27 August, 2019

Inspiration for a Fairtrade lunchbox

Fairtrade lunchbox inspiration
by Heather Nicholson

Send your little'uns back to school with a Fairtrade inspired packed lunch. Here are some suggestions for a more ethical school lunch.

Fairtrade Sandwiches

Hilltop Honey

Look forward to lunchtime with Fairtrade honey sandwiches - try drizzling honey on your cheese sandwiches for a delicious twist. Hilltop Honey makes all kinds of different honeys from British blossom to Scottish heather honey, see what's available in your nearest stockist. Look for the Fairtrade Mark.

Hilltop Honey available from Sainsbury's, Tesco, Ocado, Morrisons, Amazon and more

Jam sandwiches anyone? Pick up a jar of Fairtrade seedless rasperry jam from your local M&S or organic and Fairtrade strawberry jam from Traidcraft.

Available from Traidcraft

Bees wax sandwich wrapper

Waitrose bee's wrap

Ditch the cling film and wrap your Fairtrade sandwiches in a beautifully designed, sustainable bees wax wrap.

Available from Waitrose

> Enter our Fairtrade Friday competition to win Waitrose vouchers so you can stock up on these wraps and other Fairtrade goodies

Fairtrade quinoa wraps

Quinola's quinoa wraps

Take a break from sandwiches with a protein-packed quinoa salad or quinoa wrap using Quinola's Fairtrade grains. Get inspiration (and food cravings) from looking through Quinola's recipe bank.

Available from OcadoAmazon

Photo from Quinola's website

Fairtrade bananas

banana cake

The nutritional powerhouse that tastes so good - Fairtrade bananas are sold in most major UK supermarkets. Co-op, Waitrose, Ocado and Sainsbury's sell 100% of their bananas Fairtrade. Other supermarkets also sell Fairtrade bananas so look out for the Fairtrade stickers.

Try out our delicious Fairtrade banana cake recipe for an after school treat.

> Enter our Fairtrade Friday competition to win Waitrose vouchers so you can stock up on bananas and other Fairtrade goodies

Fruity Beauties

Fruity Beauties

For a mid-morning boost or to beat the post-lunch slump, tuck into a Fruity Beauties bar. They're organic, vegan and packed full of Fairtrade fruit.

Available from Ocado

Dried Fruit

Zaytoun Medjoul dates

Step up your snack game with Zaytoun's medjoul dates. Medjoul dates are known as the 'King of dates' due to their size and rich caramel flavour. They're also high in fibre and potassium.

Available from Traidcraft, Ethical Superstore and Amazon

Tropical Wholefoods offer a range of dried fruit including dried Raisins, apricots, sultanas or pineapple.

Available from Wholefoods, Holland and Barrett, Planet Organic, Oxfam shops that sell food and Traidcraft church sales.

Propercorn

Hand-popped butterfly corn, sprinkled with a rich blend of Fairtrade cocoa and Demerara sugar.

Available from Ocado, Tesco, Amazon, Waitrose among others.

> Enter our Fairtrade Friday competition to win Waitrose vouchers so you can stock up on Propercorn and other Fairtrade goodies

Chocolate Treats

Maltesers

Brighten up the first day of school (or any day!) with Maltesers. The standard packs, fun-size and boxes of traditional Maltesers are all Fairtrade. 

Widely available. 

> Enter our Fairtrade Friday competition to win Waitrose vouchers so you can stock up on Maltesers and other Fairtrade goodies

Fruit juice

Fruit Hit

Fruit Hit makes a range of tasty Fairtrade fruit juices and smoothies perfect for quenching thirst at lunchtime.

Available from Ethical Superstore and Amazon.

Fairtrade tea and coffee

A coffee cup with coffee beans scattered around it

You're going to need some energy to put together these lunchboxes! Pour yourself a cup of Fairtrade coffee or tea to get you through the meal prepping. Widely available - always look for the Fairtrade Mark. 

Where to buy Fairtrade tea

Where to buy Fairtrade coffee

> Enter our Fairtrade Friday competition to win Waitrose vouchers so you can stock up on Fairtrade tea, coffee and other Fairtrade goodies

Kool Skools ethical uniforms

Kool Skools

Kool Skools source Fairtrade, organic cotton for their uniforms and the polyester in their main range is made from recycled waste such as plastic bottles. 

See if your school is on the list!

If it's not listed, talk to your school about sourcing ethical uniforms in future and fill out Kool Skools' sign up your school form.

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