By Fredrica Syren:

I get lots of questions about what my family, especially what my kids eat each week. So here is a sample menu. During the week, I eat lunch with my two boys, and James and Bella eat at work/school. We try to eat lots of fruits and vegetables, and we let the kids eat pretty much all the fruit and vegetables they wish.what we eat lentil stew

Breakfast: Oatmeal cooked with raisins, figs and blueberries, and served with a little coconut oil, flax seed meal, and almond milk and chia gel. On weekends we treat ourselves to pancakes:)

Snack: Green smoothie and a sandwich or nuts or acai bowl

Lunch: Lentil soup or bean patties, mashed potato, served with bread and hummus, and mixed salad with spinach, tomatoes, cucumber and sprouts, and almond milk

Snack: Yogurt served with fruit, quinoa muesli and hemp seeds

Dinner: Pasta with mushroom sauce or lasagna, both served with fresh and raw cut up veggies — peppers, lettuce, cucumber, grated carrots and sprouts

I always serve lunch and dinner with a plate of raw vegetables that they can pick and choose from. Throughout the day we eat lots of fruit, and I usually bring fruit with me in the car or when we’re out and about. For treats, we like popcorn (made the old fashioned way in a pot) and home baked goodies; and the kids really like chia puddings and raw ice cream made with raspberries, dates and avocado.

To help me stay on track and to cook everything from scratch, I write a menu each week and stick to it. This way, I can do all the shopping once a week. And I plan ahead each day so I know my kids get what they need. I found this way to work the best. It saves us money and time.

Fredrika Syren

Fredrika Syren is an environmental activist and writer. In 2016, she founded the website Green-Mom.com where she shared her family’s journey of living zero waste. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband James and their children Bella, Noah, and Liam. Fredrika and her family were recently featured in the documentary Zero Time to Waste. Fredrika is also the author of Zero Waste for Families - A Practical Guidebook (which you can buy on this site)

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