Make your lunchboxes Mighty with Walkers Mighty Lights

With 2 weeks left of the summer holidays we have started to think of buying the boys there pack lunch boxes for school and as Oliver goes to a childminder whilst i am at work he couldn’t be left out either. School dinners costing £2.00 per meal it would cost me £20.00 for the week for the two elder boys and i still have to make lunch for the younger one so it just suits me and my budget to make a pack up for them all, including myself!

A balanced pack lunch box should contain

  • Starch foods for energy – Bread, rice, potatoes and pasta
  • Protein Foods for your muscles and organs – Meat, fish, eggs or beans
  • Dairy – cheese, yoghurt or milk drink
  • Vegetables or a portion of fruit.

I am always on the look out for new and exciting items of food to put into their lunch bags, i don’t like to give them chocolate bars and i like to think i pack them quite a healthy selection of food that they will actually eat whilst in school and not throw away in the nearest bin. It’s not the sandwich fillers or fruit ideas that i need help on but the snacks, not only do they need to be healthy but great tasting too. I’m careful as to what type of crisp i give them as i don’t want them to fill themself up on a packet of crisp and not eat any of their sandwhich or fruit. I think i may have found a solution!

Walkers Mighty Lights are the new ridged crisps on the block, with 30% less fat and made from real potatoes with no artificial colours and preservatives they are light and tasty. Mighty Lights come in three different flavours, Cheese and Onion, Lightly salted and Roast Chicken, all of the flavours are suitable for vegetarians and the crisps are also a source of fibre.

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We received a six-pack multipack in each flavour to try out and with one look from the boys they couldn’t wait to taste them. My boys are definitely not shy when it comes to eating food and if their is something new to try they are the first to point them out in the supermarket quickly followed by placing the food into the trolley.

We have had a few days out at the park and up London since receiving the crisps so i threw in a few bags of the crisps in to a bag along with some sandwiches and fruit for us to eat whilst we were there. When we go into London the first thing the boys say when we board on to the train is “What’s to eat Mum?” Our lunch never makes it off of the train! I hand the boys the crisps and wait to hear what they have to say about them, first i get “OOh, these are new!” Then i get “Oh, these are nice” and then i get Silence! Yes, they must be enjoying them as they are not talking but eating lol I hear a few ‘mmmmms’ and ‘num num’ from the youngest one so i believe that they are a hit!

Superman is Mighty
Superman is Mighty

20130824-082136.jpgOliver liked dipping his crisps into cream cheese and as they are ridged he found it easy to get them into the tub and they didn’t break when he was trying to get some cheese onto them.

Walkers Mighty Lights may be light in fat but they are mighty in taste! The boys said they were very tasty, flavoursome, crispy, crunchy and smooth in taste.

Mighty Lights are available in multipacks from all major grocery retailers.

This is a sponsored Review for Walkers, thoughts and opinions are of my own.

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Walkers Hoops And Crosses Review

Putting together the boys lunch boxes can be quite challenging, i like to give them little surprises and never like them to have the same all time. Joseph can be quite picky with what he has inside his sandwich and does prefer it to be jam but Jak is quite easy as long as he can eat it with speed so he can spend more time outside in the playground than in the dinner hall! Oliver’s lunchbox is normally slightly different to the older boys as he likes to pick at his food so i like to give him a variety of food that he can eat throughout the day whilst with the childminder.

Lunchbox normally consists of:

Sandwich/wrap

Fruit normally berries or banana

Dried fruit like raisins or mango

Pancake roll

Breadsticks and dips

Croissant

I am always on the look out whilst doing my weekly shop at the supermarket for something new and exciting to place in their boxes, I don’t want their lunches to become boring with the same thing so when i was offered the chance to review some Walkers Baked Hoop And Crosses Wholegrain Snacks i thought why not!

Hoops and Crosses are a tasty fun snack made with 56% Wholegrain, They have no artificial colours or preservatives and Each bag has 85 calories

Hoops and Crosses come in three tasty flavours to enjoy, Roast Beef, Salt & Vinegar and Prawn & Cocktail.

The box arrived not only with a packet of wholegrain crisp to try but also with a cheeky little gift inside! The presentation of the box was faultless, a box within a box all neatly packaged up and protecting the Hoop and Crosses packet along with a little keepsake booklet and a little Monkey!

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I’m not quite sure what was most liked the crisps or the monkey! I think Oliver favoured the teddy as its cheeky just like him!

The crisp packet is the perfect size for any lunchbox and make great snacks for packlunches, snack-time, picnics or even just to store away in your bag for those moments when hunger strikes.

As we only had one packet between the three of them i shared them out between them so they all could get a taste, i even managed to sneak a couple from the packet and i must say i was pretty pleased with the flavour, we had the Roast Beef and they were very tasty! Oliver particularly liked to put his finger inside the hoops to eat them and they were perfect in size for his little hands.

I would like to try the other flavours especially the Prawn and Cocktail ones! Nom Nom my favourite flavour! I will definitely be investing in some more packets.

We was sent a packet of Hoops and Crosses to review, words and picture are of my own

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