Need another quick, healthy kid lunch idea?
Here’s another one I threw together that was inspired by the hot lunch option of the day, which was English muffin pizzas. Noah’s lunch today was steak and grass-fed cheese melts on some Angelic Bakehouse sprouted hamburger buns. These buns make great options for making mini pizzas or melts for quick healthy lunches.
- grass-fed cheddar cheese
- Ribeye steak
- Angelic sprouted hamburger bun
- Cut steak into small pieces
- Cut bun in half and flatten each side a little bit.
- Shred the cheese.
- Layer the steak and cheese on the bun sides.
- In an oven on low (170 F – 200 F), let the melts sit in the oven until the cheese is melted over the steak and bread.
- Add some veggies or fruit as a side.
- Pack or enjoy!
Healthy, Fun Kid Lunch
My son’s daycare serves lunch to the kids, but I always send his lunch to be able to control the quality of ingredients and sugar content of the food. I also want to make sure I send him with a balanced lunch that has protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats.
So, what I like to do is to look at the calendar for what they are serving and make him something that is a version of what other kids would be having. It is fun for me and makes food fun for him.
One day, the school was having Sloppy Joe french fries. Here is my SUPER SIMPLE and healthier take on that kid friendly meal.
- 1/2 cup meat- finely diced rotisserie chicken, ground beef, ground turkey
- plate full of oven fries cooked in just olive oil and sea salt
- 1/2 cup – 1 cup sugar free ketchup – Brand options: good food for good, tessamae’s, primal kitchen
- Cook meat and chop. Measure out 1/2 cup.
- Cook fries per the directions on the bag.
- Mix the meat with the ketchup in a bowl.
- Top the fries with the saucy meat mixture.
- Serve, or pack it up to send to school with some veggies.
Let’s talk CALCIUM and MAGNESIUM!
It is very important that everyone gets the right form, especially growing kids. Their nervous systems rely heavily on these two minerals, the calming minerals. They utilize high amounts of these minerals for their growing bodies and bones, and to be honest, our typical diets are deficient in the BIO-AVAILABLE forms of these CRUCIAL minerals.
Why Take Calcium and Magnesium?
Does you child struggle with sleep? Hyperactivity? Sensitivities to the environment like noise? Constipation? They may suffer from these deficiencies.
The Paramin that I use contains:
- Vitamin D (cholecalciferol)
- Calcium chelate and malate
- Magnesium chelate and dimagnesium malate
- Boron (helps the body utilize the above minerals)
Sometimes to get supplements into little ones I mix them into food since not every kid can swallow a pill.
Giving Kids Supplements
This is my son’s breakfast for the day –
- grass-fed yogurt
- roasted almond butter
- raw honey
- his supplements.
This really helps him with his sleep and his sensitivity to noise.
To order Paramin: http://www.arltma.com/Supplements/Product_Catalog/Minerals.html#paramin
Please contact me if you would like to run a hair mineral analysis test on you or a family member to assess their specific needs!