Mom was hailed a ‘hero’ after sharing a photo of the lunchbox she sends her son to school with: ‘I pick my battles’
- A mum has been hailed a ‘hero’ after sharing a basic lunch she makes for her son
- Many have been quick to say that the lunch box is deceptively healthy
A mum has been hailed as a ‘hero’ after sharing a photo of the lunchbox she sends her son to school with.
Sarah, a mother of two in Australia, said she was tired of seeing all the adorable bento-style lunch boxes often posted on social media, and so she wanted to show exactly what she’s feeding her child.
Sarah writes: “Posting so others don’t feel guilty. Yes, I like to offer my child a variety of healthy goodies, but I have a very picky eater who prefers simple, boring lunches.
She added, “I pick my battles.”
The lunch Sarah sent to school consisted of a sandwich covered in cling wrap, a pear, and a box of Mamie rice sticks.
A mum has been hailed as a ‘hero’ after sharing a photo of the lunchbox she sends her son to school with (lunchbox pictured)
It wasn’t long before her posts were inundated with comments from thousands of other parents praising Sarah’s honesty.
One mom wrote, “You’ll be happy with simplicity over the years, trust me.”
I love simplicity. Another added.
A third wrote: “My daughter is 5 years old and has had a Vegemite sandwich every single day since Kindergarten. She will randomly change it but it always reverts back to Vegemite sanga.
The same parent added that you don’t have to be ‘fancy’ and that she always sends ‘the same thing’ consisting of a sandwich, an apple, two cucumbers, a homemade two-ingredient banana oatmeal bar, a homemade chocolate ball, and a homemade chocolate ball. popcorn box
Others have said that the lunch box is actually healthier than she credits herself with, given the fruit, complex carbs, and snacks it contains.
“I had lunches like this growing up.” I am amazed at how much food kids take to school for lunch these days. I couldn’t even eat all of it, someone wrote.
Previously, registered dietitian Sydney Lee Holmes (pictured) shared the formula for the perfect lunchbox — and said as many different ingredients as possible should be used.
What does the ideal school lunch box contain?
Whole grain or sourdough bread: Slow-release carbohydrates help stabilize blood sugar levels.
* Protein: Lean meat, salmon, tuna, eggs, or tofu help with alertness and stamina.
* Healthy fats: Things like sunflower seeds, avocados, and pumpkin seeds increase satiety, help stabilize kids’ moods, and increase their focus.
* Vegetables x 2-3: Foods such as bell peppers, carrots, mashed potatoes, and cucumbers contain the fiber, vitamins, and minerals that kids need to keep their immune systems healthy.
Previously, Sydney-based nutritionist Lee Holmes shared the perfect formula for the perfect lunchbox.
“A nutritionally balanced lunch box should contain a combination of foods from different food groups,” Lee previously told FEMAIL.
She recommends eating plant-based foods like fresh juices and smoothies, chopped vegetables, hummus and seeds, as well as blueberries and strawberries over jams and jellies.
“Using different types of fruits, vegetables, seeds, coconut flakes, full-fat dairy foods rich in calcium, and protein-rich foods such as meat, eggs, seed butter, legumes, tuna, and oily fish,” the nutritionist advised.
They will need some kind of healthy carbs and fats to ensure they stay full throughout the day.
Things like sunflower seeds, avocados, and pumpkin seeds can increase feelings of fullness, help stabilize children’s moods, and increase their focus.