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. The Simplified School Lunch Community is made up of parents with young children and older children alike, as well as grandparents.
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 (and other meals) 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 bonus 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 cheatsheet 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 the course comes 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.
Can I print the recipe book, lunch kit, snack guide, and additional PDF guides, worksheets, and cheat sheets ?
Yes, you can! All PDF guides, books, templates, and cheatsheets are professionally-designed and printer-friendly.
How long will I have access to the course?
As a student, you enjoy lifetime access to the course. We use a mobile and user-friendly platform called Teachable to host the course. You can return to the course whenever you want and take the course and visit the guides and cheat sheets and recipe book. Teachable also has an app that you can download from the App Store. I highly recommend this route if you want to access the course from your phone or tablet. 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 students! Live Simply is known for AMAZING customer service and support. As we update the course (bonus lessons are currently being added on a monthly basis), you automatically receive updates. Investing in the course now, locks you into the current price so you’ll receive updates without paying extra.
The course sounds amazing, but I don't know if I'm ready.
The 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, and immediately take action on what you’re learning. You can start simplifying now and save yourself a lot of frustration! It’s taken me years to learn how to make real food work for my family (in a kid-friendly, budget-friendly, and time-friendly way). I want your journey to be easier and that’s why I created the course!