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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Easy Tips for the Perfect School Lunch

School lunches. I personally think school provided lunches are out of control with the ick factor. Processed foods galore. Low in nutrition. High in pesticides. Full of gluten and dairy and sugar. No thank you.

What is a mom to do? Well, pack your child's lunch. It really doesn't have to be hard.

Check out these ideas for how to get started with a healthy easy lunch for your child or yourself!

There are many mornings, I do not want to go through the hassle of making my son's lunch. But, then I remember that it really only takes me about 3 or 4 minutes to make, and it will give him all the healthy nutrition he needs to have a great school day. Totally worth it.

Start off with making sure your child gets lots of good protein, vegetables and food that will give them energy and keep them sustained.

Here are some ideas to get your started:
  • hard boiled eggs
  • raw or cooked veggies like carrots, peas, broccoli and cauliflower
  • a piece of fruit or handful of dried fruit
  • fish - my son likes sardines or skipjack tuna
  • leftovers from dinner last night
  • celery, sunflower seed butter, and raisins
I depend a lot on nuts and seeds to give my son the nutrition he needs. Nuts and seeds are full of protein, healthy fats, and lots of other vitamins and minerals. We love SunRidge Farms for their fantastic trail mixes and huge variety of organic nuts and seeds. They offer so many great choices for healthy lunches, from their baking goods and spices to nut/seed butters and trail mixes. I am always looking forward to my packages from Sunridge Farms in the mail!

One of our favorites is the Organic Supreme Fruit and Nut Mix. It has a variety of all of your favorites, so you get even more nutrition packed in a handful of flavor.

Almonds, raisins, cranberries, peanuts, cashews, and dried apples. All organic, all delicious!
We also love to change things up by adding in organic pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds, which are both full of vitamins and minerals your body needs!
What are your favorite lunches to pack? Any tips to share?

Thank you to Sunridge Farms for their products to try. No other compensation was given. All opinions expressed are my own.

4 comments:

  1. Great lunch ideas. I always try to add lots of veggies and some fresh fruit to my kids' lunches.

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  2. I make myself lunches like this too! I love having nuts and seeds also added to my lunch.
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  3. Your ideas are the best - I don't have any to add! It is a bundle of lovin' and carin' and good eatin' you know your loved ones are going to be doing their best with these lunches!

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    1. Absolutely! It's more than food. :-)

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