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What age is this for?
My kids are currently 7 and 9-years-old, so my current level of expertise is with young children. That said, you can use these strategies to simplify packing lunch for any age. The actual lunchbox ideas may need to be adjusted to work for younger children and adults. For example, you may need to adjust the serving size of the vegetable or the main.
Can't I just use leftovers to pack the lunchbox?
Of course. Using leftovers is a great way to pack real food in the lunchbox. In the prep section, I’ll teach you how to strategically prep food so you have leftovers to use in the lunchbox (as well as breakfast and dinner). The key is being intentional. Without an intentional plan, it’s difficult to “just use leftovers.”
I homeschool, will this work for me?
Yes, 100%. This resource will help you intentionally simplify lunch so you have more time to do what you love. This resource is for anyone wanting to simplify real food, with an emphasis on serving real food for lunch. The Snack Guide (a bonus with the Master Course) is also perfect for homeschool families.
We have allergies (egg, dairy, gluten, etc.) in our family, do you address packing lunch in this way?
This resource is about helping you simplify real food in the lunchbox. This resource does not address specific allergies; however, the strategies taught apply to everyone. Many of the recipes shared call for eggs, gluten (einkorn, spelt, wheat), and dairy. Modifications are suggested, when available. You’ll find a “cheat sheet” in the recipe book that clearly labels options that are dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free, and vegetarian-friendly. My children attend a nut-free school, so the majority (not all), of the options take nut-free schools into consideration. In the recipe book, 76 recipes are gluten-free (or may be modified to be gluten-free), 64 recipes are dairy-free (or may be modified to be dairy-free), 70 recipes are egg-free, 83 recipes are nut-free, and 66 recipes are vegetarian-friendly.
Why is enrollment only open for a short time?
Enrollment is only open for a short time because both the Master Course and Basic Kit come with a private, members-only Facebook community. After the enrollment time window, we need to be able to focus on supporting and helping current students. Enrollment for Fall 2019 ends on the night of September 8th.
Can I print the recipe book, lunch kit, snack guide, and additional PDF guides, worksheets, and cheat sheets (in the Master Course)?
Yes, you can! All three books are in PDF form. This means you can download and print all or as many pages as desired (from your computer). The extra guides, worksheets, and cheat sheets found in the Master Course are also in PDF form and printer-friendly.
How long will I have access to the Basic Kit or Master Course?
As a student, you’ll enjoy lifetime access to the Master Course or Basic Kit. We use an incredible, mobile and user-friendly platform called Teachable to host both the Master Course and Basic Kit. You can return to the Master Course or Basic Kit whenever you want and take the course and read through the material at your leisure. Teachable also has an app that you can download from the App Store. I highly recommend this route if you want to access the Master Course or Basic Kit from your phone or tablet. For the Master Course, this means you can watch or listen to the lessons anywhere: while cooking dinner, on a plane, waiting in carline, or during soccer practice!
Will I get future updates?
Yes, you will! We always take care of our students! Live Simply is known for AMAZING customer service and support. If we update the Master Course or Basic Kit, you’ll automatically receive updates! Investing in the Master Course or Basic Kit now, locks you into the current price so you’ll receive updates without paying for new updates.
Could I upgrade to the Master Course at a later time if I purchase the Basic Kit while enrollment is open?
At this time, there isn’t a way to upgrade. The Master Course comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. If you get in the course and realize it’s not for you, there is a no-questions-asked refund option available. For the Basic Kit, all sales are final.
Are all the PDF's listed in the Master Course NOT included in the basic kit? (i.e. the My Master Rotational List, Ready to Use Lunch Meal Plans, Food Prep ideas, Establishing Routines and Printable Routine Cards, etc)?
My Master Rotational List, Ready to Use Meal Plans, and Food Prep Ideas are all included in the Basic Kit. The following guides and worksheets can only be found in the Master Course: Real Food Resources (includes how to get started with real food, how to source local food, how to make the switch to real food, and additional real food resources), Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Meal Planner (one of my most popular meal plan templates ever created), How to Stock a Real Food Kitchen (Pantry, Fridge, Freezer and printable checklist of everything I recommend stocking to easily create meals and pack lunch), a worksheet to help you think through food prep, and establishing routines (how to create a morning and evening routine, which includes printable routine cards). Also included is the 90-page Snack Guide which includes printable snack cards, recipes, store-bought recommendations, my snack approach, and a lesson on packing real food snacks. Plus, a monthly group coaching session with me (Kristin). There are also bonus lessons in the Master Course: navigating picky eaters, getting kids to take responsibility for lunch and food prep, kitchen space video tours (pantry, fridge, and freezer), how to read ingredient lists and find ready-made real food, and examples of how food prep works in the lunchbox. And, of course, cooking videos to help you get started with making food for the lunchbox (and beyond). There are so many extras with the Master Course, besides just audio and video lessons. The Master Course is valued at over $497!
The Master Course sounds amazing, but I don't know if I can afford it?
The Master Course is an investment in yourself and your family. It’s an investment in simplifying your life, nourishing your child, and your sanity (because we all know that serving and eating real food takes thought and work). The Course is designed to give you all the tools you need to simplify real food and pack this food in the lunchbox. The course saves you precious time since you don’t have to spend hours searching online, reading books, and trying to piece together all that information. Instead, you can work through one class per week, have all the tools needed to simplify, get monthly coaching with me (Kristin), and immediately take action on what you’re learning. You can start simplifying now! It’s taken me years to learn how to make real food work for my family, how to easily pack nourishing lunches (in a kid-friendly, budget-friendly, and time-friendly way), along with lots of trial and error. I want your journey to be easier, and that’s why I created the Master Course! I’ve also opened up a payment plan system to make it as easy as possible for you financially. Also, I’ve created the Basic Kit option. While this option doesn’t include all the extras found in the Master Course, it gives you a solid foundation for how to pack nourishing lunches at a super discounted price.