Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Parsnips for Lunch YAY!

Posted by 6 years ago 5 Comments


  • 2 Hard Boiled Eggs and 1/2 of a whole grain and flax sandwich thin
  • raw parsnips and carrots
  • Orange segments
  • 1 ring ding (like a chocolate covered cupcake)
  • Water

What Came Home?

School Lunch Ideas

We are knew parsnip fans. He likes them raw! I prefer them roasted. Click here to see us try them for the first time on video.

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    January 12, 2012

    Roni, I look forward to your lunchbox ideas! My little man is not in school yet, but I am storing lots of great ideas for when he is! Thank you!


    January 12, 2012

    I can't believe he ate raw parsnips! They are so... spicy-ish. We've been on the parsnip bus since last year or so. We love doing them roasted along with brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes, with olive oil and rosemary. Good stuff! Amazing that Ryan will eat them raw though.


    January 12, 2012

    I also can't believe he ate parsnips, raw no less! I bought some after watching your video (I have tried them before and didn't like them) and guess, what, still don't like them. But thanks for the inspiration! Do you find his lunch box has held up well to every day use? I am looking for a new system for my 5 year old.


    January 12, 2012

    It has and let me tell you we beat it up. The only thing wrong with it after almost 3 years (bought it in pre-school) is the alien keychain head fell off the zipper breaking the tip. It still zippers, just makes it a little more difficult to grab hold.


    January 13, 2012

    Regarding your zipper issue, I have seen these in a catalog....might fix your problem. Love your website!