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Kids Lunch Boxes Ideas.

So far my recipes and tips have been pretty simple hey? This is going to be no different. It takes me all of around 60 seconds to make Ever the most beautiful rainbow coloured, nutrient dense, calorie-rich, raw meals to take out for the day most days and now I’ll show you how to too.

Here is what my daughter who is 1.5 years right now eats on a standard day (in case you missed it a couple days ago) as well as the nutrient breakdown. Some days she eats raw, other days she eats some cooked foods, but she always eats plants, pure plants and always goes to bed at night nourished. Click here to view: http://wilddonna.com/what-my-baby-eats-in-a-day/

Lunch box ideas for babies/toddlers:

Raw options;

1. The whole avocado sliced in half, served seeded and with a spoon.

2. A container filled the small watermelon cubes

3. A container filled with cubed mango and long slices of cucumber (Ever LOVES the centre of cucumber, the seeds)

Note that I haven’t said mashed banana or mashed avo. It’s great learning for babies and toddlers to know what they’re eating. Just because they can’t speak to us with spoken language doesn’t mean that they don’t know what things are if given the chance to learn. When my daughter started tasting fruits at 5 months she was choosing what she wanted and didn’t want by simply looking at the food she wanted.

Cooked option;

1. Slice a potato into little strips making Baby Chips. Spread out onto baking paper (note that I haven’t said oil) and bake on 180C for around 15 minutes. Let cool a little and put in a container.

Lunch box ideas for 4+ years

1. A large container full of watermelon, yes a whole lunch box dedicated just to watermelon. smile emoticon The smaller the child the smaller the pieces only because of the water content- big slices can mean big mess for little tots. wink emoticon

2. 2-3 whole mangoes

3. 2-5 bananas and 2-5 pieces of iceberg or cos lettuce to wrap the banana in (this is so refreshing and yummy)

4. A lunch box full of celery sticks, carrot sticks, cherry tomatoes

Cooked option:
1. Chips: Slice 2-3 potatoes into chips. Spread out onto baking paper (note that I haven’t said oil) and bake on 180C for around 25 minutes. Let cool a little and put in a container.
Make an avocado dip using avocado and lemon to taste.

2. Kidney beans: 1/2 cup plain

3. Jacket potatoes: 2-3 potatoes baked whole. Cut open and put in kidney beans and nutritional yeast.
Option to cook the beans with fresh tomato if you have a few extra minutes.

Note: When baking it’s nice to put a bowl of water in the oven too. This stops the heat from taking all the water from the food and instead from the bowl.

Remember (as per the link and as per past conversations in this group) it’s your child’s right to have likes and dislikes, be hungry or not hungry. Embrace their freedom. Nurture this now so that they learn that this is how to be in the world, that others don’t dictate them by telling them what to like and dislike, that they are their own being with intuition, strength and freedom of choice. Pack what they love!

Do your kids already have a favourite plant-based meal for their lunch box? Share it below. 🙂

Happy #wildrecipesharethursday. See you next week!

Wildly,
Donna

 

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