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3 Simple Steps To Creating A Healthy Lunch Box For Your Kid (Or You)

Posted Sep 04 2011 12:00am

Last week, in the post, “Hidden Dangers In Your Child’s Lunchbox” , I told you some pretty scary facts about hidden dangers lurking in your child’s lunch.

So what can you do about it?

You can pack your kid’s lunches, and you can do it the smart way.

In this article, I’m going to give you 3 simple steps to creating a healthy lunch box for your kid, and then give you some sample healthy lunch boxes to get you started.

Step 1: Start With Fat. 

Fat makes your kid smart and grows their brain. It’s essential for brain development and neuron health, and is also used for cell membranes, hormones, appetite satiation, and many other critical functions for a growing human body.  Choose any of these healthy fat sources as the first ingredient in your child’s lunch box*:

Avocado or guacamole

Olives or olive tapenade

Hummus (make with lots of extra virgin olive oil)

Nuts, seeds or nut butter (Bear in mind that many public and private schools have nuts they do not allow in lunch boxes)

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