When Ali at Whole Life Kitchen told me she was hosting this month’s Go Ahead Honey It’s Gluten-Free: Ideas for Packing a Healthy School Lunch, I knew I would want to participate in this blogging fête. Healthy food for children is a passion of mine. And I’m a big fan of Naomi Devlin’s blogging carnival, Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten Free!
Further, I was super inspired by Ali’s lunch packing chart and printed it out a moment after I saw it –what a resource! The chart went up on the fridge and my children were subsequently smitten as well.
The lunch that I have prepared for this blogging festival is simple and easy to make; a sandwich, fruit, veggie sticks and power bar. I like to keep things simple as the boys are responsible for packing their vitals every day before dinner (for the following day’s lunch). They make the grub, then I inspect the results, before the lunch is put into the fridge.
Here’s my favorite lunch menu (I have another one that was recently published by Parents Magazine.)
1 Vanilla Almond Butter and jelly sandwich on Udi’s Whole Grain Gluten Free Bread, or Sandwich Bread
1 organic apple
organic carrot and cucumber spears
1 power bar
In freebie news, I am giving away a copy of Ali’s book, The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook, which I highly recommend. Ali is a personal chef, author and formerly owned a personal chef business. Her gluten free recipes are wholesome and delicious. To win a copy of her book, leave a comment below letting us all know what your favorite lunch was as a child.
Update: this giveaway is now over and the winner was Alejandra!
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