Yumbox Detox Lunch Challenge

Do you feel like your post holiday body and mind need a jump start? With too many holiday treats handy and cold temperatures keeping us indoors, it’s easy for all of us to abandon healthy eating habits in favor of short term satisfying cravings and quick processed foods. Inevitably, after a few weeks of these bad habits, we begin to feel sluggish.

Now is as good time as any to make an effort to eat cleaner healthier foods. Let’s tackle your midday meal together with the Yumbox Detox Lunch Challenge. Lunch is the perfect meal to tackle. Eating right midday will boost your energy and metabolism. We can inspire each other to eat better by sharing recipes and Yumbox lunch ideas via social media. It’s always good to have an incentive, so we are giving away 4 complete Yumbox Tapas sets and accessories. (details below)

There are no set rules to the Yumbox Detox Lunch Challenge. Let’s learn from each other. To help us get started, we came up with some Tips for shopping and meal planning. Get ready to reboot your body and kick off the New Year feeling great!

Tip 1: Fresh is Best

Processed and packaged foods tend to have too much salt and ingredients that aren’t always the healthiest options. So choose carefully when buying packaged foods. A little planning once a week or even once a month can ensure that you have healthy foods handy that make great snacks, like fresh fruit, berries, nuts and veggies. You can make more filling foods like garlic roasted potatoes (they’re great at room temperature as well) that you can add to your lunch a few times in a given week.

Tip 2: Increase Protein & Super Foods

Foods that are high in protein will keep you feeling fuller for longer and fuel your body and mind. Many of them overlap with foods that are referred to as Super Foods with antioxidants, phytochemicals, iron and other important nutrients.

Lunch ideas: cottage cheese, greek yogurt, hard boiled eggs, peanut butter, cheese, edamame, roasted chickpeas, whole grain protein bars, turkey roll ups, hummus, almonds, fish (like salmon or tuna), grapes, blueberries, red berries, nuts, dark green vegetables, orange vegetables, whole grains (like brown rice) and beans.

Tip 3: Meal Planning & Prep Ahead

If your fridge is stuffed with ready to eat Processed Foods, you will eat those. Let’s start with cleaning out the fridge. Here are some good foods to have handy to create a healthy lunches in minutes: hummus, hard boiled eggs (boil a few for the week), grilled chicken breast, and my favorite, a huge container of a bean and corn salad that lasts for days and goes well with everything. Other staples: chopped veggies (like carrots, red pepper and cucumbers), jars of olives and nuts that compliment a healthy lunch and make good snacks.

Tip 4: Reduce Portion Sizes

Smaller regular meals and snacks are your friend. Big meals can make us feel too full and slow us down. Steady meal timing helps regulate your digestive system, blood sugar, insulin levels, and appetite. It’s often recommended to use smaller plates, or in the case of lunch, smaller compartments/containers to help regulate the quantity of food you are eating.

TIP 5: Good for you Fiber Foods

Remember that fiber slows the rate at which sugar is absorbed in our systems and keeps us feeling fuller longer. Staying regular will help us feel slimmer and less bloated. For an extra dose of high fiber incorporate dried fruit likes dates, figs, apricots, raisins, cranberries and prunes in your lunch box.

It never hurts to have the right tools. Yumbox is designed to help you pack a variety of healthy meals on-the-go. You don’t need a Yumbox to join the challenge but you can win won!

Yumbox Detox Lunch Challenge:

Four Weeks Four Winners!

Share your journey on a 4 week detox challenge by sharing on Instagram or Facebook using #yumboxdetox and/or letting us know how you are doing in comments below. Please share tips and ideas with us. We’d love to hear from you. Everyone that enters below will have a chance to win 1 of 4 Prizes. Each Prize will be a complete Yumbox Tapas Lunch Set. Includes: Yumbox Tapas of choice with extra Yumbox Tapas Tray for more variety and Yumbox Poche of choice and a set of Yumbox Ice Packs.

Will will post a winner at the end of each week.

Contest runs through February 4, 2018. Open to everyone 18 years or older worldwide. Purchase not necessary.


Pumpernickel bread Yumbox Detox Packed Lunch

Week 1: Lisa Marie Berry

Week 2: Courtney Tannehill McNair

81 Responses to Yumbox Detox Lunch Challenge

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    Audrey Stewart January 7, 2018 at 5:21 pm #

    I use a detox tea, and I do fast on some days and just drink a lot of water.

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      P.VARSHNI January 21, 2018 at 5:11 pm #


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    Jennie Walters January 7, 2018 at 5:26 pm #

    I just drink loads of water and try to eat every 2 hrs

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    Lindsay Threlkeld January 7, 2018 at 5:34 pm #

    My tip is to pre-cut veggies so that they’re easy to grab & eat!

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    Tracy Osborne January 7, 2018 at 5:37 pm #

    I fill my yumbox with healthy snacks so when I get hungry, I can grab when in the go!

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    Jenna D January 7, 2018 at 5:38 pm #

    I have a super difficult time passing on sugary food or sweets. I do my best to limit it, and try to remind myself about how GOOD I feel when I steer clear of that stuff in my diet. My body loves it when I’m nourishing it with food.

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    Lisa Marie Berry January 7, 2018 at 5:41 pm #

    Always have a variety of fresh produce on hand. Strawberries, BlueBerries, kiwi, pomegranates, sugar snap peas, baby carrots, etc. Then hummus or guacamole for easy dips. You end up filling up on the healthy stuff becsuse you have such a beautiful abundance ready at hand in your fridge. 🙂

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    Elaine January 7, 2018 at 5:44 pm #

    Trying to drink lots of water . Lots of detox relaxing baths.

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    Rosanne Robinson January 7, 2018 at 5:46 pm #

    Drink plenty of water, eat foods high in fiber, Consume lemons on a daily basis, eat blueberries, get rid of stress.

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    Dana Matthews January 7, 2018 at 6:12 pm #

    Water, water and more water and then an occasional cup of green tea.

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    Aubrey January 7, 2018 at 6:13 pm #

    I am focusing on reducing the sugar intake after the holidays. I have also added a probiotic back into my routine and I’m changing up the lunch routine. Lots of cut up fresh fruits/veggie going to be stocked in the fridge going forward for easy snacking. Its hard to break the sugar cravings after having too much! My kids love their yum boxes and I’d like to have a few for myself.

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    Clio Denny January 7, 2018 at 6:29 pm #

    I just baked almond flour stevia breakfast cookies for my school week ahead! They include almonds, coconut and raw cacao. They’re grain-free, sugar-free and full of protein…and really yummy!

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    Sarah Hayes January 7, 2018 at 6:29 pm #

    I like drinking lots of water and doing a veggie smoothie

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    Wanda Tracey January 7, 2018 at 6:33 pm #

    I drink lemon infused water and sometimes add honey and ginger to detox. My challenge for the New Year is to eat healthy and buy healthier foods for my family. Thanks for this epic giveaway and chance. #yumboxdetox 🙂

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    olga January 7, 2018 at 6:34 pm #

    I eat plenty of food containing fiber, like brown rice, fruits & veggies, and seaweed. I drink lots of water and  every morning drink green tea.

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    Jacqueline Morillo January 7, 2018 at 6:43 pm #

    I do veggie and fruit smoothies to help clear out my system.

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    Sheri Dominguez January 7, 2018 at 7:12 pm #

    Lots of yummy options to choose from. I love a salad with arugula, fresh strawberries, blueberries, almonds, feta cheese, hard-boiled egg for protein and roasted chickpeas (more protein) with good sea salt instead of croutons.
    Snack is dates or figs with some cashews:)

    or hummus with yellow, orange, red peppers or chickpea chips

    or sandwich on wholegrain, whipped cream cheese, watercress and cucumbers

    leave room for a banana roll in granola with some flaxseed and cacoa nibs:)

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    Melissa DeCroteau January 7, 2018 at 7:34 pm #

    When making huge batches of hard boiled eggs the worst part was always peeling! I discovered this amazing tip that if you get a small storage container, place an egg in with a small amount of water, and shake (with the cover on) that the shells just comes off! Soooooo much easier!

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    Holly January 7, 2018 at 7:39 pm #

    I strive to prepare lunches that are healthy and kid friendly- what good is pack No healthy food if they don’t eat it? I’ll be using the hashtag on FB to show my lunches for the kids and the adults in our family!

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      Holly January 7, 2018 at 7:40 pm #

      What good is it to pack healthy food if they don’t eat it? Sorry for the typo!

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    Karyn January 7, 2018 at 7:46 pm #

    Greens, roast chicken and home made dressing for the family.
    Snack time brings raspberries and mini muffins.

    Thumbs up for the egg peeling trick.

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    Sarah Ricci January 7, 2018 at 7:48 pm #

    My family and I prep foods on Sunday night so we have clean and ready to eat foods during the week. Loads of fresh chopped veggies in air right containers make it easy to throw a salad together, whip up a stir fry, or put a quick soup together. Grilled chicken breast always on hand for meals or in-between meal protein boost. It’s citrus season so lots of oranges and grapefruits in the house to pair at breakfast with oatmeal + eggs. Staying organized and prepping gooda on Sunday makes it a little easier to keep healthy choices throughout the week. #cookingwithriccis

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    Nancy January 7, 2018 at 7:58 pm #

    I start the day with a green smoothie!

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    Kelly January 7, 2018 at 8:19 pm #


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    Bethany Summers January 7, 2018 at 8:41 pm #

    I tried to do as much fresh as possible and pack my lunch at the same time as my daughters with many of the same items. I love the Yumbox and would love to win one for myself. Boiled eggs are a lunchbox staple for us!

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    Kathryn January 7, 2018 at 9:10 pm #

    We love to find new healthy foods that makes a great addition to our yumbox lunches. The stony field organic yogurt squeezers fit perfectly folded in half into the top compartment of the 6 compartment tray.

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    TJ January 7, 2018 at 9:21 pm #

    Fresh fruits and veggies with hard boiled eggs, higher protein dips, etc. for snack, veggie packed soup for lunch and a fiber and protein filled breakfast.

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    Bernardina Sims January 7, 2018 at 9:38 pm #

    My detox trick is lot’s of green tea!

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    Diana A January 7, 2018 at 10:36 pm #

    Lean protein (hard cooked eggs peel SO EASILY if cooked in the InstantPot!) and plenty of fiber rich foods like greens and black beans! A good probiotic, and lots of water for me!

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    Mikea January 8, 2018 at 12:46 am #

    Water and sweating!

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    Andiemcbee January 8, 2018 at 1:23 am #

    Going to fire up my juicer!

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    Lisa Williams January 8, 2018 at 2:03 am #

    Incorporate more veggies and fruits in your diet.

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    cara simon January 8, 2018 at 9:00 am #

    I drink tea everyday and lots of water. This year I am adding way more fruits and veggies to my diet.

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    Monique L.S. January 8, 2018 at 9:11 am #

    I drink tons of water, so this is probably my best way of cleansing.

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    Lauren Wyler January 8, 2018 at 9:26 am #

    Infusing my water with mint and cucumber slices helps me drink more throughout the day!

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    Heidi January 8, 2018 at 9:56 am #

    Water and anytime you are hungry eat a piece of fruit or veggie.

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    Jenn January 8, 2018 at 10:59 am #

    Freeze cheese sticks for added protein in lunchbox, thaws perfectly.

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    Heather N January 8, 2018 at 11:20 am #

    First, I dump all of the cookies and sweets left over from the holidays.
    Depending if I go to the gym or not, breakfast is either a fruit smoothie with protein powder, maca powder and hemp seeds or sauteed kale with an egg scrambled into it, topped with salsa.
    Lunch is small bites, soup or salad.
    Dinner varies but my favorite are Buddha bowls. The most recent being quinoa with chopped spinach mixed in, topped with lentils, roasted brussels sprouts, roasted sweet potato and a dressing made in the blender of pecans, mustard, olive oil and seasonings. Buddha bowls are my go to for a filling meal with interchangeable components.

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    Emily January 8, 2018 at 11:29 am #

    Lots of greens and clean proteins!

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    anne aderhold January 8, 2018 at 11:55 am #

    I chop and prep veggies one day a week. If I’m rushed I will purchase bags of organic greens and veggies at Whole
    Foods, Trader Joe’s or HEB Central Market. Roast a chicken or purchase a roasted chicken. Grill salmon and flank
    steak Use a chopper and salad bowl to chop most everything together adding protein, nuts, seeds, herbs and spices. Voila divide into various Yum Box for husband to take to office, grand children for snacks at pick up, my
    lunch at lunch n learn or snack box on the run. I love all the yum box styles and collect a new one as often as possible. I always buy one on the spot whenever I see one at a retail vendor. My last purchase was the tapas with
    the French illustrations. It was one I always wanted to order but didn’t see online. My grand daughters love to eat
    snacks and meals with their yum box in tow after school with Grand.

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    Sadie January 8, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

    We are drinking more smoothies and buying POM juice at the store vs. soda.

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    Melissa January 8, 2018 at 12:49 pm #

    I use the Yumbox for my kindergartener. A fav for her is cooked organic brown rice mixed with organic green peas tossed in olive oil, sea salt and hemp seeds. A great way to get Omega 3s, protein, and complex carbs. I add sliced cucumber and celery with it and a mandarin orange. She feels satisfied, but not weighed down by a bunch of processed foods that keep her from focusing for the rest of the day.

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    Denise Hannah January 8, 2018 at 1:08 pm #

    Over the last 2 years we have discovered at we have gluten and lactose allergies and our family. So we had began eliminating these things from our diets. We have continued our research and this past weekend decided we are going to start eating more vegetarian meals, with a long-term goal of becoming vegetarians. We do not see any benefits and eating processed foods. We are looking forward to detoxing our bodies and living a healthier life. Yumbox would make it possible for our sons to independently pack a balanced lunch while reducing waste.

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    Katrina Klauer January 8, 2018 at 1:24 pm #

    My kids love their boxes.. I think I would love a tapas one for me. My husband and I are doing BOD 80 day obsession so it would be helpful our protein boxes.

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    Kathy Laird January 8, 2018 at 7:06 pm #

    We’re doing meal replacement shakes, drinking water and eating more fruits and vegetables.

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    Kristine Barrett January 8, 2018 at 7:12 pm #

    It’s been said a thousand times, but it should be said a thousand more. Water. Having adequate water intake allows your body to rid itself of waste most efficiently, a squeeze of fresh lemon won’t hurt either!

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    Angi January 8, 2018 at 10:20 pm #

    Water is a great place to start. Especially if you are replacing sodas.

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    Jen January 9, 2018 at 4:45 am #

    Prep prep prep!
    If I don’t have a plan, it’s so easy to fail! Drink water too!

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    Christy T January 9, 2018 at 9:25 am #

    When I head to the store I remind myself with each item that I alone am responsible for the food I bring home for my family. Making conscious purchases while at the store minimizes the risk of making poor choices at home. Plus lots of water!

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    Steph January 9, 2018 at 9:37 am #

    Just eating at home and preparing our own meals (vs. eating out( helps us a lot. We also try to not have junky things at home. For lunches, I send frozen hummus and by lunch it’s still cold. 🙂

    Thanks for the chance!

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    Quyen January 10, 2018 at 1:10 pm #

    I will make sure to eat a lot more veggies and fruits. I’ll also make light soups with vegetables as well, and bake or roast my proteins instead of pan fry or stir fry.

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    Jacqueline Jackson January 11, 2018 at 4:41 pm #

    My son loves plain or vanilla greek yogurt topped with chia seeds, sliced english cucumbers and red peppers. Hummus for dipping and dried apricots are good too. Now just to get a little more creative and win Mom a Tapas box!

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    Farin January 12, 2018 at 12:55 am #

    I’m vegan but I detox by cutting out vegan junk food and processed foods like faux meats and cheeses and switch more to a whole-food, plant-based diet. I recommend stuffed avocados! Just cut the avocado in half, remove the pit and stuff it with hummus. Top with pepitas (roasted pumpkin seeds) or sprouts and scoop it out and eat with a spoon. I also make sure I’m drinking plenty of water with a water tracking app on my phone.

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    Bek Stewart January 14, 2018 at 4:01 am #

    My tip is to precut veges and make a big batch of dip at the start of the week so that at least one part of the lunchbox is both healthy and taken care of easily.
    Herbs and spices are also my go to for keeping protein tasty whilst managing a number of food allergies in the family.

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    Kristin Troska January 15, 2018 at 9:06 am #

    I drink lots of water and herbal teas.

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    Heather January 15, 2018 at 9:11 am #

    If you don’t bring it home, you won’t eat it. So, avoid buying soda and sugary/junk snacks. We give our kids lots more freedom when we’re with family, but after a crazy holiday season, we’re back home and can all make better choices when we’re not tempted with all the junk.

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    Emma Sekercan January 15, 2018 at 9:51 am #

    I’m a senior in high school and while many people my age eat unhealthy lunches I always pack a fresh healthy lunch that will help me detox. I pack leftovers from dinner such as wild rice, cooked veggies and chicken or I pack a healthy sandwich on low carb bread. I always pack plenty of fruits and vegetables and love to dip veggys in hummus. I also enjoy yogurt. I drink a lot of water everyday, at the very least 32 ounces but more the majority of days.

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    Melissa January 21, 2018 at 11:46 am #

    We try to not keep bad food in the house. It is hard when you just want something you can just grab and eat. If you do some prep work you can have some things ready for a grab and go. Which is really important with 6 busy kids!

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    Kalyani N January 21, 2018 at 12:54 pm #

    I drink lots of water. If possible I squeeze fresh lemon juice into the water.

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    Candace Galan January 21, 2018 at 1:19 pm #

    A detox tea and raw fruits and veggies.

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    Emma Montalvo January 21, 2018 at 1:51 pm #

    Water, water, water!! I’m not well educated or experienced with healthy/detox foods and snacks so I’m really hoping to pick up some ideas from all of you!! This is an awesome challenge and amazing incentive

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    Jessica Hamilton January 21, 2018 at 2:31 pm #

    I work from home so I snack a lot one thing that helps me is to have my yumbox full of fruits and veggies with some hummus or yogurt in it as well to snack on at my desk. It’s helped me stay healthy this year!

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    Barbara R. January 21, 2018 at 2:47 pm #

    I drink plenty of water with lemon and get in 10 organic veggies and fruit a day

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    Susanna Austin January 21, 2018 at 3:03 pm #

    I like drinking Apple Cider Vinegar diluted with water and with a little honey!

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    elaine January 21, 2018 at 3:51 pm #

    I always include raw apples and carrots in my daughter’s yumbox. Bright colors distract her from wanting pre-made cookies. I also include dried seaweed for something savory, a protein with rice or a bread, then a piece of organic dark chocolate for her desert.

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    Vivian Lee January 21, 2018 at 3:58 pm #

    Trying to create healthier options for my household by reducing the amount of junk in our house!

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    Parveen Peer January 21, 2018 at 4:02 pm #

    Have lots.of water
    Have fruits.like raapberrries strawberries bluberries and avacados
    Take a walk
    Drink plain water first thing in the morning.
    Have simple fiods,less.oil and more nuts like almonds flaxseeds. And.pumpkin seeds
    Avoif whites like milk, sugar and refined.flour
    Smile more and be happy
    Be conscious if what you.put in your.mouth.
    I make my own granola.bars at home.Try to bake cook at home and avoid store bought foods.U can control and be in charge of what u r eating .

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    Nicole January 21, 2018 at 4:04 pm #

    I drink half of my body weight in ounces of water daily.

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    Sheri January 21, 2018 at 5:08 pm #

    Lots of water, ten more water. And avoid the 3:30 crash with healthy choices:)

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    Krist January 21, 2018 at 7:35 pm #

    Earlier bag at home instead of eating out, drinking lots of water

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    Courtney Moore January 21, 2018 at 8:27 pm #

    Would love to Have this for ease of packing my 4 year olds lunch!

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    amber kolb January 21, 2018 at 10:37 pm #

    My husband and I are just starting to get the hang of meal planning. We also make sure we get our 8 glasses (or more) of water every day. We try to eat natural foods and grow our own fruits and vegetables in the summer time.

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    Tmeeka Henricks January 22, 2018 at 6:29 am #

    I prep my lunches the night beige when I pack the kids lunch boxes, saves time and stops me reaching for the easiest (not always the healthiest) option.

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    Tom January 22, 2018 at 8:52 am #

    We always plan our weekly menu on Sundays, that way bad choices are not made during the stressful evening rush.

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    Sharon January 22, 2018 at 10:38 am #

    Lots of greens, water and no sweetener in coffee or tea!

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    Anna January 22, 2018 at 11:17 am #

    Hard when school is Nut free but variety is key! And sometimes adding something warm is exciting

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    Tracey January 22, 2018 at 12:45 pm #

    I food prep in Sunday so that I have healthy clean eating options for my family for the week. I make sure we have lots of colourful fruits and veggies to make our lunches appealing and fun!

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    Lori L. January 22, 2018 at 12:51 pm #

    Be sure to meal plan in advance and have healthy options available!

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    Marion January 22, 2018 at 1:08 pm #

    I do not buy soda and do my best with my little ones to not buy sugary snacks/junk food. We eat lots of fresh veggies and fruit. When we make lunches, the little ones pick what fruit and veggies they would like and they are more apt to eat them. My son and daughter also love beet and roasted red pepper hummus.

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    Koh Jun Jie Jason January 24, 2018 at 9:02 am #

    Going a fruit diet

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    Rohini Karnad June 11, 2018 at 1:57 am #

    Is your child a junk food addict who loves to eat burgers and pizzas? Junk food can seem appealing for many reasons such as taste, convenience, and price. However, this has a negative impact on health.

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