that's the way we pack our lunchbox here.
A healthy lunchbox considers children's need to consume healthy fats such as butter, coconut oil and cream, protein such as raw cheese, pastured eggs or grass fed meats consumed with bone broth or bovine gelatin and carbohydrates.
- fruit and cream - stewed apples (with cinnamon) is a favourite
- jelly and cream
- raw cheese such as parmigano reggiano, nice with a few slices of green apple.
- macadamia nuts (only kind of nuts we now eat - read why here)
- cut up cucumber, capsicum and tomatoes
- raw carrot salad
- small piece of steamed corn with lots of butter
- piece of apple, oat & maple slice
- jelly cubes
- a few kalamata olives
- piece of quiche
- little pot of homemade ricotta with drizzle of honey
- slices of banana tossed in coconut
- goats curd (easy to make from raw goats milk) - drizzle with olive oil and great for a 'dip' with carrot and cucumber
- thin strips of omelette - will share my nonna's recipe soon, very easy and delicious
- cooked pieces of beetroot - simply boil peeled fresh beets in some water with apple cider vinegar and honey until tender - store in the cooking juices in a glass jar in fridge.
something warmed up on the stove and transferred into a little thermos. In our house this may be.....
- left overs from dinner
- potato gnochhi (homemade or as authentic as possible) with a few meatballs
- lamb chop with some roast root vegetables
- some white rice with a piece of white fish such as flathead (I usually cook this in some ghee, sea salt, lemon zest and parsley, then add a few tablespoons of rice from the night before and then into the thermos with a squeeze of lemon juice)
- a few wild prawns sauteed in some butter and garlic - maybe with some root vegetables, white rice or papaya & cucumber
- slowed cooked casserole of some description - lamb shanks with some broth and vegetables is great
- favourite is 1-2 tablespoons spelt pasta stars cooked in beef bone broth (I store in ice cubes so can easily make this) with some grated vegetables (carrot and zucchini), sea salt, a spoonful of butter, a squeeze of lemon juice.
Jude Bleauru emphasis in her book Wholefoods for Children, that if you can ensure your children are fed a nourishing breakfast and evening meal...what happens in between is of less importance. I take this approach - if all the food is gone, great! If not, then at least there is dinner and some homemade ice-cream (the perfect sleep tonic...I'll tell you why, with a recipe another day)
Please feel free to share any suggestions in the comments sections.
Note: I buy most of our lunchbox containers and drink bottles from biome, however the little rectangle pods I picked up online here.