It's true- we create picky eaters. I believe there are some exceptions to this, however. But for the most part, this is a very true reality. Sorry to burst your bubble (most of us are guilty on some level!
Here are some healthy lunch options for your kiddo:
Nitrate/Nitrite free turkey- (most often added as harmful preservative) ***These chemicals react with amino acids in foods in the stomach to form highly carcinogenic compounds known as nitrosamines. AVOID AT ALL COSTS
Half an avocado- don't forget to include a spoon!
Cubed raw organic goat cheese (sheep or cow works, too)
Organic sliced cucumber- leave skin on for fiber nutrients
Add organic raw hummus as a yummy dip!
Organic sugar snap peas
Raw walnuts and pistachios
I realized when my kids are younger, between the ages 2 and 4, they tend to eat mainly the fruit, so I have to balance the fruit/veggie ratio. They also gets berries (which is low glycemic and won't spike their blood sugar) and some kind of fruit at breakfast or at snack, so I tend to not add a ton of fruit to his school lunch. If I do, it is a very small amount.
PREFERRED LUNCHBOX CONTAINER:
Stainless steel container by Planet Box
BPA FREE plastic container
**Don't forget your ice pack to keep food fresh and cold!**
Nothing like a well balanced, healthy meal packed full with the right nutrients for your little!
TIP: Be sure to include all four MACRONUTRIENTS to each meal:
This will help aid in proper digestion and create a well balanced diet.
Remember to keep it real by not overwhelming yourself. If this is all new to you, take a deep breath, and go one step at a time. You got this!