Does figuring out what to pack for your kids’ lunch give you a headache? I get it. Me too, sometimes. When my clients find themselves getting in a frenzy about whether their children are getting enough nutrients, it helps to remind them that providing kids with a “balanced” meal can be really simple when you follow one rule:
Provide foods from a few different food groups. The end.
Seriously. No need to “count macros” or calculate ratios of proteins to fats to carbs, etc.
Just try to include a veg, a fruit, a protein food (perhaps a plant-based one!) a starch and a fat and the variety of foods does the rest.
Here’s an example:
- 100% whole grain sandwich thin with unsweetened sesame seed butter, cut into “fingers”
- Full-fat Vanilla Greek yogurt parfait with a teaspoon of granola crunchies
- Salted cucumber
I’d love to hear your thoughts about this! Feel free to comment below…
Cheers to your good health,