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School Lunchbox Ideas
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Get kids off to school in the morning smiling with our easy and healthy school lunch ideas… and keep everyone moving with classroom treats and tasty after-school snacks!


Wattie's Canned Chicken is deliciously cooked, premium chicken breast that’s ready when you are. And it’s good for you too, since it has no preservatives and chicken is high in protein. It makes a quick and easy, super-tasty addition to any meal or snack.  Wattie’s chicken is ideal for the lunchbox as a tasty sandwich or wrap filling and can be used in tasty favourites like sushi and pizza! 



With a range of great flavours Wattie's Creamed Rices are great lunchbox fillers and are an easy way to refuel active kids and keep them powered for the rest of the school day.



…a few tips to keep school lunches interesting and delicious


  • Choose fruits that are easy to eat and not messy. Be sure to peel fruits that need it, and cut them into finger-size pieces for younger children.
  • Write a rhyme or a riddle on the peel of a banana or orange or draw a cartoon picture to brighten up the day.
  • Vary the bread offerings from plain sliced bread to raisin bread, pita pockets, tortillas, or mini-bagels.
  • Rice cakes are a really healthy addition (and gluten free). Pack chicken, peanut butter or hummus in a separate container to be spooned on at lunchtime so the cakes don't get soggy.
  • Mini-muffins are the perfect size for kids' lunches. Use your favourite recipe, but smaller tins, and bake 12-15 minutes. 

Wattie’s Fruit Squirtz, Go Fruity or Fruit Wobblies are an excellent way to keep kids excited about fruits and offer great variety in the lunchbox.

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