Aug 3, 2011

Back to School: Lunches

from last August:
Here are some real food suggestions for lunch.

The first two pictures are my first grader's lunches.
Above: shredded carrots, popcorn -popped in coconut oil, raw cheese sandwich, water and Spiderman high fructose corn syrup and artificially colored poison (hey - we adhere to the 80/20 rule!)

Below: raw cheese sticks, water, popcorn, organic apples, peaches, oatmeal bake.
Below is lunch from Lisa Lipe: pastured hard boiled egg, raw cheese, organic apple, pastured chicken sandwich with lettuce and lacto-fermented mayonnaise on sprouted wheat bread.

Below is HB's kindergartner's lunch: mild cheddar cheese and wheat bread sandwich, popcorn popped in coconut oil, apple, soaked granola with extra raisins, in the sippy cup: water kefir, and of course, a napkin note because man does not live on bread alone.
Erin also has elementary aged children.  They get cheese or hummus quesadillas (on sprouted tortillas and fried in coconut oil), carrot sticks, organic applesauce, and homemade organic popcorn or granola for snack.  If they didn't eat an egg at breakfast, she would probably send a hard-boiled one in their lunch. 

Other ideas for real food lunch include:
 - egg salad
 - hard boiled eggs
 - probiotic potato salad
 - hummus and veggies
 - Lacto-fermented pickles
 - chicken salad
 - yogurt (full FAT) and granola
 - leftovers from the previous night's dinner.

{Participating in Real Food Wednesday}

What real food lunch ideas do you have?

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  1. I've found that buttering the jam side of PBJs is an easy way to add healthy fats. The butter also acts as a barrier between the jam and bread. I make lunches the night before; it keeps the jam from soaking into the bread.

  2. nuts, dried fruit,cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, hummus with whole grain crackers, homemade beef jerky, yogurt,peanut butter tortilla wraps, soup in a thermos

  3. Like the Peanut Butter Tortilla wraps and the popcorn idea too. Wondering if the popcorn stays fresh enough to send in lunches in a bag.

  4. Popcorn popped in coconut oil stays surprisingly fresh. Like maybe as long as a week - that is, if it is not eaten before then! After popping, I dump it in a big bowl and sprinkle Real Salt. Once cooled to room temperature, put it in zip top bags.



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