Making whole foods based lunches for your children may be challenging if you have a picky eater, but you can use lunchtime as an opportunity to educate your children on how the food they eat can affect how they feel and perform.
Encourage your kids to be the ones to choose what goes into their lunches from whole food options that you give them. This way, the food will actually stand a chance of getting eaten. Don’t get caught up in the fact that lunches for you or your kids have to be fancy. Often times the simpler the better…ensure there is protein, vegetables, healthy fat, and fruit or a starchy carbohydrate.
Below are some suggestions of whole food and more optimal processed foods.