Lunchbox menus for five to eight year olds

The menus from the Food Standards Agency below are to help you pack a healthy lunch for your child. The menus give suggestions of what you could include in your child's lunchbox.

Week 1

Day Lunch
Monday
  • banana sandwich with wholemeal bread
  • tomato
  • boiled egg
  • low-fat fruit yoghurt
  • box of raisins
  • semi-skimmed milk

Tuesday

  • salmon and rice salad (with peas, sweetcorn and spring onion)
  • melon and satsuma kebabs
  • soy milk, banana and strawberry smoothie
Wednesday
  • three oatcakes with Red Leicester cheese
  • chutney
  • reduced-salt ham
  • cherry tomatoes
  • carrot sticks
  • cucumber sticks
  • fruit in jelly
  • dried apricots
  • semi-skimmed milk
Thursday
  • tomato, mozzarella and pastrami ciabatta pizza
  • carrot sticks
  • kiwi and strawberry fruit salad
  • reduced-fat strawberry fromage frais
  • bottle of water
Friday
  • chicken and couscous salad (with spring onion, red pepper and cherry tomatoes)
  • pear
  • banana milk

Week 2

Day Lunch
Monday
  • tuna and sweetcorn wholemeal roll
  • reduced-fat cheese triangle
  • satsuma segments in orange jelly
  • apple juice
Tuesday
  • sag aloo with chickpeas
  • chapatti
  • cucumber raita
  • melon
  • mango lassi
Wednesday
  • pasta and sausage salad (with spring onion and red pepper)
  • stewed apple and blackberry with crumble top
  • reduced-fat natural yoghurt
  • bottle of water
Thursday
  • edam, ham and lettuce pitta pocket
  • tomato
  • small flapjack
  • nectarine
  • reduced-fat yoghurt drink
Friday
  • honey-glazed chicken drumsticks
  • potato salad
  • mini sweetcorn
  • red pepper sticks
  • low-fat fruit yoghurt
  • box of raisins
  • bottle of water

Week 3

Day Lunch
Monday
  • houmous, red pepper and grated carrot wrap
  • grapes
  • creamed rice pot
  • malt loaf
  • sparkling water
Tuesday
  • sardine bagel
  • tomato
  • kiwi
  • banana and blueberry smoothie (made with semi-skimmed milk)
Wednesday
  • egg and tomato roll
  • two oatcakes and low-fat cheese
  • carrot sticks
  • dried apricots
  • apple juice
Thursday
  • muffin pizza (with bacon, mozzarella and cherry tomatoes)
  • nectarine
  • orange juice
Friday
  • potato and sausage salad (with spring onion, pine nuts and low-fat plain yogurt)
  • fruit and low-fat fromage frais
  • fruit bread
  • pear
  • bottle of water

Week 4

Day Lunch
Monday
  • pasta prawn salad (with avocado and fat-free dressing)
  • mini blueberry muffin
  • satsuma
  • semi-skimmed milk
Tuesday
  • chicken couscous salad (with roasted red peppers and courgette)
  • low-fat fromage frais
  • cheese scone
  • two plums
  • apple juice
Wednesday
  • ham and cheese potato cakes
  • cherry tomatoes
  • mixed fruit in juice
  • hot cross bun
  • orange juice
Thursday
  • corned beef sandwich
  • low-fat soft cheese with vegetable dippers (cucumber sticks, red and green pepper strips)
  • banana
  • yoghurt drink
Friday
  • chilli bean rice salad (made with rice, kidney beans, spring onion, yellow pepper, celery and sweet chilli sauce)
  • crabsticks
  • low-fat fruit yoghurt
  • scotch pancake
  • box of raisins
  • bottle of water

 

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