September Snack Attack – Stuffed Pittas6 Sep

September Snack Attack – Stuffed Pittas

School is back in session, and we’re here to help you give your little ones a healthy lunch!

Lunch boxes can be a bit of a pain, can’t they? We’ve all got the intention of giving our kids (and ourselves!) a decent, healthy lunch but sometimes it’s just easier to go with the classic sandwich/crisps/fruit/chocolate combo. It’s tried, tested and everyone likes it. We can all do better than that, though! Seeing as September is “Back to school” month, every week we’ll be bringing you a new healthy lunchbox recipe that you and your little ones will love!

But first…

We thought you might like to know a little bit about who’s been putting these recipes together!

Shanise joined us at Brio HQ a few months ago – she’s a third year student at the University of Chester and joined to help with research and intelligence: numbers, spreadsheets and all that fun stuff. After chatting to her though, it became abundantly clear that she was passionate about healthy eating – not surprising considering she’s currently studying for a degree in Human Nutrition!

We thought we’d take all that amazing knowledge she’s got and share it with our customers – each recipe we share has been put together by Shanise and includes a “main” component for the lunchbox, as well as a few little bits to serve alongside it. We think your little ones will love these, and we want you to try them out and let us know what they thought over on Facebook and Twitter! Bonus points for photos, too!

So, let’s see what’s in the lunchbox today

Stuffed Pittas

These are both simple and tasty, you can even make a batch of the grated filling and pop it in a tupperware in the fridge, so you can dip into it throughout the week!

You’ll need

Instructions

  1. Grate the cabbage and carrot into a bowl
  2. Add olive oil, lemon juice and salt/pepper to taste
  3. Stir until the mixture is combined and then set aside
  4. To serve, simply slice the pitta bread lengthways and stuff with a slice of ham and the cabbage mix. Easy!

That’s all there is to it. Serve it alongside 60g cucumber, a heaped tablespoon of hummus and a clementine and you’ve got a delicious, nutritious lunchbox!

What’s in it?

Now, for the nutritional bits and bobs.

The stuffed pitta (152g) comes in at 245kcal with 5.9g of fat, only 1.1g of which is saturates. It’s low in sugar and high in fibre, which is perfect for children!

60g cucumber only has 10 calories, the hummus has about 50, and the clementine has about 37. That’s a total of 342 calories, which is a healthy size for your little ones lunchbox. For the grown ups, this may not be enough so feel free to throw in another stuffed pitta!

And that’s it! Next week we’ll be bringing you something very different, so keep your eyes peeled! And don’t forget, we’d love to hear what you and your kids thought of this, so if you try it out please let us know on Facebook or Twitter.

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