Ensure that busy office and school day challenges are met with the energy and enthusiasm aided and sustained by a nutritious lunch. It’s easy, in the limited time available in between work commitments and school activities, to be tempted to grab a wrapped snack or instant meal that is high in sugar, sodium and additives, and low in anything beneficial.
Healthy school lunches is the perfect opportunity to establish life-long positive eating habits in children. As much as 19 percent of South African boys, and 26 percent of South African girls are either overweight or obese. Weigh-Less acknowledges that healthy eating practices that develop in one’s younger years create life-long healthy habits and a decreased chance of suffering from obesity, and the dangerous heath consequences that may ensue.
By making a few easy adjustments to an average lunch, you can be assured that both you and your child are enjoying a meal that will help get you productively through the day and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- Swop out white bread for high-fibre seeded or rye loaves
- Spread slices with low-fat cottage cheese instead of cream cheese
- Flavour low-fat plain yoghurt with a bit of honey and chopped fruit instead of artificially flavoured yoghurt
- Pack fresh home-made popcorn instead of chips
- Slices of cucumber, carrot and whole cocktail tomatoes make for great snacks
- Grab a low-fat health muffin instead of pastry or cake
- Fresh fruit and biltong are great substitutes for unhealthy snacks
If you or your child has a penchant for sweet things, Weigh-Less has created the Break-Out range of treats with that in mind. Come into your nearest Weigh-Less Group and discover how you canincorporate the Weigh-Less Break-Outs as occasional, special treats in your child’s lunch-box, instead of allowing them to indulge in snacks from the tuck shop:
Each product below is equal to one Break-Out
- Beacon Slim Slab (Original, Cranberry, Honey and Rooibos and Coconut) – 1 bar (20g)
- Weigh-Less Barbeque Beef Snacks – 1 packet (20g)
- Weigh-Less Butterscotch Sweets – 1 packet (20g)
- Weigh-Less Chocolate Coated Rice Cakes – 2 rice cakes
- Weigh-Less Cheddar Snacks – 1 packet (20g)
- Weigh-Less Fat Free Nougat – 2 portions (30g)
- Weigh-Less Instant Mousse (chocolate/ choc mint) – 110ml prepared
- Weigh-Less Jelly Bears – 1 packet (20g)
- Weigh-Less Spicy Tomato Snacks – 1 packet (20g)
- Weigh-Less Yoghurt Coated Rice Cakes – 2 rice cakes