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What's in This Lunch Box?

Kids at Aquarium

Many people ask me questions about how I feed my children. It's one thing to be passionate and disciplined about the food I eat, but it's a whole new ball game implementing these principles with children.

Quite simply, my children really don't eat very different than me and my husband. All four of us follow the same basic principles:

1. Focus on all clean foods.

That means most of the food we eat is not out of a box or pre-packaged.

2. Include a protein in each meal.

This includes eggs, poultry, beef, bison, seafood, and/or raw nuts.

3. Include a raw veggie with each meal.

This is most often cucumbers, carrots, red peppers, or cauliflower.

4. We do not eat wheat or gluten-containing foods.

Most wheat (except for sprouted grains) that is available to us today has been so scientifically altered, it is nowhere close to the wheat our ancestors once ate, producing digestive problems, allergies, and behavioral issues in children. Gluten can produce the same nasty side effects as wheat in both children and adults.

5. Don't eat anything you hate.

I do not FORCE myself or my kids to eat things they don't like. I do ask that they be open minded and try new things, but there is no "forcing" around here. I should also mention that my house is not a restaurant, so if you have chosen not to eat what's for dinner, well then you may end up a little hungry that night.

Many parents are amazed when I tell them that my children follow the same eating methods as I do, and they always ask...

"Isabel, what exactly do your kids eat?"

Kids Lunch

I've shared many pictures in the past of my children enjoying healthy meals. Here is a picture of the exact lunch I pack for them on most days. My children seem to be "creatures of habit" like their mommy and they always ask me for the same things every single day.

You'll see that their lunches are packed in a stainless steel contained called a Lunch Bot. The little bags I use are reusable snack bags made by ItzyRitzy.

Christian's (4 years old) lunch contains:

Marcos' (2 years old) lunch contains:

The only food in their lunchboxes that are not homemade are the hot dogs. Yes, technically hot dogs are processed in order to make them into a hot dog, but I have done some extensive research into Applegate Farms as a company and they use the best ingredients and methods in their foods. You can take a look here: Applegate Farms Organic Beef Hot Dog.

I would like to point out that the lunches above are not just for kids. This meal would be perfect for anyone following a clean eating plan and following the principles taught in Beyond Diet. And how cute would you be carrying around your own Lunch Bot and Monkey snack bag...hahaha.

We'd love to hear about your own lunch packing strategies and what delicious foods you enjoy in your own lunch box!

Categories

  1. Healthy Eating   
       3 posts
  1. Meal planning   
       2 posts
  1. Balance   
       1 posts
  1. Cheat Day   
       1 posts
  1. Parenting   
       1 posts
  1. Clean eating   
       1 posts
  1. Gluten Free   
       1 posts
  1. Inspiration   
       1 posts
  1. Guest Post   
       1 posts

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