Sending your kids to school with a pocket full of lunch money may seem like the easy way out, but have you considered how unhealthy their cafeteria options are? Many schools follow lunch programs that are loaded with fat, salt and sugar, ultimately offering little to no nutritional benefit for your child.
The new school year is right around the corner, making it the perfect time to consider packing homemade healthy lunches this year. With these tips and tricks, you can pack your kid’s lunches with meals that are equally fun, nutritious and delicious:
1. Keep the Essential Food Groups in Mind
If you’re feeling encouraged to start your child on the Hallelujah Diet, be sure to keep the essential food groups in mind while packing his or her lunch. Our primarily raw, plant-based diet consists of enzyme-rich foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans and organic grains. Use our Get Started Guide to introduce your child to the multitude of delicious options to choose from, and base the weekly lunches off of his or her favorite foods!
Encourage your kids to eat more fruits and vegetables.
2. Pack the Freshest Produce
The fresher the produce you’re packing, the more nutritionally dense and delicious the fruits and vegetables will be. The easiest way to ensure you’re purchasing the freshest produce is by buying products from your local farmer’s market. This shopping method also allows you to know exactly where your produce is coming from – most local farmers practice organic