Weight loss and wellness and the healthy lunch box
Many people are confused these days about healthy lunch box options and I am not surprised. The supermarket shelves are packed with misleading options and employ very clever marketing techniques to make s think we are buying “healthy”.
I think the easiest way to look at lunch boxes is to think natural. If you have made it yourself or if it comes unwrapped it is more than likely a pretty good option.
Getting away from the standard sandwich takes a little bit of thought and preparation but once you are in the swing of things it will get easier and easier. I suggest you purchase some lunchbox freezer bricks and ask the office if you are able to use the staff room fridge on very hot days…My kid’s school are only too happy to see the children eating healthy meals.
10 healthy alternatives –
Quinoa sushi with vegetable or meat/fish filling
Rice paper rolls with veg and avocado
Tins of salmon with vegetable sticks
Falafel with hummus and vegetable stcks
Meat balls and tzatziki dip
Boiled egg with avocado slices and vegetable sticks
Chicken or turkey strips with salad and brown rice
Fried rice home made
Buckwheat or rice noodles with chicken and diced vegetables
Vegetable and lentil/chickpea patties with avocado
Trying out the bento box idea of little servings of things can be enticing for children and break the boredom of the same thing all the time.
Another great idea is last night’s left-overs.
The grain free lunchbox found at http://www.grainfreelunchbox.com/
is useful, as is The lunchbox revolution at http://thelunchboxrevolution.wordpress.com/