What we feed our kids is SO important, I cannot stress this enough. It is a topic so close to my heart, I have to get on my soap box and put away any sugar coating for this post!!! The best thing we can do for our kids is to educate ourselves on what is actually in the foods we are eating and giving them.
A few quick and easy tips:
–Read labels: This is so important. If the ingredient list is too long, or you can’t pronounce the ingredients listed… probably a good sign that you should NOT buy that item. It is also great to check out the fat/sodium and sugar %’s on labels.
–Buy whole foods: This is such an easy place to start. There is no ingredient list that comes with fruits and veggies- what you see is what you get! Try to keep the majority of what you pack in their lunches “whole”.
–Involve your kids: Ask them for some ideas on what they would like to see when they open up their meridia healthcarewell school lunch. Have them help you pack it the night before and even join in when making a new recipe. I know Dom feels proud when he helps make something that he later gets to eat!
-Keep it simple: I always try hit the major food groups- Veggies, healthy fats, protein, whole grains and fruit.
Please DO NOT fall victim to marketing from big food companies that claim their products like “Lunchables” are REAL, healthy, whole and natural. These are empty words and marketing ploys to sell products… they do not have your kids health and wellness at heart!
Check out the video below where I break down how to pack and prep an affordable healthy school lunch:
School lunch, what to pack. Fixate has you covered.
Posted by Autumn Calabrese on Wednesday, August 31, 2016
For more healthy ideas for kids, or troubleshooting for picky eaters check out my previous posts- 5 Tips for Picky Eaters & Tips for Packing Healthy School Lunchs Your Kids Will Love
Your partner in health,