Back to School Breakfast and Lunch Ideas
As summer draws to a close, there is for many the inevitable turning of thoughts to back to school. So many factors now play into a successful school year and while uniforms, books and bags are gathered in preparation, key to that success is a well-balanced nutritional diet.
Active from the moment they arrive at the school gate, through afterschool activities and evening homework, children’s days have never been so full. A breakfast and packed lunch of wholegrains, protein, slow release carbohydrates, fruit, veg and minimal sugar are a must to ensure energy and concentration levels stay at the levels that are needed for what is now a very full school day.
With that in mind, our Thursday Tasting for the next two weeks will look at both breakfasts and packed lunches ideas, offering healthy and satisfying options that will keep your students sustained throughout the day.
From local wholegrain Flahavans Jumbo Oat Flakes, Crinnaghtaun Apple Juices whose apples are handpicked, milled and pressed, the only addition being vitamin C to our own Ardkeen Quality Food Store Overnight Oats, Organic Granola, Seeds Bars and Nut Spreads… and that’s just for breakfast.
With lots of lovely food to taste and some new products to try, pop in for a taste and a chat and bring the little ones in too.
See you from 3
Flahavan’s Jumbo Organic Oats 1kg
Awarded 2 Stars at the Great Taste Awards 2016
These Organic Oats are delicious with just milk or water (or a mixture of both) and with your own toppings, you will be enjoying all the creamy wholesome taste you can expect from a Flahavan's breakfast. Oats are a source of wholegrain goodness that are high in fibre and naturally low in sugar, salt and saturated fat. Oats are also a source of protein and iron.
Flahavan’s Jumbo Oat Flakes 500g
Delicious with just milk or water (or a mixture of both) and with your own toppings, you will be enjoying all the creamy wholesome taste you can expect from a Flahavan's breakfast. Flahavan's Jumbo Oat Flakes are made when the oat kernel is steamed and then rolled flat to make Jumbo Oat Flakes. They are a larger oatflake and are ideally suited to being prepared as a delicious textured porridge or as a cereal ingredient in muesli. Jumbo Oat Flakes can also be added as an ingredient to many food recipes. Oats are a source of wholegrain goodness that are high in fibre and naturally low in sugar, salt and saturated fat. Oats are also a source of protein and iron.
Crinnaghtaun Cox Pure Apple Juice 750ml
Apples from the Blackwater Valley are farm-pressed and pasteurised by traditional methods to make this natural healthy drink high in Vitamin C. No preservaties, no colourings, no sweetners and no added water. Shake well and serve chilled.
Chia bia Chiabar Apricot, Pumpkin & Chocolate 40g
Organic Nutrient Bar with Chia Seeds
Fiona’s Nutterly Nutritious Activated Almond & Vanilla Butter 170g
Activated Almond & Vanilla which again is unrivalled in terms of the taste and texture. It's a raw product with the almonds being soaked and dehydrated as opposed to traditional roasting. I use organic vanilla pod to give it a lovely balanced sweetness.
Fiona’s Nutterly Nutritious Almond Butter 170g
A silky smooth blend of deep roasted almonds with a pinch of Irish sea salt to enhance the flavour. That's it!
Fiona’s Nutterly Nutritious hazelnut & Cocoa Butter 170g
Irish honey is used as a natural sweetener and it's the perfect snack to have on rice cakes, crackers or with banana pancakes.
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- No Palm oil