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
- crispy nuts
- probiotic potato salad
- hummus and veggies
- Lacto-fermented pickles
- chicken salad
- yogurt (full FAT) and granola
- leftovers from the previous night's dinner
- soup in a thermos
PS - thanks goes to Jessica W. for this tip: 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.