It is time to blow the dust off of that lunch box!
When you think about packing school lunches, do you find yourself saying…Ugh! What the heck is cutie pie going to eat today?
While I’m still working on a mama’s magic wand to make lunches for you, I have come up with a few ideas that might help you.
First of all, think about the principles of filling up the lunchbox:
Include some of each of the following everyday in the lunchbox.
Protein AND Fat– these are key for nourishment and slow burning energy– (Proteins provide building blocks for cutie pie’s body, little cutie pie is going to be able to FOCUS longer and hear all the amazing math facts, have even energy to hang with her friends, listen to Ms. Teacher, and get to that 3 o-clock hour without crashing)
Carbs – Kindling on the fire of energy to provide quicker burning energy. Great when COMBINED with fats and proteins.
Getting more specific and keeping it real
Real food is real nourishment.
Do you hear a crinkle-crinkle all around your food product. Nuh-uh….this is processed and means nutrients are altered and mediocre at best. Keep the food in its original form…cut chunks from a block of cheese, slice up an apple, cut up meat from a chicken breast, etc.
Here are some general ideas for each category mentioned above...you can pick from each.
Proteins – Meat, fish, eggs, nuts (if your school allows these), dairy