I stumbled upon an inspiring mom blog the other day: “my toddler’s lunchbox,” where a working mom chronicles what’s inside her son’s (he’s two) lunchbox. This is no ordinary lunchbox — I doubt most adult lunches are this healthy.
Every week day there is a close-up photo along with a detailed description of each food item (usually four items) as well as a rundown of what is eaten and what is left behind.
Here’s a sampling of food items:
- smoked salmon
- boiled and mashed broccoli with olive oil and raw pressed garlic
- sliced cucumbers
- sundried apricots
- fresh papaya swirls
- whole wheat pasta with spinach sauce
Most of the food that “mamajon” puts in her son’s lunchbox are things regular moms don’t even attempt to feed our kids at home, let alone prepare an exquisite meal the night before.
Here’s how “mamajon” explains her site:
This blog is about refusing to settle a junkfood lunchbox. it is about taking the time to create something healthy and interesting. it is a daily challenge, but our priority is to have a healthy and energetic toddler and we try our best to stay away from the following:
- pre-packaged foods or canned goods
- foods containing colourings, E-numbers or additives”
Quite ambitious, and it looks like, so far, this mom is finding a way to make healthy eating a priority in her family. We should all be inspired.