So, in order to make a “complete” lunchbox we could have 3 columns, for example, I could choose the following options for each:
And then just ad one of each column. We could start in order or start mixing and change some “part” for equivalents. I could, for example, choose “wheat” and instead of the tortilla, use it to cook something with eggs and veggies and make, a veggie lasagne, for example. In the last column, I could choose more than one option to make a salad. I could converge tree “ingredients” into a sandwich and so on.
The amount to send will depend on each child, we are used to the “1/2 fruits and/or veggies + ¼ protein +1/4 carbs” distribution of the “healthy plate” but, that works better for 8 years old and older. In little children it will depend on the other meals. Does my child have for breakfast the same distributions, or does she/he skip the fruit or the protein? In that case we could send the extra fruit in the lunchbox.
Does my child have enough time to eat her lunchbox in the school? Maybe I should prioritise what makes her feel satisfied? Does he eat enough veggies and fruits at home? What is easier for him to eat at the school?
A few tips:
I hope it helps!
MBA Lic. Martha Neves
MBA Licenciada en Nutrición con más de 19 años de experiencia directa con niños, empresaria, docente universitaria y mamá.
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