Friday, August 15, 2008

August 15, 2008

Back-to-School Lunch Tactics

Yoga might have taught you that mindful eating is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Even so, it can be difficult to convince your kids to eat nutritious foods—especially when they're at school.

Luckily, if you keep the right ingredients on hand, you can pack a nutritious lunch in minutes. Try nuts, fresh or dried fruit, cheese sticks, baked tofu, guacamole, carrots, mini-bell peppers, hardboiled eggs, pita bread, and hummus. It also helps to make your kids part of the lunch process. Bring them to the grocery store and have them pick out a few nutritious items.

In the end, though, the yogic notion of nonattachment should prevail. If despite your best efforts, your kids' food comes back untouched, let it go. Intention counts, and your child will still be nourished—if not by a sandwich, then by love.


IN THIS ISSUE

Tasting Mindfulness

http://www.yogajournal.com/lifestyle/10

What's for Lunch

http://www.yogajournal.com/lifestyle/2635

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