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
  • Blueberries
  • Salted cucumber

I’d love to hear your thoughts about this! Feel free to comment below…

Cheers to your good health,


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