10 Kids’ Lunch Box Ideas with Foods that Naturally Contain Statins

Cholesterol, a waxy substance found in our blood, is needed to build healthy cells, but if it is too much, fatty deposits are developed in our blood vessels, and this increases our risk of heart disease. As we clearly don’t want that for our kids, we found out that statins can be effective in maintaining cholesterol levels. And, good news, there are simple foods that our kids love to eat that naturally contain statins! Here are 3 popular food ideas to include in your next lunch boxes.

Artichoke

Artichoke is one of the foods on our list that naturally contain statins. Sure, it’s not possible to pack a whole artichoke in our kids’ lunch boxes but there are different ways to introduce this superfood easily!

Diego added artichoke hearts with the tuna salad he prepared for his children.
Diego added artichoke hearts with the tuna salad he prepared for his children.
Jessica used artichoke spread for her kids' lunch boxes: salmon-artichoke bagels
Jessica used artichoke spread for her kids’ lunch boxes: salmon-artichoke bagels
artichoke-ham sandwiches were a hit! Her kids loved their lunch
… and artichoke-ham sandwiches were a hit! Her kids loved their lunches!

Lentils

Lentils are legumes that are part of a heart-healthy diet. Green, black, red, or yellow, there are different ways to introduce them in your kids’ lunch boxes! Let’s see how our friends at the Teuko Lunchbox Community packed their kids’ lunch boxes with lentils.

Lentils Salad, by Alex via teuko.com
Alex made a lentil salad with green lentils, onion fondue, basil, tomatoes, and cheese.
vegetarian Petit Salé, associating lentils with salmon
Jenna Bento made a vegetarian Petit Salé, by associating lentils with salmon.
lentils pasta and mixes them with green peas
Momztries shared a smart trick: she used lentil pasta and mixed them with green peas!
Taco Tuesday the vegetarian way by filling tacos with red lentils, quinoa, and beans
Thelunchmomma twisted Taco Tuesday the vegetarian way by filling tacos with red lentils, quinoa, and beans!

Beans

Beans also naturally offer statins. Red, black, beige, or green, big or small, round or shaped as a moon crescent, beans are a very kid-friendly food you need to add to your grocery list!

Sandwiches are not boring with Exhaustedmomma! She created a special PB&J sandwich by adding raisins and garbanzo beans!
Sandwiches are not boring with @exhaustedmomma! Check out this special PB&J sandwich with raisins and garbanzo beans!
Kidscantwaitforlunch packed an Haitian-style lunchbox for her kid. Fried rice was mixed with red kidney beans. Pork and plantain chips on the side. Papaya for dessert. Yum!
@Kidscantwaitforlunch packed a Haitian-style lunchbox for her kid. The fried rice was mixed with red kidney beans. Pork and plantain chips on the side. Papaya for dessert. Yum!
lunchwiththeseasons made a lunchbox with rainbow sushis, and on the side, she put edamame, these tiny green beans, which are also considered as a soy product.
@lunchwiththeseasons made a lunchbox with rainbow sushis, and on the side, she put edamame, these tiny green beans, which are also considered a soy product.

What food with natural statins do your kid already like to eat? Which one would they try next (or first)? Show us what you do by uploading a photo on teuko.com!


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