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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 girls school and its really such a treat for me.
Heres our big girls 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 girls vegetarian healthy lunch for the day. Its loaded with vegetables since they were lacking in our meals yesterday. Its 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: Sheppards pie with sweet potato and roasted rapini. Snacks of kiwis and apples.
If you havent tried making Shepperds pie with sweet potato, I would highly recommend it. Not only does it taste so much better, youre 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.
Thanks for sharing! Excellent ideas to eat with a healthy way every single day! Excellent blog! I simply love itReply
Thanks so much Alex!! Glad you are enjoying my blog. These meal ideas are SO yummy!
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Love the ideas! Also think the lunch box is super funcional. Where is the lunch box/containers from?Reply
Hi Emily, You can get containers like these from LunchBots: http://www.lunchbots.com/ Kate - Joyous Health Team
How do I print these recipes?Reply
Hi Lorraine, Since the lunch ideas in this particular post weren't recipes per se, we didn't put them in the recipe card format. You'll need to print the page from your browser's File>Print menu in this case. Kate - Joyous Health Team
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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!! lolReply
Hi Rebecca, Yup, they can be eaten cold. Kate - Joyous Health Team
Waw it seems to be very delicious! Thanks for the shareReply
You're very welcome! Kate - Joyous Health Team
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. ThanksReply
Hi Monika! I've used these containers before and they will keep things relatively warm for a few hours but not pipping hot. Perhaps investing in a thermos would be a good option but hopefully with the warmer weather, your son will adapt to enjoying cooler foods as well! All the best :) Heather- Joyous Health team
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So glad you enjoyed it :) Heather- Joyous Health Team
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?Reply
This isn't my recipe but both ways work actually! It's up to you. If you want to avoid white sugar, you could also use a bit of maple syrup.