Pumpkins and early evening sunsets illuminating the skies with bursts of turquoise and pink. It can only be autumn holidays in England;
Whether you are going back to school or university after a blissful summer or starting your first day at your new job, making your packed lunch does not need to be tedious and boring!
Admittedly snacks are necessary to keep your day going. However before you reach to the chocolate think about the many other healthy alternatives you could go for…
Satisfy your sweet tooth with dark chocolate! Known for its high mineral and antioxidant content, it is highly nutritious and can reduce levels of “bad” cholestrol. We like Green and Blacks 85% or Lindt’s dark chocolate with a touch of sea salt!
Research has found that chocolate is good for the heart, circulation and brain as well as potentially beneficial for tackling today’s major health issues such as autism, obesity and diabetes.
All nuts are full of antioxidants and healthy unsaturated fatty acids known to reduce cholesterol levels. However, almonds are especially popular due to its delicate and sweet taste. Whole almonds (with skins) provide the most heart healthy benefits and can lower the risk of weight gain as well as also helping to lose weight.
Almonds are a source of vitamin E, copper, magnesium and high quality protein. Full of unsaturated fatty acids along with high levels of bioactive molecules (such as fiber, phytosterols, vitamins, other minerals, and antioxidants) which can help prevent cardiovascular heart diseases. Take a handful of almonds for a snack on-the-go or to nibble on to keep hunger pangs at bay before lunch time.
Nut butter is another alternative in your nut intake. Our favourite is Pip and Nut, which comes in many nut flavours!
Spread some on toast with pieces of banana and honey
or as a crunchy snack with celery sticks!
Giving Tree Crisps
Snack on our very own freeze dry crisps which are a lunch box filler. They are available in vegetable and fruit flavours to suit all tastes!
The water bottle
S’well water bottle
An incredibly aesthetically pleasing range of 100% stainless steel water bottles that holds cold and warm drinks. Keeps drinks cold for 24 hours and keeps drinks hot for 12 hours!
The lunch box
Sistema are infamous in the tupperware world for their quality, practical and sturdy lunch boxes. Their unique sistema clips prevent any leakage and are therefore perfect for bringing to school or to the office! They are available in a range of shapes and sizes and are freezer, microwave and dishwasher safe.
This Purple Geisha Bento Box is perfect for Japanese food lovers
- The top, ‘hat’ section is an inverted bowl – perfect for miso soup.
- The second ‘face’ level has a hermetic seal for storing stews or dressed salads without leaking.
- The bottom ‘body’ level is a perfect container for buns, sushi or rice.
The Coffee Cup
Help the environment by buying a reusable to take with you when you buy your daily coffee. More than 2.5 billion coffee cups are thrown away every year in the UK! A favourite is BYO cup £9.95Almond butter, Almonds, Back to school, Dark chocolate, fruit crisps, giving tree snacks, Health motivation, Healthy crisps, healthy lifestyle, healthy snacks, Packed lunch, Superfoods, Whole foods
In case you haven’t noticed it yet; our Giving Tree fruit crisps are really special as they are freeze dried. Sounds pretty fancy,