When Chelsea and I were on San Diego’s local news providing tips to fight the back to school madness, we discovered that packing a child’s school lunch is a parent’s least favorite thing about the morning. Catherine Garcia, the news anchor, told us she was dreading the task. And since the segment aired, I have had countless people coming to me asking for good lunch ideas for kids. Turns out parents are frustrated because the lunchbox comes back home full, their children won’t eat anything but processed goods, and they feel like they don’t have the creativity to pack something different every day. So Breezy Mama turned to award-winning food writer and author of The Supernatural Kids Cookbook, Nancy Mehagian, for some help on healthy lunch ideas for kids.
Let’s start with the President’s national recommendations–Obama recently replaced the food pyramid with the new food plate. What are some ideas in filling this “plate” in our child’s lunchbox?
To eat well does require some effort which is why I suggest that parents prepare a few dishes together as a family on a day set aside for that purpose. A huge [Read more…] about Packing a Punch in Your Child’s Lunchbox