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Saturday, April 23, 2022

How to Make Lunchtime Healthier

 This is an affiliated post. All opinions expressed are in agreement with my own. 

Lunch is an important meal of the day, and it’s a time when lots of people slip up regarding their health goals. That’s not what you want for your family, especially when you’re trying to keep your kids as healthy as possible. So what can you do to make sure that your family’s lunchtimes are kept healthy each and every day? That’s what we’re going to discuss today, so read on now.

Get the Kids Involved in Preparation

If you want to make sure that your kids really start to buy into the idea of eating fresh and healthy foods at lunch, you should try to get them involved in the whole process of cooking and preparing the food. You’ll want to make sure that your family is having fun with the process of eating healthily, and for young kids, that means getting their hands dirty and having fun with the prep work.

Combine Healthy Foods with the Foods You Know You Love

When you’re trying to get your kids to eat healthier foods at lunch, you sometimes have to get creative. Making a complete switch to a plateful of foods that they’re not familiar with can do more harm than good. They need a gradual transition, so try to introduce new healthy foods alongside the ones they already know. That works for anyone, not just kids.

Eat the Rainbow

One great rule to live by if you want to make your lunches more healthy is ‘eat the rainbow’. That means eating foods of all kinds of colors. Foods that are processed and unhealthy tend to be beige and boring to look at. You can make them much more colorful and visually appealing by adding more fresh vegetables to the plate and being creative with them. It’s definitely something to try out.

Try Some Different Soups

One great lunch concept is soup. It often contains lots of vegetables and other great nutrients, depending on how you make it. There are so many healthy soup recipes that taste great and make a healthy soup. You can pair them with some bread to make it a little more filling. This miso soup recipe is definitely one to try out if you haven’t done so already.

Plan Ahead

When you take the time to plan ahead and think about the lunches you and your family are going to eat, you’ll find it much easier to keep them healthy. When you’re always rushing and thinking of something to eat at the last minute, it’s so much easier to opt for something quick and unhealthy but that’s not good for your health or your family’s health.


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 A healthy lunchtime is an essential part of a healthy day, so be sure to make the most of the tips and ideas shared above if you’re looking to make lunchtime healthier for your kids and the whole family. And it’s just as important to make lunchtime fun, tasty and enjoyable as well. 


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