A MUM has been slammed by fellow parents for giving her kids honey and Nutella pancakes for lunch.
She proudly shared her budget-friendly lunchbox idea online, showing a snap of a stack of plain pancakes, a mini sachet of chocolate spread, a small jar of honey and some chopped up fruit.
The mum claimed it was a cheap lunch for her kids, using bits she picked up from Aldi and B&M.
Posting on Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK, she said: “Packed lunch idea.
“Pancakes aldi – less than 60p. Fruit – less than 50p.
“Nutella – 2. 99 for 12 in B&M. Honey – 24 pots for 3.50 in my local bargain store.”
It's just an idea am just trying to help others out.
But the mum received a torrent of negative comments from other parents, who slammed the lunch as ‘unhealthy’ and lacking ‘nutrition’.
More than 6,000 people reacted to the post, with one mum asking: “Any nutrition??”
Another thought: “Not a proper lunch really."
A third wrote: “Ok… so that’s dessert sorted.”
This mum said: “I love the colourful fruit you put in the boxes. However I would add some proteins and reduce the sugar.”
Someone else commented: “That's quite an unhealthy lunch altho would taste great.”
While this mum added: “More like a dessert than a lunch. Looks unhealthy apart from fruit.”
Numerous people also pointed out Nuella is banned in most schools due to nut allergies.
The mum sought to defend herself after receiving so much abuse, as she later added: “Please note. You can do this without the nutella!
“My kids school is tiny and it's ok, but I understand most won't allow so of course no nutella.
“But as for the 'sugar' content the honey is natural sugars as are the fruit.
“Please remember it's just an idea am just trying to help others out.”
Some parents did come to the mum’s aid, pointing out that she only shared an idea.
One woman wrote: “Too much sweet stuff too for packed lunches. ideal for picnics with family or at home.”
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