Kristin is a mom of 2 and the creator of the one of my favorite blogs, Live Simply. She is is an incredible resource for those wanting to start eating real, whole foods. Her journey with food led her from being a Velveeta-loving newlywed to witnessing the power real food had on her family's health, especially her son's. She talks all about her food and health transformation on the episode, but you can also read about it on her blog.
Kristin has two school-aged children, which means she packs two school lunches each morning! She is here to give us tips and ideas on making the prepping and planning of school lunches. She gives us menu plan ideas, routines to get into, and ways to involve our kids in the lunch time packing. Kristin also shares ways to make memories with our kids in the kitchen, including one of her favorite memories, making hot chocolate with her kids- something they look forward to every season.
Kristin believes in simplicity, especially when it comes to food. Eat simple, live simple, plan simple. Planning lunches shouldn't be hard, yet it's something so many moms out there stress over. We want to pack a nutritious lunch, but we also want them to eat, so we fall into a sandwich rut. That's 100% me! Almond butter and honey all day everyday for my little. After talking with Kristin, I have a new plan and different menu ideas to tackle in the upcoming lunch prep weeks! I'm excited to add variety for the lunchbox and I know you will too!
Kristin's journey to discovering real food
The evolution of her blog, Live Simply and the launch of her new podcast, Live Simply, The Podcast
Lunchboxes Kristin uses (affiliate links):
OmieBox Bento Lunch Box (with built in thermos)
PlanetBox Lunch Box
Kristin also mentioned these Curious Chef kid's knives, which I bought for Evie a couple years ago, and we use ALL the time with both kids!
Healthy Real Food Lunches for Real Kids: Over 50 Recipes
20+ Real Food Make Ahead School Lunch Ideas
Check out some of my favorite blog posts on school lunch prep from Kristin!
Kristin’s family’s favorite hot chocolate
Buckeye Christmas cookies
Christmas morning cinnamon rolls
Blog: Live Simply
Live Simple, The Podcast
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