The People's Chemist

My Lunch Date With Lily – Real Clean Eating for Kids!

I recently went to my 6 year old daughters school to have lunch with her.  As a treat I suprised her with her favorite Subway sandwich – A mini sandwich on wheat with turkey, lettuce, olives, carrots and mayo.  Most would consider Subway to be a very healthy lunch. I mean look at Jared right? Well I am sure the bread has high fructose corn syrup, the meat is processed, the olives canned, the carrots frozen, the lettuce is iceburg, and, well I dont  know much about mayo.  So like I said.  This is definitely a treat for her considering the way we normaly eat.  As we begin to enjoy our lunch together with all of the other children I look around and decide I should have brought  Subway for the entire class – anything would be better than the garbage in their lunchboxes and tray’s. 

I see one little girl open her sack lunch that includes chopped up, cold hotdog, a gogurt (yogurt in a squeeze thing?) and a brownie.  YUCK!  F’n disgusting…This beautiful little girl will eventually suffer from obesity and diabetes – so much for being the cool cheerleader and dating the football team captain.

My eyes wander over to the little boy beside Lily.  Lets see.  We have a juice box, a lunchable, and thats it.  This is sad.  I decide that it is probably healthier to have the hot lunch on this particular day considering it included a salad bar. 

I know that as mothers, especially working mothers, our time is limited and to be honest I think Moms are doing their best.  But in most cases that isn’t enough.  I think some are just plain lazy and cant wait to send the kids out the door.  I am guilty of wanting the kids out the door at times but I will never send them away without healthy food.  Their health and habits are dependant on you.  Start teaching them healthy habits right away and their lives will be healthy, strong and long!  I am often asked what I feed my kids.  Here is my daughters typical lunch and what the kids enjoy to eat most.  Also some healthy habits to follow and some big no no’s to look for.  Enjoy and be healthy.

1. Lily’s best lunch includes a tuna fish sandwich on whole wheat bread, a small apple, baby carrots, raw and salted sunflower seeds, and pretzels. 

2. The kids favorite snacks include apple slices, smoothies made with organic frozen friut, ice and Whey Advanced protein, and whole wheat bagels (no high fructose corn syrup) with agave nectar and butter for my little guy. 

3. Try to buy whole organic non processed foods.  I know it costs more but your children will be happier, their moods and health will improve, and in return so will yours.   You’ll make up the cost by having healthy children who don’t need to go to the doctor.

4.  Try to avoid sugar at all costs.  Save it for special occasions. There are too many negative side effects of sugar to name.  It is so detrimental to their health and has irreversible side effects.  Get rid of sodas and juices for good.  Try a natural soda:  Sparkling water, fresh lemon juice, a splash of fresh orange juice, and a sprinkle of stevia to sweeten.  Pour over some ice and watch the kids enjoy.  Make one for yourself while you’re at it!

5. Water, sunshine, healthy food, exercise and lots of love is all our little babies need.  Healthy habits start early and they start with you the parent.  So lead by example.  Happy families are healthy families!

About the Author

My name is Shane “The People’s Chemist” Ellison. I hold a master’s degree in organic chemistry and am the author of Over-The-Counter Natural Cures Expanded Edition (SourceBooks). I’ve been quoted by USA Today, Shape, Woman’s World, US News and World Report, as well as Women’s Health and appeared on Fox and NBC as a medicine and health expert. Start protecting yourself and loved ones with my FREE report, 3 Worst Meds.


The People’s Chemist provides these articles for information only. They are not meant to provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and do not replace professional medical advice from a medical doctor. I am not a doctor and would only “play doctor” if I was with my wife. In fact, I have not even read Grey’s Anatomy.

* Every testimonial on this site is true and correct as submitted by active customers. Their results are individual cases and do not at all guarantee that you will get the same results. Results vary widely and there is nothing that works 100%.

** These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration FDA. Products sold by The People’s Chemist are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical disease. They are not approved by FDA.

Information provided by The People’s Chemist is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. If you want more detailed information, read Over-The-Counter Natural Cures Expanded. Also, always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or emergency.

The information on this website is not intended to diagnose you, treat you, cure you or prevent any disease. Never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this site. Product sold on this site are for personal use and not for resale.

All orders placed through this website are subject to The People’s Chemist acceptance, in its sole discretion. This means that The People’s Chemist may refuse to accept, or may cancel, any order, whether or not it has been confirmed, without liability to you or any third party. The People’s Chemist reserves the right to discontinue any program or offer.

For a master list of references and scientific citations relevant to the content of The People’s Chemist, please click here.

‡ Recent media coverage and scientific publications has focused on the ingredients generically, not the individual products that contain those ingredients.

† Individual results may vary

Scroll Down