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    Deli ham, spread with cream cheese - rolled up.

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    Wonderful ideas friends! I'm trying to implement this way of life for not only for my husband but my children too!

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    Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary

    She posts pictures and details of her toddler's lunch boxes a lot, it might give you some ideas

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    I love Primal Kitchen!

    What you're gonna wanna do is this.

    Stand up.
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    Grab your wallet and keys.
    Go to your local book store or library.
    Get Everyday Paleo.
    Read it THOROUGHLY.
    TWICE.

    It's amazing! It's even got a meal plan/grocery list for a month, as well as snacks & meals for kids to take to school. I just got my copy yesterday and can't say enough about it. Other than \o/ (throw my hands up with a big "WOOT!")
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    don't forget about using a thermos. I send my kids chili, soups, even cut up sausages in a thermos. Whatever you kids like and can be adapted to your diet. I've found that when the other stuff isn't in the house the kids are way easier to feed the good stuff! They seem to figure it out, and out of sight out of mind...

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    I second the Primal Kitchen blog as well as Everyday Paleo.

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    We are learning here and not even close to perfect. I started packing my kids lunches this week. I figure, anything I send from home is WAY better than them eating at school. They do love their PB&J, so I give them that on sprouted grain bread, then they get uncured pepperoni slices, carrots, celery, cheese stick, and fruit (like berries, grapes, clementine, kiwi etc.) and a bottle of water. It's not perfect, but is is a LOT better than the slop they get at school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanuaryEmber View Post
    We are learning here and not even close to perfect. I started packing my kids lunches this week. I figure, anything I send from home is WAY better than them eating at school. They do love their PB&J, so I give them that on sprouted grain bread, then they get uncured pepperoni slices, carrots, celery, cheese stick, and fruit (like berries, grapes, clementine, kiwi etc.) and a bottle of water. It's not perfect, but is is a LOT better than the slop they get at school.
    You think slop is bad? My friend told me recently that at her Kindergartener's school, they eliminated hot meals all together. EVERY SINGLE THING SOLD TO EAT is in a PACKAGE! Yuck. She sends real food with her daughter for lunch, and she gets made fun of...and we live in Seattle. A progressive city, obsessed with fitness and nutrition, and it's this bad. Disturbing.

    My daughter is only 2 right now and already loves the junk food she steals from her other toddler friends Also, she can't have dairy so half the ideas in this thread don't work for her. I got a few good ideas though.

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    Sliced Apples, Carrots, Bell Peppers, GreenLight Jerky, cheese, strawberries, sweet potato fries, ground beef, fish and chicken are some of my 2.5 year old sons favorite Primal snacks
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    My kids are 8 and 12. The 12 year old is fairly adventurous but the 8 year is very picky (but then, the 12 year old was at that age too so I'm hopeful )

    Neither of them are eating this way full time, I'm just making an effort to give them more protein and fat. But I don't want to make it a fight so if they ask for grains I give it to them.

    My 8 year old will eat very little in the way of protein unfortunately. He likes cheese (mainly cheese sticks but also cheddar and goat gouda). He eats pepperoni happily, which has sugar, but not much. Other than that, he will eat any chicken product that has been breaded and fried by a drive through, lol! I've tried many types of homemade chicken nuggets (even with breading - before I went primal) and he doesn't like any of them. I think they tasted pretty good but he's right in that they don't taste like mcnuggets.

    My 12 year old is a lot easier. She will eat the above but also likes things like tinned sardines (she likes the skinless and boneless ones though) and salmon in any form. The other day she tried lox for the first time and loved it. We made little canapes with cucumbers spread with cream cheese and lox. She tried it and said it was ok, and then proceeded to eat the rest of the lox plain. She'll also eat prosciutto but will carefully peel off the fat (!!!) first. And she loves bacon. My 8 year old won't even eat bacon, can you imagine??? Silly boy You know, if they like cold bacon, that could go in a lunchbox.

    Hardboiled eggs are good to carry in a lunch box. Peel them first and put a little bit of salt (if they eat it - my 12 y/o prefers hers plain) on the side.

    Fruits and veggies I've never had a problem getting them to eat at least. Neither of my kids particularly like salad (though the 12 year old will eat it). They prefer veggies they can eat by hand. Sugar snap peas travel well. Bell pepper slices, cucumber slices, carrot sticks, raw green beans.

    A new snack we found from a LC blog is apples dusted with cinnamon. With the sweetness of the apple you don't need any sugar. My 8 year old really likes these.

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