Nutrient Dense Meals by Barbara Schellenberg –
Navigating the school lunch: How to train picky eaters to eat the nourishing meals their bodies and minds need to grow and learn. Having a good supply of nutrients to sustain your child’s mind and body through the demanding school day will give them more tools for success. In the colder months a hot Thermos of pasta or chili makes a great meal.
You will need a decent quality 375–400 ml Thermos with a wide mouth to access easily with a fork. It’s important to always properly heat the Thermos to make sure the lunches stay hot. To do this, boil water and fill the Thermos with it, and leave it there till you are ready to put the food in. The pasta: some types of pasta work better than others. I have had good success with thicker spaghetti, macaroni, and spirals.
Besides nourishing your child’s brain and body, nutrient dense meals help keep their immune systems robust, lowering the chances of sick days or falling behind in school.
Brought to you by Barbara Schellenberg.
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|Nutrient Dense Spaghetti (1 Serving)
80 g spaghetti
|Easy Nutrient Dense Chili (1 Serving)
½ cup marinara sauce