain pasta, are good sources of starch. Add plenty of chopped vegetables for fibre. A slice of pizza or quiche is another possibility. Go for wholegrain pizza bases and pastry whenever you can. Oatcakes are great little fibre-filled additions to healthy lunch boxes, as are rice cakes, especially the wholegrain ones, and corn cakes. Avoid those that are flavoured, they’re usually coated with salty flavourings. Add a piece of fresh fruit. Snacks Homemade soup and a wholemeal roll or toasted pitta bread Some dried fruit, nuts and seeds, Natural yoghurt pot Fresh fruit or a smoothie with yoghurt Healthy food bar such as 9 bar, food doctor, nakd, bounce ball. Dinner Fresh chicken or fish or beans with brown rice, jacket potato or wholemeal pasta. Always add fresh and frozen veg or a side salad. Dessert should be yoghurt or fruit. Omelette and vegetables with sweet potato chips or baked sweet potato. Fish is a great source of protein. You can mix tuna with sweet corn or peppers. Canned salmon too. Pulses are good veggie options for protein. Use chick peas to make hummus, or mix up a red kidney bean salad. Tofu has plenty of protein, but unless you’re used to a vegetarian diet you may not fancy it. You can dice in soup. For more info, please contact The Brompton Health Quarter.