Making sure children who avoid gluten have a lunchbox which includes a good mix of nutritious and filling foods as well as a yummy treat can be quite an art, so Mrs Crimble's - the much-loved gluten free bakery brand - has come up with some tips on how to guarantee that your children can always enjoy a healthy, fun and gluten free lunch.
Single Serve Bakewell Slice from £1.10
Treats and high-energy snacks - Identify at least five things that your child loves and then rotate them so it will be a surprise. If your child plays a lot of sport you may want to include an extra high-energy snack. Mrs Crumble's now has single servings of their NEW cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies, their NEW Double Choc Oat Cookies, a range of Oat Flapjacks, Choc Macaroons, Jam Rings, Bakewell Slices and Double Choc Brownies.
Buttery Oat Flapjacks from £1.10
Sandwich Substitutes - Rice or Quinaoa Salads with chopped red peppers and other crunchy vegetables are great, or try gluten free falafels. A mini pack of hummus with a packet of Mrs Crumble's Potato Bites or some carrot sticks also go down well.
Cheese & Onion Potato Bites Multi Pack (4 bags) £1.79
Bake Your Own at Home - Mrs Crimbles home bake mixes are easy to make and can be adapted for all sorts of recipes. Make your own fresh gluten free bread using the Mrs Crimble's Bread Mix - perfect for sandwiches at lunch time.
Rice Cakes - Mrs Crimbles Apple Rice Cakes are wrapped in handy five slice portion packs inside the box. These make a delicious and nutritious snack when paired with individual cheese portions or can be enjoyed just as they are.
Calcium - For growing bones, it's good to include a yoghurt (don't forget a spoon), or a milk drink. If your child is dairy intolerant, then some calcium enriched oat milk, cubes of cheese or some sardines (if they like them) are a good idea.
Single Serve Jam Ring, from £1.10
Drinks - Making sure your child drinks enough is vital. Water is best and fruit juice is also good, just be aware it can contain a surprising amount of sugar.
Cranberry & Almond Oat Cookie RRP £1.49
Mrs Crimble's started over 30 years ago and today their products can be found in all good independent farm shops, health stores, delicatessens and supermarkets such as Sainsbury's, Asda, Waitrose, Morrisons, Co-op and Tesco. Mrs Crimbles can also be found in he USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Mrs Crimbles is the Official Free From Sponsor of England Netball, in particular supporting the Back to Netball scheme which encourages female players of all ages to get active and re-introduced to the much loved school sport.
Mrs Crimble's have also continued their support for the Breast Cancer Charity - for the first 15,000 new members who sign up to the Back to Netball Scheme during the 2013/14 season, Mrs Crimbles will donate £1 to the charity.
In response to consumer feedback, Mrs Crimble's have launched an online shop through their website providing consumers with a convenient location to access the complete range. The website also features Mrs Crimble's blog and a regularly updated "Where to buy tab.
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