Monday, July 9, 2012

Basic Kid’s Lunch

 

 

I get a ton of questions about what I feed my kids. I also get a lot of comments about how strict I am with their diets (as if that is anyone’s business but ours…haha!).

The past few weeks have been pretty hectic with me going back to work full time for the summer, and Gabe and Lily in daycare 2 days a week.  On the days they are at daycare I have to pack them a lunch and 2 snacks.

Today I felt like packing them a “typical” kiddo lunch…sandwich, fruit, snackie stuff…

But that doesn’t mean it has to be unhealthy!

 

 

lunch 2

 

 

I made them each a ham sandwich…adding UNCURED ham (no nitrates or preservatives), organic mayo, honey mustard (which I made from organic Dijon and a swirl of raw local honey), cheese (antibiotic and hormone free), and organic lettuce, on organic whole grain bread.

 

 

lunch 1

 

Gabe usually eats a full sandwich…but I’m lucky if Lil eats half.

 

 

Kid's Lunch 1

 

I added a Chobani Champions Greek yogurt (Greek yogurt has twice the protein of regular yogurt), an all natural fruit smoothie (I know…a little redundant on the yogurt), an organic peach for Lil, and an organic apple for Gabe.

 

Kid's Lunch 2

 

For snacks, I tucked a Clif Kid Z Bar and an organic banana in each of their bags.

Each of them also have a 24 oz. water bottle I fill with filtered water in morning, to keep them hydrated.

 

This was a VERY EASY lunch/snack day…

And a better alternative to the highly processed meat sandwich, pudding, and cookies lunches I see kid’s bringing with them every day.

Next week I am going to be posting some even healthier alternatives to this “typical” lunch…

Stay  tuned!

 

Jessie

2 comments:

  1. Yum! I haven't seen those fruit smoothies yet. I love those Zbars ~ easy to keep in my purse for a snack. My daughter just turned four and I haven't been able to get her to eat a sandwich with meat yet. She won't try lettuce/salad yet ~ any ideas?

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  2. Meat is not as important as you might think...there are MANY other good protein sources...so I wouldn't worry about that;) Lettuce can be tricky to get littles to eat. Lily did not really start liking lettuces and greens until we started growing them. We let her plant the seeds and watch them grow. Kids are VERY proud of anything they can be hands-on with:)

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