Here’s a quick and easy health lunchbox option or after school snack; simple enough for children to make for themselves. Easy Peasy and very pleasy!
Follow a recipe; follow food safety & hygiene rules; tidy away; chop using bridge/claw appropriately; spread with a knife; garnish and decorate.
Small bowl, chopping board, table knife.
Allergens (Please note the allergens listed are indicative only. Allergens vary depending on brand; check the labels on the products you use)
Milk | May contain gluten (ham)
Ingredients (serves 2):
- 4 slices of ham
- 80 g reduced fat cream cheese
- Little gem lettuce
- Cut the ham slices in half.
- Spread one side of each piece of ham with the cream cheese.
- Roll the ham slices up and place them in a bowl.
- Decorate the bowl with some little gem lettuce.
- Easy Pleasy!
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Ham contains protein; essential for healthy growth and repair of our bodies. Ham is high in salt and is a form of processed meat. Try to eat these types of meat in smaller amounts.
Soft cheese is an excellent source of protein and calcium. Choose reduced fat varieties where possible.
Vegetables are so good for us! Low in fat, sugar and calories and high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
per 90g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 391kJ / 93kcal
A traffic light system is used on nutrition labels to make it easier to see which foods and drinks are lower in calories, fat, sugar and salt. Try and choose more ‘greens’ and ‘ambers’ and fewer ‘reds’, and stick to smaller portions of ‘reds’.
Just because a recipe or a food has a red traffic light doesn’t mean you shouldn’t eat it. Understanding why a food or recipe might have a red light can be helpful. For example oily fish is high in total fat and so any recipe containing oily fish is likely to be ‘red’ for fat. But it is recommended that we eat oily fish at least once a week because the type of fat it contains is beneficial for our health.
% Reference Intakes are also shown. Reference Intakes are guidelines about the approximate amount of particular nutrients and energy required for a healthy diet (based on an average-sized woman doing an average amount of physical activity). Most children will require less than these Reference Intakes. The contribution of one serving of a food or drink to the Reference Intake for each nutrient is expressed as a percentage.