Low-Carb Kids 6 – 1 Month of Low-Carb Lunches for Kids

Low Carb Kids 6 :: 1 month of school lunchbox ideas. These are are all low carb,
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collage of containers showing 1-month low-carb lunch ideas for kids
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collage of containers showing 1-month low-carb lunch ideas for kids
collage of containers showing 1-month low-carb lunch ideas for kids
empty lunch box container with 1-month low-carb lunch ideas for kids
collage of containers showing 1-month low-carb lunch ideas for kids

All children will benefit from lowering their carbs. Figuring out what to put inside low-carb lunches for kids is a great way to start!

So stop the 7 am panic, figuring out what to pack. This has everything you’ll ever need to start making healthy lunch boxes today.

In this post you’ll find:

  • The effect of sugar on our growing children
  • FREE Low-Carb Lunch Box group – packed with ideas and helpful practical tips
  • How much hidden-sugar is in your children’s lunch box?
  • How to find additional resources for low-carb kids
  • The best items for low-carb lunches for kids
  • 1-month lunch box ideas – the exact packing plan PLUS FREE printable lunch box planner list and recipes
  • FREE guidebook to reducing sugar from your children PLUS 50 snack ideas
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1 Month Of School Low-Carb Lunches for Kids

Everyone benefits from reducing their sugar, processed carbs and junk food.

Many critics are confused and think when we say low-carb kids we mean NO carbs kids. It is also a myth that eating low-carb is restrictive, difficult, and lacking in nutrition.

Simply going back to real whole foods is what we are suggesting. It’s a great option for both you and your children. Quality protein, healthy fats and nutrient-dense carbs from vegetables, nuts, seeds, berries and low-sugar fruits.

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You will notice from the images below, that some of the lunchboxes contain items that are higher carb than you and I may have in our day, but my emphasis is on whole food that is lower in carbs.

Whilst most children live off a diet of bread, juice, chocolate, granola bars, fruit yoghurt, goldfish, crisps and sugary drinks, the lunch boxes below are a far cry from that and are based on unprocessed food with nutrition, quality protein and healthy fats.

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The effect of sugar on our kiddos

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When children aren’t on the sugar roller coaster, concentration is more sustained, behaviour improved and their nutrition is phenomenal.

There are so many hidden sugars in foods these days (see below), especially ‘health’ foods. Sauces, cereals, muesli bars, dried fruit and all the other “standard choices” are high sugar sources.

The World Health Organisation recommends no more than 12g sugar a day (3 tsp) for children, but this is exceeded each morning on cereal or toast alone, let alone toppings you might add.

It is the accumulation of sugars throughout the day that are concerning experts. Diet has a huge impact on brain development. Not only do we not realise how much sugar our children are consuming, but the effect it will cause is still unknown.

Read more: Are you overdosing your kids on sugar?

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Low-Carb Lunch Box Group

If you are just starting out and are beginning to pack healthy sugar-free lunch boxes, you’ll need lots of help.

You need to join my Low-Carb Lunch Club and my closed group – Low-Carb Lunch Boxes. 

They are packed with fun simple ideas and helpful practical tips

Come and see what I pack every day in my closed group – Low-Carb Lunch Boxes. 

Come and join in the fun. I’ll see you there.

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How much hidden-sugar is in your children’s lunch box?

These fabulous graphics are from “That Sugar Film”. One man embarks on a journey of high sugar diet by eating “healthy foods” but are actually laden with hidden sugar such as low-fat yoghurt, muesli bars, juices, and cereals.

We buy low-fat healthy products in the belief they are better for us, but take a look at the label of some health products and prepare to be amazed.

Healthy options of juice and smoothies are also laden with sugar. Fruit juice contains as much sugar as fizzy drinks.

I know parents already have enough on their plate, so my goal with these low-carb lunches for kids is to make healthy eating extra-simple.

Always check labels fr hidden sugars such as dried apple syrup, honey, coconut sugar, corn syrup, concentrated fruit juice, dried fruit, fructose powder, HFCS.

In fact, there are more than 50 names for sugar.

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Low-Carb Kids Guides – the complete series

Take a look at my other articles on Low-Carb Kids and How To Start Low-Carb.

  • Low-Carb Kids Page
  • Low-Carb Kids 1 – tips and tricks
  • Low-Carb Kids 2 – a printable guide to get your children involved.How to plan your lunchbox each day.
  • Low-Carb Kids 3 – 2 weeks of school lunches and how to plan them.
  • Low-Carb Kids 4 – how to make a low-carb lunchbox
  • Low-Carb Kids 5 – healthy sugar-free after school snacks
  • Low-Carb Kids – free printable PDF healthy sugar-free after school snacks
  • Low-Carb Kids 7 – My guest post on Diet Dr, “How To Raise Children On Real Low-Carb Food”.
  • Low-Carb Kids 8 – How to help your child eat real food – with an action plan

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The Best Items in Low-Carb Lunches for Kids

These low-carb kid-friendly meals are easy to put together. You can even mix and match items from the list below to create a bento box of sorts.

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Protein

I always pack the protein in my children’s lunch boxes first. It makes up the majority of their lunch box then I plan and pack the other vegetables, fruit and snacks next.

Read more: What does 30g protein look like?

Vegetables 

Read more: The Ultimate Guide To Vegetables

  • peppers/capsicums
  • olives
  • salsa
  • avocado
  • salad
  • lettuce
  • cucumber
  • cherry tomatoes
  • carrot sticks

TOP TIP: Try to cut your veggies in different ways. Your children might just love carrot sticks, but not carrot slices. Or how about shredded carrots instead? Cucumber sliced or sticks. Cherry tomatoes whole or halved.

Fruit

Read more: The Ultimate Guide To Fruit

  • frozen berries
  • kiwifruit
  • small apple
  • small pear
  • blueberries

TOP TIP: grapes and tropical fruit such as pineapple and mango are much higher in naturals sugars. So be mindful of how much your children are eating. Sugar is sugar.

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Additional Tips and Tricks:

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  • Leftovers are KING!!! Try and make double dinners, or put a tray of chicken strips or sausages in the oven when the oven is on, then lunch is sorted for the next few days.
  • I often use meat as a wrap with the filling inside. My children have started to love huge slices of lettuce for the ‘bread’ with cheese or ham inside.
  • Processed meat – there is a lot of controversy regarding processed meat. There are many studies that are for/against nitrates/nitrites found in meat. We eat meat that has been processed as little as possible. Buy ham off the bone rather than the shaped luncheon slices, buy bacon with no preservatives and sugar, and buy meat as close to nature intended it. 
  • How low-carb you want to go depends on what your goals are. Those who are diabetic will restrict their carbs more strictly. Those who want to help their child lose weight or other health issues will set their own goals and limits. It’s all about being “carb appropriate”.
  • Nut allergies – remember to check if your school has a nut-free policy. My 8-year-old is at Primary School so is not allowed to take nuts, whereas for my 11 and 13 yr old it is permitted. The lunch boxes above are from all 3 children and abide by their school policies (I wish there were a sugar-free policy).

If your child attends a school that has a nut-free policy, I have created an entire coconut flour recipe index for you.

More Low-Carb Coconut Flour Recipes …

Leave a comment on what you add to your school lunches, we’d love to hear:

Easy Lunch Boxes

Which lunch box you choose will be dependant n the age and dexterity of your child, and whether they prefer a hot, cold or room temperature lunch box.

These are my favourite low-carb lunch box gadgets.

1-month lunch box ideas – the exact packing plan

You can see the images of my lunchboxes I packed over the past few weeks.

Here is your plan for 1 month of low-carb lunch box ideas.

The handy table shows you what to include in 1-month lunch boxes:

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PROTEIN VEGGIES FRUIT EXTRAS
1 Chicken drumsticks Cucumber slices Strawberries Cheese & pork rinds
2 Pepperoni & cheese kebabs Carrot sticks Blueberries Grain-free granola bar
3 Pizza chaffles & pepperoni Cherry tomatoes Raspberries Natural yoghurt
4 Almond flour bread & sliced meat Cucumber sticks Grapes Fried halloumi “chips” & salsa
5 Salmon & cream cheese bites Yellow pepper slices Small apple Coconut flour choc chip cookies
6 Spinach and feta pie Lettuce chunks Strawberries
7 Lamb kebabs & dip Carrot sticks Blueberries Grain-free granola bar
8 Pepperoni & cheese kebabs Asparagus spears Raspberries Cream cheese dip
9 Keto bagels & cream cheese Cherry tomatoes Small pear Natural yoghurt
10 Chicken drumsticks Yellow pepper slices Strawberries Coconut flour choc chip cookies
11 Salmon & cream cheese bites Cucumber sticks Blueberries Sugar-free Louise slice
12 Lamb kebabs & dip Red pepper slices Raspberries Grain-free granola bar
13 Cheesy chicken meatballs Celery, cream cheese and walnuts Small pear Nut-free “peanut butter” cookies.
14 Meatloaf cupcakes Cherry tomatoes Mandarin Cream cheese dip
15 Chicken nuggets Celery, cream cheese and walnuts Strawberries Cheese sticks & salsa
16 Ham & egg cups Asparagus spears Blueberries Cheese cubes & olives
17 Pepperoni & cheese kebabs Cherry tomatoes Raspberries Natural yoghurt
18 Salmon & cream cheese bites Red pepper slices Small apple Grain-free granola bar
19 Cauliflower sushi Lettuce chunks Mandarin Fried halloumi “chips” & salsa
20 Pizza pockets Celery, cream cheese and walnuts Strawberries Keto pizza scrolls

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Printable list and recipes

Below are the recipes for the 1-month lunch box packing plan.

LUNCHBOX – PROTEIN RECIPES

LUNCHBOX – “EXTRAS” RECIPES

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Other FAQs About Kids’ Lunches:

What are some kid-friendly low-carb drinks I can pack for school?

Again, the best options are sometimes the most simple ones. I am a big fan of flavoured water for school-aged children.
A stainless steel container with a built-in straw is an eco-friendly, healthy option for any age.

If you really want to jazz it up, you could make something such as this berry chia fresca. I would recommend this as an occasional treat rather than the day to day norm, however.

How can I keep my child’s low-carb school lunch warm or cool?

An insulated lunch box or a thermos will help keep lunch warm (insulated) or cool with a chiller block. That being said, all of the lunches above work well even at room temperature!

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As you can see, creating healthy, wholesome low-carb lunches for kids is simple, delicious, and fun! Enjoy.

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