September is synonymous with back to school for the little ones. After a couple of months of rest, games and vacations, it is likely that many children will find it difficult to return to their routine, especially regarding their eating habits. But promoting healthy eating can be easier than it seems with healthy lunchbox breakfasts, one of the latest trends for moms and dads on social media.
Brightly colored lunch boxes with food cut into fun shapes can be a great way to encourage healthy eating during their return to school. This is how the influencer Míriam Prat shows it, who published a video on her Instagram profile (@mirpratur) showing five creative ideas for healthy breakfasts for going back to school. Among them you can see how she cuts a bread spread with cream cheese in the shape of a star to give it a more original look.
However, not all the opinions are positive and some of the users criticized these menu ideas, claiming that they are not really healthy for the little ones. "Just point out that sliced bread is a SNACK. Better to replace it with traditional bread. It is extremely important to make a cardioprotective breakfast," says one comment. The influencer also received negative responses for having used grapes and nuts in one of the ideas she presents: "Be very careful with nuts and whole grapes. Choking is there. There are statistics. And deaths. Be careful with presentations and recommendations "explains another user. In addition, it has also been criticized for having presented a cut apple in the lunch box: "The fruit oxidizes peeled and turns black," states a comment.
Although the content of some lunch boxes has been a matter of discussion, it can be seen that they always have a serving of fruit, carbohydrates and some source of protein, basic components of a balanced meal according to some experts. Another example of healthy lunch boxes for children is the one presented by influencer Paula Villaescusa Vicente (@blwconjuan), who publishes menu ideas to take to school. In one of them you can see this composition: strawberries, hummus, soft cheese and corn pancakes.
These menu ideas can be a good option to offer children now that they are back in school, especially since with these original presentations you can try to ensure that they consume the right portions and foods for their age. It is also important to always keep in mind the different individual nutritional needs of each child, such as possible allergies, in order to design the most suitable menu for the little ones.