Packed lunch ideas with Power NI Perks!

Thursday, September 03, 2020

This September, we’ve teamed up with Ydele from Our Life At The Whitehouse to bring you tasty lunch box ideas each week to keep your little ones happy while saving £££ with Perks.

 

Tummy Fillers and Healthy Snacks

Yes, it’s that time of year again when the children are ‘back to school’ and we as parents have to step up to the packed lunch production line. Ham sandwiches, cheese, tuna, they all have their favourites as to what they like beat and it’s up to us to produce a balanced lunch with healthy foods which fill up their little tummies and give them the necessary energy for the day.

Having recently signed up to Power NI, we are now able to benefit, not only on savings with our electricity, but also by having access to offers at lots of high street brands with Power NI Perks. Power NI Perks* is the exclusive rewards scheme offering customers daily discounts on 100’s of big brands where they can save both in-store and online including all major supermarkets such as 4% off at Tesco and 3% off at ASDA. Simply register or sign in for lots of easy ways to save on your shopping through the use of Top Up Cards, E-Vouchers, and cash-back deals.

Each month putting together a packed lunch with balanced foods, containing healthy snacks and items which will fill their tummies for longer, giving them the energy they need to work and play does not need to cost a fortune. There are ways and means as to how we can save on our shopping.

Sandwich ideas to keep tummies feeling fuller for longer are using a variety of breads such as bread slices, muffins, wheaten bread, tortilla wraps and so on. For filler options these may include ham, chicken, turkey, tuna, salmon, cheese, egg and onion, salad, bacon with many more variations available.

Fruit and vegetable portion ideas are very simple and basic, yet are among their favourites –apples, strawberries, banana, oranges, blueberries, raspberries, grapes, pears, nectarines, watermelon, carrots and cucumber.

Snack ideas include crackers, biscuits, bread sticks, scotch eggs, dairylea triangles, string cheese, yoghurts/frubes, fruit jelly, ambrosia custard and rice, pancakes, brioche rolls and raisins. There are lots of possibilities for snacks and making sure to have a good balance is key, being careful that they are not having too much of the sweet sugary kind.

I hope you have enjoyed reading and getting some ideas for your back to school lunches. There comes a time when we all can benefit from a little inspiration from each other. This is the first in the series, please make sure to check in again next week for more packed lunch recipe ideas and hear more of the great savings we can benefit from as customers with Power NI and the perks that are available to us.

Ydele White - @ourlifeatthewhitehouse

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