Previously, I have shared with you what my kids like to eat, and even what they take to school in their lunch box. Their diet is probably best described as 80/20, with 80 percent being paleo and 20 percent being gluten-free. I’m trying harder and harder to make sure that that 80/20 becomes 90/10, but gluten-free is still something that’s easier to manage when they are out with friends.
In previous posts I have shared with you lunch box recipes that will keep your little ones full throughout their busy days. Today, I thought I would share with you what those grain free lunch boxes actually end up looking like.
All of these items can be prepared in advance and quickly popped into the lunch box by yourself or the child. Most mornings my cherubs actually put their snack items into their own lunch boxes. It gives them some feeling of control, allowing for their individuals tastes or preferences, but it is also one less thing for me to do on already busy mornings.
The other day I was talking about what my kids eat. I mentioned that I do a lot of baking for their lunch boxes and almost always my baking goodies are Paleo. Though that can be hard. Most of Paleo baking uses nuts; nut flours/meals or nut spreads. With nuts not being allowed in schools, this limits what I can use in baking.
I shared with you a ‘Healthy Paleo Lunch Box’ challenge earlier this year, where I posted 5 snack recipe ideas that were all nut free. If you search for ‘lunch box’ in the right hand menu you will be able to see these suggestions. Even with these recipes, you can easily get stuck for snack ideas that fill up your little ones lunch box, that are healthy and tasty.
So today I came up with this recipe for Paleo Lemon Muffins. I have way too many lemons in my fruit bowl, so instead of letting them go to waste, I baked.