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Seven Healthy Lunchbox Ideas

Note from Joy: WARNING -- You will likely be hungry after viewing all these healthy lunchbox ideas! Even though these are lunches naturopath Dr. La made for
Apr 6, 2015 | Du La

Note from Joy: WARNING -- You will likely be hungry after viewing all these healthy lunchbox ideas! Even though these are lunches naturopath Dr. La made for her daughter, they are healthy ideas for adults too. Did I mention deeeeelicious? You'll notice they do not contain recipes, that's because these are just idea to inspire and motivate you in the kitchen. There are literally hundreds of recipes here on Joyous Health and in my book. Most of all, I hope you feel inspired to EAT A RAINBOW!

Lunch Day 1

Baked butternut squash, pork chops and steamed broccoli. Plus our usual snacks of fresh fruit (apples and orange slices) and raw veggies (celery and red peppers).

Lunch Day 2

My favourite healthy lunch to pack, leftovers!

Some chicken marbella with roasted sweet potatoes, salad of baby greens, red cabbage, carrots and apples. The dressing is simply extra-virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar and a touch of maple syrup. Snacks of our homemade apple sauce and vegetable sticks.

I truly feel lunch should be this healthy all the time for kids. This will keep them growing, learning and playing at their best!

Lunch Day 3

Another rainbow for lunch! Carrot, Parsnip & Apple Soup with raw broccoli, yellow and orange peppers and hummus dip, fruit salad of apples, kiwis and pomegranates.

We like to pack warm soup on chilly spring days to warm up or little one. It keeps her immunity strong and is loaded with vitamin C.

Lunch Day 4

Being a working mom is a major juggling act but I do the best I can. I try to spend one afternoon a month volunteering at our big girl’s school and it’s really such a treat for me.

Here’s our big girl’s healthy lunch for the day: Grilled steak with orzo and an arugula salad (dressed with extra-virgin olive oil and squeeze of lemon juice). Snacks of blueberries and kiwis and a home made, nut-free trail mix of pepitas, sunflower seeds, coconut flakes and a medjol date.

Lunch Day 5

Here it is. Our big girl’s vegetarian healthy lunch for the day. It’s loaded with vegetables since they were lacking in our meals yesterday. It’s all about balance!

Edamame with roasted sweet potato, cauliflowerand broccoli. Vanilla baked pears with cinnamon and orange slices.

Lunch Day 6

Another healthy lunch for a growing girl: Sheppard’s pie with sweet potato and roasted rapini. Snacks of kiwis and apples.

If you haven’t tried making Shepperd’s pie with sweet potato, I would highly recommend it. Not only does it taste so much better, you’re getting more vitamin C and vitamin A with a lower glycemic index than regular potatoes.

Lunch Day 7

This healthy lunch was a lot more involved than I usually make but I felt like Supermom this morning so I went for it. In the maki, I rolled avocado, orange peppers, organic fried eggs, red rice and brown rice with a generous sprinkling of black sesame seeds.

Black sesame seeds are a great source of calcium, magnesium, zinc and copper.

Apr 6, 2015 BY Du La
Alex   •   April 7, 2015

Thanks for sharing! Excellent ideas to eat with a healthy way every single day! Excellent blog! I simply love it

Joy McCarthy   •   April 7, 2015

Onlyessential   •   April 7, 2015

I LIKE this very delicious and healthy recipes. Yummy, yummy, yummy.. :-). I cannot wait to try this and SHARE it to my friends. Thanks for this amazing recipes.


Elizabeth Johnson   •   April 7, 2015

Yum yum yum!! These are my kind of lunch ideas:) I'll be trying these for sure!


Emily   •   April 8, 2015

Love the ideas! Also think the lunch box is super funcional. Where is the lunch box/containers from?

Kate McDonald Walker   •   April 8, 2015

Lorraine Sparra   •   April 8, 2015

How do I print these recipes?

Kate McDonald Walker   •   April 8, 2015

Olivia   •   April 13, 2015

The colors are amazing and the recipies seem to be delicious! Great for a healthy efficient diet. Thank you for inspiring people like me :) !


Esthetiris   •   April 17, 2015

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Rebecca Oosterhuis   •   September 6, 2015

These lunches look so great!!! I was just curious, do you send them cold? My daughter is going into junior kindergarten this year and I'm a little confused as to how to send meat dishes to school...I could put it in a thermos I guess but from these images it looks like they're just eaten cold?? I'm so confused!! lol

Kate McDonald Walker   •   September 6, 2015

Docteur Mellouli   •   September 10, 2015

Waw it seems to be very delicious! Thanks for the share

Kate McDonald Walker   •   September 10, 2015

Monika   •   April 13, 2016

Hi- these look amazing. Just wondering if you daughter eats all this because if so thats amazing. My son started JK this year and being a naturopath I am always struggling with lunches as I try to make them healthy. But I find he won't eat anything cold (leftover like) except for a few meats I have packed. Any tips - does that lunch container keep things warm? He ate great as a toddler- now a bit more picky with bursts and seeds etc but generally still a great diner veggie eater. Thanks

Heather Allen   •   April 14, 2016

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Heather Allen   •   August 11, 2016

Christine   •   March 18, 2019

Hi joy - for the sushi rolls, do you make the rice as though its typical sushi rice mixed with rice vinegar and sugar or do you just put plain steamed rice in the rolls?

Joy McCarthy   •   March 18, 2019

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