Yes, you can have a Trim Healthy Kid! And they will enjoy it!! Really! These are just ideas, you can mix and match or do this however you want with what you have. Remember to add in crossovers when they need them, etc! Some kids need more crossovers than others. Taking processed foods, sugar, and bad starches out of their diet will improve their health so much! Our 12 year old daughter (who is almost as tall as me) wanted to Trim up and Be Healthy for the summer. She actually wants a new wardrobe and has been saving her birthday money. She went clothes shopping at her birthday and was upset about things not fitting right. She is on her way to being a Trim Healthy Kid! Her skin is already more clear and her clothes are fitting better! Woohoo, happy kid, happy mama!
Trim Healthy Kid Menu Ideas for Lunch
Wraps- good deli meats, bacon, chicken, tuna, etc! These can be S, E, or even FP!
Fruit Smoothies with Greek Yogurt or Cottage Cheese- S, E, or FP
Leftover Chicken salad. Use your leftover chicken breast to make up chicken salad. Add real mayo, a little sweetener, celery, nuts for an S or a touch of lite mayo, an apple, celery for an E. You can toast up lavash breads that are plan approved or use Wasa or Ryvita cracker.
Chicken soup with brown rice. When I plan on using brown rice in my dinner, I will make a big pan of it to use for breakfast or lunch through the week. Kids love rice!! Brown rice is a great E grain!
Tomato Soup with grilled cheese dippers! Make a big pot of tomato soup (the recipe in the book is my favorite) to have for leftovers through the week. Take a low carb tortilla and make quesadillas out of them, cut them in dipping bites! YUM! A great S lunch!
Bean burritos… what kid doesn’t like these! Use low carb tortillas or if you make your own dough, make some up. Stuff with leftover beans and just a sprinkle of cheese. Another E. To make it a crossover add in some cheese.
Tacos! You could make these S or E. Use Mexican brown rice (I will post a recipe soon) to make an E. Low fat ground turkey for your taco meat. What kids don’t like tacos! Make it cheesy, add sour cream, use ground beef. It’s an S!
Make Quesadillas with leftover ground taco meat or fajita meat! If you pan cook these in butter and add cheese, it’s an S.
Taco salad. E or S. You could easily make this a crossover by add in Mexican brown rice & cheese.
Pita Pizzas… use your leftover meats. Mix up some pizza sauce (super easy and will be on the blog soon as well), add cheese and veggies! S meal.
Peanut butter and chocolate smoothies!! S and they LOVE these! Our daughter’s favorite smoothie is the THM Thin Mint Chocolate Milkshake!!
Enjoy and have fun with your kids! Being Trim and Healthy doesn’t mean boring! 🙂
Elisabeth Tyler says
What does the S, E and FP stand for?
S, E, & FP are related to a health book, Trim Healthy Mama, that has changed my health and my lifestyle is such an awesome way! But basically S, E & FP stand for Satisfying, Energizing, & Fuel Pull..Www.trimhealthymama.com can tell you more about it! 🙂
Great ideas. I love that so much of THM recipes are enjoyed by my entire family. Especially since some have food allergies. Why miss out? Not with THM. Love that!
Thanks for putting this together!
Me too!! Most of the time everyone in my house enjoys my awesome THM food… only difference may be a crossover for some! 🙂 OH and yes, I knew who it was because of your name! Love love love your name! I think you are probably the only Cinnamon I know!! 🙂
Ooppss…..Just in case you didn’t figure it out….this is CinCapri from Instagram 😉
This is great! Thanks 😉
Do you know of any other resources for helping a preteen or teen get on the THM plan?
Ugh… no I don’t… I will try and post more info. My daughter is 13 so I’ve been thinking of having her do some fun posts on my blog!!
Janet Fazio says
Great healthy meal ideas that the kids will love.
my son is 8 and doesn’t have access to microwave or anything to warm up his lunch at school. any ideas on lunches that don’t need warmed up?
Wraps, lots of wraps both with low carb or lettuce! Or crossovers with sprouted bread. 🙂