#LunchBoxLove: What Are You Serving?

by Mindy Lockard on September 25, 2012

This week’s Gracious Living focus is on what we are serving, sending and saying in our kids’ lunches. Now I’m not a nutritionist, but I am a mom.  I have first hand experience in the power that good, real food plays in the life of my children. There is a direct connection to food and behavior. And because behavior is near and dear to my gracious heart, the type of food we serve our children can’t be overlooked.

Sometimes packing lunches can feel like one more thing on a very long “to do” list. But the food that fuels our children during the school day, is important to what they learn and the attitudes they have during the day.

Have you ever felt cranky due to low blood sugar?

Our kids do to.

Protein is power when it comes to helping our kids stay attentive and kind.

So my mannerly mother friends, let’s share our lunch packing ideas. I’ll share mine, and I’d love to hear yours. In fact if you drop a note below, on facebook or twitter with the hashtag #LunchBoxLove you can enter to win a beautiful Sheaffer pen. Perfect for writing our grocery lists or those much loved lunch box love notes!

This is what I’m serving…


Some of our #LunchBoxLove favorites


  • Pesto and fresh tomatoes tossed in whole wheat pasta and topped with parmesan cheese
  • Meat roll-up with cheese, pesto or veggies
  • Hard boiled egg
  • Salami (all natural)
  • Homemade Hummus
  • Caprese salad (mozzarella, tomatoes and basil marinated in balsamic dressing)
  • Roasted chickpeas
  • avocado


  • carrots
  • broccoli
  • cucumber
  • artichokes


  • heirloom cherry tomatoes
  • strawberries
  • oranges (sliced, not wedges as it gets too messy)
  • peaches
  • blueberries
  • blackberries
  • melon

I’d love to hear what you are serving in your lunches. Let’s talk! Join in the conversation and topics.

Oh and don’t forget to visit again on Wednesday to chat about what we’re sending and Thursday for what we’re saying!

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