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These are 2 weeks of my children’s school lunch boxes to show you how easy they can be. Throw away your cookie cutters, no one has time for that!
I have an 11, 14 and 17-year-old so I cater somewhat differently to each child’s appetite and taste. Sometimes they help me choose what goes in each day, and some days they will pack their own healthy lunch box.
[see at the end of this post for the list of the contents for each lunch box]
Low-Carb Kids – how to start
Having low-carb kids is possible. It seems incredibly daunting at the beginning when we have been so used to throwing something in a sandwich, a muesli bar and a fruit yoghurt. How do you start to make the change away for ultra-processed food?
When junk food is taken off the menu, it feels like an impossible task each day, but like everything in life, you begin with baby steps. You slowly get into a new routine, and you also find new favourites which you rely on frequently.
How To Make Healthy Lunch Boxes – My top 3 tips:
- Begin by making just 1 bread free and sugar-free lunch box each week
- Begin to reduce sugar-sweetened drinks – fizzy drink, flavoured milk, juice and liquid breakfasts
- Set a date in your calendar to stop buying sugar – forever!!
Begin by thinking of your child’s favourite lunch box meal, and imagine if you can tweak it to become low-carb. There are some easy healthy recipes below.How to make low-carb lunch boxes. How to pack healthy lunch boxes. How to pack sugar-free lunch boxes. Low-carb kids simply ditch the junk food.
Low-Carb Kids – the recipes
All of my recipes on the website are wholefood, low-carb, wheat-free, bread free, gluten-free, sugar-free, grain-free… and of course, are absolutely packed with nutrition. How?
Because we have got rid of the starchy fillers such as bread, pasta, rice, wraps, and all the sugary foods like muesli bars, fruit yoghurt, dried fruit, and juice.
These are the top 6 recipes from the low-carb lunchboxes below that my kids love.
- Grain-free granola bars – the perfect lunch box filler and afternoon snack
- Keto chicken – 4 ways – sure to please even the pickiest child
- Almond flour bread – yummy healthy grain-free and gluten-free bread and toast
- Ham and cheese wraps – even the kiddos can make these yummy tummy fillers
- Big Fat Suprise – use the leftover dinner, sliced in lunch boxes
- Lemon and blueberry cupcakes – the perfect sugar-free treat
If you would like to learn how to become a low carb family who ditches the soda and the junk food, you may wish to look at my latest eBook “Low Carb Easy Family Meals – 35 easy recipes.” Click here to read more.
If they are brought up with healthy food values, we hope it will continue throughout their lives and may influence others. The entire concept of a healthy family is one we should all strive for. But remember, any step is a great one.
Don’t be put off that it is too hard, be proud of any achievement and you are trying your best.
Aim for progress, not perfection.
Low-Carb Kids – the entire series
I have written an entire series on low-carb kids. If you are new here you may wish to look at a regular lunch box vs a low-carb whole food lunch box. Every parent should read this post.
- Low Carb Kids 1 – tips and tricks
- Low Carb Kids 2 – a printable guide to get your kids involved. How to plan you lunchbox each day.
- Low Carb Kids 4 – how to make a low carb lunchbox, and more Low Carb lunchbox ideas
- Low Carb Kids 5 – healthy sugar-free snacks for after school
- FREE printable PDF Healthy Sugar-Free Snacks for after school
- Low Carb Kids 6 – an entire month of school lunch ideas
- Low Carb Kids 7 – My guest post on Diet Dr, “How To Raise Children On Real Low Carb Food”.
- Low Carb Kids 8 – How to help your child eat real food – with an action plan
Low-Carb Kids – lunch boxes
If you are wondering how to start healthy lunch boxes, begin by getting the right lunch box and changing just one compartment each week.
Baby steps make the transition an easier one for you and your healthy kids.
Low-Carb Kids – lunch box contents
- Monday #1 – cucumber, cherry tomatoes, ham off the bone, red pepper/capsicum, selection of buts, pepperoni and cheese skewers.
- Monday #2 – salad with cheese and pepperoni, salmon crustless quiche, Babybel cheese, almond flour bread chicken sandwich, cucumber, black olives.
- Tuesday #1 – cucumber, red pepper/capsicum, nuts, lemon and blueberry cupcake, sliced small apple, prawn cocktail, leftover roast beef.
- Tuesday #2 – cucumber, sliced ham off the bone with brie, sliced small apple, natural unsweetened yoghurt and frozen raspberries, broccoli and cauliflower salad with bacon.
- Wednesday #1 – almonds, red pepper/capsicum, 3-seed bread, cherry tomatoes, pepperoni stick, ham and cheese layers, small apple, tuna fishcake patty.
- Wednesday #2 – cucumber, cherry tomatoes, ham off the bone, small apple, pepperoni and cheese skewers, walnuts and almonds.
- Thursday #1 – leafy green salad with leftover sliced sausages, brie, cherry tomatoes, strawberries.
- Thursday #2 – pear, almonds, leafy green salad with leftover roast chicken and sliced veggies.
- Friday #1 – broccoli, Brussels sprouts, red pepper/capsicum, Big Fat Surprise sliced, tuna fishcake patty, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and coconut chips.
- Friday #2 – Babybel cheese, coleslaw, almond flour bread cheese salad sandwich, spiced chicken drumstick.
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