What Should You Eat for Lunch?

Those quick and cheap drive through’s, the fancy over priced cafe’s you have so many lunch choices but you know they’re not working for you.

Sure, every once in a while,  treat yourself to a fancy farm to table type cafe or restaurant.  But, everyday, that starts cutting into the family vacation fund.

And those unhealthy fast food drive through’s, at every corner, can be avoided just by not needing to go there.

Cook Dinner Not Lunch

Make a dinner so good that the leftovers are not just healthy but make a delicious done for you lunch.

When you cook dinner, make and/or save the extras for lunch the next day?

Just doing this will not only save you time and money…  But this will keep you on track with eating healthy so that you avoid the unhealthy lunchtime temptations and lose weight effortlessly .

Make it a Family Taco Dinner Night

Other than drive throughs staring us in the face everyday, the other excuse we parents give when it comes to losing weight is our kids.

We think, “I could stick to a diet, but what will the kids eat?”

Tacos are the ultimate kid-friendly meal!

Tacos are easy to make.  Your kids can even help prepare and make their own tacos.  Just let them add their favorite extra toppings.

Getting your kids to eat healthy is not putting them on a diet, but getting them curious and then interested in healthy food.

Ask your children to “please” help you prep one ingredient for the family dinner.  It’s not a big ask, or a big pressure that will meet resistance.   It’s one little favor that can turn into more favors which leads to curiosity and even interest.

Preparing simple meals is not only a way for your kids to develop healthy eating habits but it’s a great way for children to learn self-sufficiency.

Cooking leads to learning and FUN!

It was only a few years ago that I learned what I leek was.  And thanks to this recipe, my kids know what a leek is and like to eat it now.


If you have a child (like one of mine) that doesn’t like onions, leeks are a sweet substitute for onions and are used in this sweet taco recipe.

Speaking of sweet… 😉

Here’s my little guy doing me a favor.  He pulled the sliced leeks apart, in a bowl of water, so that the dirt that collects in between the rings could be washed off.

And just like that he started playing with the leek rings and put them on his fingers.

Kids are kids and they’ll naturally help you make food prep fun!

More sweetness…

Here’s the quick and simple chicken taco filling made sweet with the leeks and a touch of maple syrup.


Family Fun

Making tacos allows you to eat dinner with your hands.

Did you know that eating with your hands has a number of health benefits?

It improves digestion and promotes mindful eating.

Lettuce wraps are a fun way to entice kids and even adults to eat more veggies.

Lettuce is a rich


All this fun and all of this done for you healthy eating so that you can save time and money while you lose weight at the same time is SO SWEET!

Will you try this sweet taco recipe with me?


Lemon Maple Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Lettuce Wraps are easy to make and your kids can help prepare and even make their own with their favorite extra toppings.
Servings Prep Time
4people 10minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 10minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat coconut oil. To the oil, add the first 8 ingredients (chicken through salt and pepper) and stir. Cook for 10 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink in the center.
  2. Using a large slotted spoon, spoon the chicken mixture into the lettuce leaves and serve warm.
Recipe Notes

For more delicious and healthy recipes like this one that can be served on the table in 30 minutes or less, please visit www.HealthyFamilyMealPlans.com.

Pack your lunch in cute, practical and chemical free container and cooler.

I like Innate Gear I packed my tacos in above and Planet Box and Lunchbots for the kids.

I saw this lunch bag at my local car wash and thought of you!


Want more help with healthy, easy to make Paleo recipes? I’ve got you covered for a full week with my   7 Day Meal Plan recipes and shopping list.  It’s here for you to download right away!

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Elaine De Santos

Wife & Mommy | Transformational Nutrition Coach | Family Health Expert at Family For Health & Healthy Family Meal Plans
I am a wife who loves falling in love with her husband over and over again! I am a stay-at-home mommy to a sweet girl with a big heart and an energetic boy with a zest for life.

I’m addicted to cooking real foods and shopping locally at Farmer’s Markets.I am a health revolutionary who is writing this blog with a desire to “pay it forward in health”.This desire stems from love and my pursuit to make a difference in people’s health and wellbeing”.

I am a certified Transformational Nutrition Coach that helps women discover their healthy lifestyle that finally works so that they can transform into the healthy sexy and confident woman they want, and are meant to be.

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