Coming up with varied, balanced, quick and easy lunch box meals that children will actually eat is a daily challenge for parents around the world. And when by necessity or because of dietary preference you’re trying to avoid all processed foods as well as grains, gluten, dairy and/or nuts then things can get especially tough. The key to success with a kids paleo lunch box is preparation, preparation and more preparation!
All Chef Dom’s lunch boxes are gluten free and grain free (pseudo grain free too for the most part) and the majority are also dairy and nut free (the latter purely because of the allergy issue with kids in schools). They’re also easy to prepare in advance (usually we make them up the night before) and travel well.
Kids Real Food Lunch Box:
Today in Chef Dom’s PlanetBox lunch box was left overs from some cheeses we were gifted to us. We don’t usually have that much dairy and I avoid it myself now but Dom seems Ok with moderate amounts. So we have:
- Egg Sushi Rolls
- Oven Baked Broccoli with Coconut Oil
- Blue Cheese & Cherry Tomato Kebabs
- Pan Fried Haloumi & Roasted Red Capsicum
- Green Olives
To make the egg sushi rolls simply scramble 2 eggs in bowl add some salt and pepper and then cook as one big omelette in pan then roll up and cut. Easy!
Paleo for kids – what does it mean?
Eating “paleo” for us means eating REAL FOODS that are nutrient dense, rich in protein and healthy fats, and low in processed sugar. It means ditching the traditional packets from kids lunch boxes. Paleo is not about rigid dogma but a template to find out what works best for the individual. Find out more here about how we eat and why.
If you’re interested in learning more about how you can get your family to ditch packet foods for real foods – get your FREE webinar and eBook at as part of the Paleo Family Toolkit.