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Thursday. Orders placed after cutoff will be fulfilled on the following
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Lunch Unpacked’s nutrition criteria has been developed by
a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and adapted from recommendations of
the American Academy of Pediatrics and Dietary Guidelines for Americans. For
each age group, we target a specific range of calorie and fiber content and
place limits on the amount of sodium and saturated fat in each meal. However, energy needs for kid within age categories can still vary; so, it's okay to reserve some lunch ingredients for later in the day if you find your child requires slightly less food.
The guidelines we use for our menus are not intended to
take the place of medical advice. Please consult with a
medical professional prior to using our subscription meal planning service
because we are not a replacement for medical professionals, we do not employ clinical medical professionals,
and we are not providing medical advice.
Our goal is to offer
wholesome meal plans with mainly fresh foods. For convenience, we also include
nutrient-rich frozen and minimally processed foods. To make the meals fun and tasty for kids, we may include up to one
item per day that is significantly processed (such as pretzels or pea crisp
snacks). When significantly processed foods are included, we will often offer a fresh
alternative. We recommend selecting foods that are free of artificial ingredients.
limited our plans to under 15 minutes of prep time on Sundays and 10
minutes of active daily prep time during the week. Please note that this does not
include clean up time. Cooking for more than one child will
also increase the active prep time.
There are a few differences. First, the portion sizes in the preschool version are smaller to account for the lower caloric needs among the two- to four-year-old age group. Second, we exclude choking hazards and provide direction on how to limit choking risk while preparing the meals. Finally, though the food is largely the same between the two plans, we often show the components separated in the preschool version to account for little ones' general desire to eat single foods instead of mixtures.
Our plans include substitutions for both nuts and dairy products.
At this time, we do not offer plans for more specialty diets like gluten-free,
vegetarian, or vegan. If you are interested in us adding plans for specialty
diets, shoot us an email at hello@lunchunpacked and let us know.
We wanted to allow for the meal flexibility that weekends
typically bring. Whether it be dining out, preparing lunch together, or eating
at grandma’s, we assumed that families don’t need as much meal planning on the
weekend. Weekends are also an opportunity to use up any extra ingredients you
may have from the week.
Hopefully! We know kids can be picky. In our “Welcome
Guide,” we offer several strategies for parents of picky eaters to help their
kids adjust to our menus – keep in mind it can take kids awhile to adapt to new
foods and flavors. Try our free trial or sign up for a month to see if our
plans will work for you and your child.
In the Preschool plans, we have attempted to reduce
choking hazards by not including large chunks of meat, cheese, or vegetables,
whole nuts, whole grapes or cherry tomatoes, and popcorn. But you know your
child best and you should use your judgment when packing your child’s lunch.
food waste helps save money and protect the environment. We use several
strategies to minimize food waste, including:
Smart shopping lists. Our shopping lists show you the exact quantity of ingredients
you need which prevents the purchase of impulse items and overbuying.
Appropriate portion sizes. Portion sizes are appropriately planned for kids in three different
age categories. However, energy needs for kids within these age categories can still vary; so, it's okay to adjust if your child requires slightly less food.
“Enjoy the Extras!” tips. We routinely offer suggestions for how to use up extra ingredients, whether it
be freezing peeled bananas for smoothies or using leftover marinara sauce for
Friday night pizza making.
Food storage tips. We often give guidance on how long extra ingredients can last in the
refrigerator or freezer to help you avoid throwing it away.
Reuse of ingredients. We try to reuse perishable ingredients several times throughout the
week to limit excess.
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