Mama OWL Blog: A Mighty Light Lunch

A Mighty Light Lunch

Friday, 23 August 2013

It's almost time to go back to school, and those of us who pack lunches for our schoolkids are often faced with the dilemma of what to put in it.

You have to feel that they're getting enough of what they need, that what you are giving them is healthy, and of course that they'll like (read: eat) it, while also making sure that you're mixing it up so they're not bored with the same thing every day.

My kids have either a wholemeal sandwich, wrap or pitta filled with whatever they fancy, a cereal bar, a piece of fruit or a cheese stick, a drink and a packet of crisps.
The fruit doesn't have to be a banana or an apple, if you invest in some mini plastic tubs you can pop in a handful of strawberries or grapes, or cube some melon. You could even make a little fruit salad in rainbow layers to make it more fun and appealing.

Fillings for their sandwich or wrap can be as fancy or as traditional as you like, mine love coronation chicken with lettuce, but equally will enjoy ham & cheese with a bit of mayo. L, having his own personal tastes, enjoys a nice chocolate & hazelnut spread sandwich, or maybe the occasional strawberry jam sandwich.

One thing that they all love is crisps, and they each have their favourite flavours. L & E's favourites are salted, they like to keep it plain and simple. J is strictly a roast chicken man, while A & H both like cheese & onion (like their mum!).

Walkers have just introduced Walkers Mighty Lights, ridged crisps which contain 30% less fat than standard crisps, and are also suitable for vegetarians.

Mighty Lights are available in three flavours - roast chicken, lightly salted and cheese & onion (perfect for my crew) - and are made with real potatoes, with no MSG, artificial colours or preservatives.

We were sent some to try out, and they've gone down a treat. Our days have been plenty busy through the summer holidays and the kids have often had a "packed lunch" lunch on the go, this week they've taste-tested each flavour of Mighty Lights (all in the name of research, you understand) and thoroughly enjoyed doing so.

They've received a unanimous thumbs up from the Owlets as well as the Mister (who also loves his crisps!). I tasted the cheese & onion and was pleasantly surprised to find that they have retained the Walkers flavour that I love.

I can add Mighty Lights to the grocery list, safe in the knowledge that they're lower in fat than your average packet of crisps as well as a source of fibre, & that they will be eaten and enjoyed by the kids come lunchtime after a busy morning at school. For more info including nutrition information for each flavour and FAQs, visit their website at

We received complimentary multipacks of Walkers Mighty Lights crisps for review purposesThe views shared are my own personal & honest opinions and written in my own words.

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