In our opulent society we have the opportunity to literally eat something new with every single meal throughout our entire lives. Granted you’d have to be one heck of a cook pull that off or rich to afford eating out that much, but you could do it.
It doesn’t seem like a good idea to me, though, especially if you have children. Setting kids up with expectations of such vast and unnatural variety might just set them up for failure later. When they no longer have their parent’s to support their eating habits, they will turn to fast food and packaged foods to keep up with their predilection for variety.
Not to say that variety is bad – definitely not – but there is a level at which it just becomes extravagant.
So, while I show new lunches here every week, please don’t get the idea that you have to send your kids to school with something new to eat each day. My daughter eats the same things over and over and every once in a while I come up with a new idea.
Lunch Box 1:
- Chicken soup with extra lard. I throw chicken thighs into the crock pot with no herbs or veggies since I’m allergic but normal people would add vegetables and herbs for flavor. If your chicken is not truly free range, i.e. they eat a diet of grains and soy, remove the chicken fat when the pot cools because it will be high in omega-6. I then add high omega-3 lard back to it so as to avoid eating low fat.
- Cantaloup and avocado.
- Lime in the soup for flavor and on the avocado to keep it from turning brown.
Lunch Box 2:
- Sliced turkey from Whole Foods with sliced red pepper and romaine lettuce
- 1/2 orange
- plantain fried in lard