Healthy Lunch For Your Children

Lest it be said that I instill hesitation and fear about what you are eating and, more importantly, what you are feeding your children; please allow me to give you some easy solutions.  Today’s blog is for my very good friend who reads my blogs diligently and who has used this program to change his life and affect positively his family.  So you thought up until now the most convenient, the easiest and actually, maybe even the healthiest option for your child’s lunch is a sliced turkey sandwich from the deli counter.  Many of you wonder what to feed your child for lunch, believe me I lived through it, I know.  Instead of buying deli meat, may I suggest you buy a whole turkey breast.  Let me provide you with a recipe that will be finger lickin’ good.  By the way, not only will  your children rave about this delectable sandwich, but you my friend will save a ton of money this way.

Save a ton of money?  I really had no idea what deli meats cost!  I guarantee that if you give up the deli meats for a little while and buy the turkey breast you will simply be amazed at what you can save at the grocery store.  I suggest you buy the turkey breast on the weekend and make this recipe on either Saturday or Sunday.  It is fast, easy and you will have lunch for the whole week.

Roast Turkey Breast

  • 1 large boneless turkey breast (all natural, nothing artificial, no preservatives)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Emeril’s Original seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon oregano (optional)
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place turkey breast in shallow baking dish.
  3. Rub the turkey breast with extra virgin olive oil.  Sprinkle with seasonings.
  4. Place turkey in oven and roast approximately one hour or please check the instructions, cooking time depends on the weight of the turkey breast.  Please do not pay attention to the directions if they suggest the turkey breast should be cooked at 350 or 375, you are not baking a cake folks.  Remember, when you want to roast meat and keep it tender and juicy, cook it at 425.  Just trust me.
  5. When you remove it from the oven let it sit for 15 minutes prior to cutting.
  6. Slice the meat as thin or as thick as  you like.

Please do not purchase a Butterball turkey breast, I am not certain they are all natural.  Also remember that you can change the seasonings depending on what you and your family like.  The most important thing to remember is that the roasting temperature must be 425 degrees and whatever seasonings you are using, make sure you are generous with them; except the salt of course.  Well I guess you saw that coming.

Thank you to my good friend, for pointing out that I should blog about this.  In fact folks I have decided that one of my goals will be to periodically give you easy recipes like this for your children’s lunch.  It is after all our mission to make your lives easier and healthier.

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11 thoughts on “Healthy Lunch For Your Children

  1. Hi Vickie, how funny I was just at the market and guess what? I was going crazy traying to plan lunch for the week for my daughters and I always think of you when it comes to lunches. TURKEY BREAST. The Love it!
    Thank you.

  2. Vicki,
    What are your thoughts on a Paleo Diet? I recently started crossfit, and it is a small club. Almost everybody is on the Paleo diet. Allot of what I am learning about it goes against what I have been doing for the last several years ie…..no grains, dairy, starches except weet potates etc. What are your thoughts?

      • Yes, please send more information on the Paleo Diet or what you know about it etc. Not really sure to follow the others or keep on what I am doing. etc. Thanks again.

      • Mark,

        If you’re asking for my personal opinion I suggest you do not do the Paleo diet. I do not believe any diet laden with meat long term is good for you. I also think neglecting whole grains is a problem. This goes against everything I believe in. I am sure short term it is fine but I would suggest you not do it long term. Why not join our program and try our Fit and Fast menu; it is a great lifestyle even if I do say so myself. Let me know, I will give you a complimentary month to see how much fun our food is. Thanks for reading, talk soon.

        V Well

      • If you could send me the info on the food again. I remember being all set to do it and then….my life took over again! I hate how it does that! These people I have been talking to swear they are different people with no dairy or grains. They say that all grains are toxic and the dairy never gets broken down by our bodies, yogurt included. Send me all your information on the website, food menus etc. I has everthing in my old computer, it got fried in an electrical storm, I did not back it up. Thanks for the comments.

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