Monday, January 26, 2009

Healthier Kids

I need mom advice.

Whenever Twinkle's behavior is off, my gut reaction is, "she needs to eat healthier food." I'm working on having healthier snacks available at home. Now I need help with school food.

I've fallen into a pattern with school lunches of picking various prepackaged foods and dropping them into her lunch box. Some of them "seem" healthy, or at least not unhealthy, but I do wonder about what has been done to that food and how healthy it really is.

We are vegetarians, so I can't send a turkey and cheese sandwich to school with her. I send milk and cheese to school, but I'd like to send more protein with her. The girl doesn't really like peanut butter/jelly sandwiches. I used to send a boiled egg, which she likes, but I need more variety.

Help! How do you keep you kids healthy?

7 comments:

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

You are SO going to love this woman!

http://veganlunchbox.blogspot.com/

I have the laptop lunch box. I like it a lot but it really is geared for kids I think.

Go through her recipes. She posted her son's lunch each day and the recipes. Then she told us how the son rated everything. She is vegetarian.

I do not have her cookbook but I think it would be great!

Heather said...

Get one of those Funtainer things. They're like a themos, but for food. You can warm stuff up at home in the morning, put it in there and it's still warm at lunch time.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

LOL..I knew you were going to love that site!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

If you are interested in a laptop lunch box...let me know okay? Do not go and buy one!!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

She must be a hoot. I might have a deal for you. I have the laptop lunch with the carrying bag and an extra set of containers. I used it MAYBE 5 times.

IF you are interested...and you would not hurt my feelings if you are not...I would consider a barter...like for credit in your etsy shop? Just something for you think about and you will NOT hurt my feelings if you do not want to do it.

My email: princessandthebeads@gmail.com

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I am so excited!! I will take a picture of all that I have tonight and get it sent to you. That way you will know more about what you are getting into. ~grins~

ElastiGirl said...

the non-teen packed the individual cups of peanut butter and celery or carrot sticks fooorrreeverrr (he doesn't like pb&j either)- i had two of them for lunch on Monday - really good.
Had lunch at the hari krishna vegetarian buffet today & thought of you!!