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Monday, September 5, 2016

Kid-friendly Lunches


The Main Trick  Making things smaller makes them more fun to eat too. So think “small”. Even if you make a big sandwich, try cutting it up into little squares. Cut large fruits into small pieces. Break protein bars in half or quarters. But however you cut it, break it or tear it, think small. In fact, you could pack a whole lunch with “snacks” (tiny pieces) of just about anything clean and healthy. 
clean eating lunchbox ideas
Lunch Ideas:
  • Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (clean jelly please! we make our own from fruit we pick in the summer months)
  • Fruit salad
  • Turkey sandwich or “roll-up” in a wrap cut into spirals
  • Macaroni salad
  • Quinoa salad
  • Whole wheat couscous salad
  • Whole wheat tortilla wraps
  • Soups or stews or pastas
  • Whole wheat or sprouted wheat bagels (cream cheese is usually okay for kids unless they are overweight. It’s clean, and under normal circumstances, they will burn off the calories just being kids)
Snack Ideas:
  • Clean Eating Yogurt- plain greek yogurt with frozen or fresh berries and drizzle of honey or agave nectar.
  • Raw veggies with clean eating ranch dip- ranch seasoning mixed with greek yogurt.
  • Grapes
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Peaches
  • Nectarines
  • Strawberries
  • Kiwi
  • Plums
  • Edamame beans (these are a favorite in our house)
  • Nuts (make your own trail mix!0
  • Clean eating crackers – Yes, they do exist. But it takes some searching.
  • Rice cakes
  • Clean eating granola bars (we love Kind bars)
  • Dried fruit such as craisins, blueberries, cherries, raisins
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Cheese chunks
  • Greek yogurt blended with any fruit of choice
  • Pita pocket sandwiches stuffed with things your kids like and you’re comfy with
  • Cheese sticks
  • Cucumbers
  • Whole wheat pretzels
  • Raisins
  • Mandarin oranges
  • Cucumber slices
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