Simple tips to pack a better midday meal

Since lunch is what keeps us going in the middle of meetings and school, it’s important to eat a well-balanced meal of protein, whole grains, and healthy fats for sustained energy.

Why It Matters

“The traditional school lunch of low quality refined breads and processed snacks is junk food. It often contains preservatives and colorings that have been linked to ADHD and lack of focus in children. For mental focus and maximum physical energy, kids need the myriad of nutrients found in plants and high quality proteins.” -Medical Expert Angela Hind, M.D.

Get more out of this midday meal with some of our favorite lunch ideas:

  • Use antibiotic-free lunch meat, like the humanely raised options from our friends at Applegate, to make low carb turkey roll-ups. Just wrap your favorite veggies and hummus or pesto in a piece of turkey and pack with fresh fruit and something crunchy.
  • A cold cut sandwich is a classic for a reason, and the right bread makes the meal. Made with whole grains and non-GMO ingredients, our Earth Fare Sandwich Bread is soft without falling apart. Pack veggies like sprouts, lettuce, and tomatoes on the side to add to your sandwich when you’re ready to eat so the bread doesn’t get soggy.
  • Pizza can be a healthy lunch when it’s loaded with fresh veggies. Take Earth Fare Mini Margherita or Gluten-Free Cheese Pizzas, and bake them with your favorite vegetables on top. For kids, let them pick their toppings for a fun, interactive family activity.
  • Don’t lose another half an avocado to brown spots with Calavo Personal Size Hass Avocados. The perfect serving size, fill each half with your favorite dip or deli salads, like chicken salad or salsa for an edible bowl.

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