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5 Days of Healthy Packed Lunches

Maia James | Gimme the Good Stuff
Written by Maia, President & Founder

I hope you all are having a wonderfully relaxing holiday break! I always enjoy the week where my kids have lots of new stuff to play with from Christmas, and stop asking for screens!

If you’re like me, you’re also spending this week getting organized–from new toy storage systems to winter gear organization to getting your various resolutions or intentions for 2018 set up for success.

One thing I’m doing this week is getting organized for packing healthful lunches for my kids once school starts again.

I would love to hear about some of your go-to healthy or sort-of healthy lunch ideas for kids. If you need inspiration, below is a week of real lunches I packed for my kids. They aren’t all as perfectly healthful as I might wish, but this is my reality as I try to #staysane! Please share your own ideas in the comments!

Day 1:

Day 2:

Day 3:

Day 4:

Day 5:

  • Banana
  • Homemade trail mix (O’s, raisins, roasted almonds)
  • Sliced cheese
  • Blackberries
  • Spelt pretzels
  • Spiralized carrots

(On this day, they were also getting school lunch, which was a hamburger, so this was a smaller lunch).

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Stay sane,





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2 responses to “5 Days of Healthy Packed Lunches”

  1. Nicole

    What are your thoughts on the honest juice. I saw the flavored water and want to try that. But my son loves the honest and because i can buy local its been his regular school drink.

    1. Maia James

      I think it’s Good as far as juices go (meaning, should still be a treat, not a daily drink).

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