September 25th, 2008
What's in your kid's lunchbox?
Hi my friend,
I had one of "those mornings" today.
I got up late, so I didn't get some things done this
morning like I wanted to.
I ran out of my favorite herbal tea.
One of the cats puked up a hairball and I stepped in it.
And to top the morning off, my son (Mickey) was in a
grumpy mood and complained about the lunch I packed for him.
Trying not to grit my teeth, I asked him what the problem
was. Didn't he like it?
Yes, he does.
Then what's the problem?
"The other kids tell me that my lunches look weird."
I asked him what they say.
"They say stuff like, 'Eeeww, what's that?' or 'Why
doesn't your Mom ever give you good stuff (like chips or
cookies)?' or 'That looks gross.'"
I asked Mickey if he knew why I never gave him chips or
cookies and this is what he said:
"Mom, I know that processed foods are really bad for you
and they make you sick. I know that what you're giving me
to eat is really good for me and keeps me healthy. But I
just feel bad when the other kids make fun of my lunch."
I told him I understood, but what he needs to realize is
that those kids don't know any better. A lot of parents
don't realize just how harmful processed foods are...or
they do, but they just give in to their kids' begging and
pleading. I told him that many of those kids are being
given drugs like Ritalin because of the terrible things
I stressed to Mickey that I know better (and so does he),
and I'm not about to harm his health just so he can have
the same brightly colored wrapped non-foods in his lunch
like a lot of other kids.
He smiled and said, "I know what I'll say to the other
kids: 'You just don't know what's really good.'"
That's my boy.
For those of you who fight the battle of the kids' lunches
every day, don't give in to the begging for the processed
non-foods. Yes, I know they'll grumble (even my son does
once in a while as you just saw), but we're talking about
their health and their habits later in life.
Not only are processed foods completely devoid of the
nutrients your kids must have for proper growth, energy and
brain function, but they're extremely acid-forming.
Researchers believe that 7 million kids in the US have
acid reflux--7 million! Processed foods, sodas, "sports"
drinks and mis-combined meals are THE reasons.
Here are some ideas for REAL food lunches for your kids,
straight out of the Great Taste No Pain manual:
A thermos full of any of the following:
- Homemade vegetable soup
- Pasta with marinara sauce
- Tomato with lettuce and mayonnaise on whole grain bread
- Organic peanut butter on whole grain bread
- Hummus in a whole grain pita
- Tuna salad or egg salad with veggie dippers (sliced
cucumbers, celery sticks, pepper strips, etc.) as "scoops"
- Bean burrito on a tortilla with lettuce, olives,
tomatoes and salsa
- Tossed salad with brown rice crackers
Plus the Great Taste No Pain recipe book is filled with
delicious, kid-friendly dishes that make great lunches the
Do something really special for your kids--take the time
to feed them right and get them on a track for a long,
Great Taste No Pain will teach you what to do.
To your health,
PS: Lee is free of IBS symptoms and is now a believer in
Great Taste No Pain:
I have been suffering with IBS. My doctor did exactly as
you said and prescribed more drugs. I am only 33 and I
feel that drugs only patch and mask a problem as oppose to
solving the problem.
I have used your 'Pain-Free In 1 Day program' and I must
admit that I was skeptical at first, but after a few days I
seen the results that you had promised.
I am a believer and I will be purchasing the entire Great
Taste No Pain system so I can get all the meals and
continue to feel great.
Thank you for your efforts in the fight against digestive
problems and for sharing the knowledge so others can be
free from these problems.
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