What’s in the Real Food Lunchbox?


One of the hardest things I’ve had to figure out since switching to real food from standard processed foods, is how to get real food on the go. Specifically for my kids’ lunches. They’re not really big on sandwiches, so we’ve had to get creative. I end up sending them with things like:

  • Sprouted almonds, pumpkin seeds or other nuts

  • Slices of raw Cheese
  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Organic nitrate free sliced meats
  • Sliced or whole Fruit
  • Sprouted grain tortilla or bagel
  • Raw Vegetables (sliced peppers, carrots, and even basil leaves)
  • Left over meats like chicken or salmon (My 2nd grader is in love with salmon!)
  • Dried fruits (sugar and sulfate free)
  • Homemade Kefir or Yogurt
  • Homemade granola
  • Homemade granola bars or date bars (similar to Lara Bars)
  • Organic applesauce

There is also the occasional ‘better’ packaged snack. These are NOT the absolute best choices as they often have sweeteners like agave or sometimes soy lecithin or other preservatives we’re trying to avoid, but they are a step up from the junk that used to fill the kids lunch bags. Some people steer clear of any packaged food and that is probably the better choice, but I allow a few treats in on occasion. I opt for things like:

I can’t get my oldest to take a lunch box and my youngest has lost three so we do paper bags. SOMEDAY I would like them to use something cool and waste-free like THESE. it may never happen, but it’s a nice thought.

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If you’re in need of more ideas on how to fill your child’s lunch box (or YOURS, for that matter) with real, nutrient dense food, there is a new facebook page dedicated to JUST THAT. ONLY THAT! It’s pretty amazing and you might just see my cute little lunch on that page. Check it out at https://www.facebook.com/realfoodlunchboxideasforbusymoms


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