Alternative Sack Lunches

Possible choices to pack for your young one for school:

  • Celery and Almond Butter (or there are a myriad of other butters you can try: Macademia, Pistachio, Cashew; plus you can make your own just run your favorite nut through a food processor and you have a natural butter, maybe add a little sweetener or a raw honey. It’s all yummy and better than the traditional peanut butter).
  • Roasted Almonds: Another great option with this most nutritious seed is roasted almonds, if your kids are sick of raw almonds, you can season them with anything (make it sweet and put cinnamon or make it hot and put chipotle, or you could use rosemary or sage; the options are limitless). Just place in a pan and drizzle with oil (you could use olive oil or even try coconut) and season to your liking, then place in the oven for a nice toast.
  • Apples and pudding: We like to make the proDesert pudding packages, they taste similar to cake batter, but they’re a sweet treat that you could make and dip with sliced apples, for a meal that provides the benefits of fruit and has protein for kids’ growing muscles!
  • Turkey Wrap: use lettuce or you could even try swiss chard (August 13). Layer in the middle with turkey (or whatever kind of meat your kid likes, it could be chicken or ground beef, or even ground bison), tomato, and avocado (or with whatever veggies your kid likes).
  • Stuffed Strawberries: for a nice treat every once in a while you can send them with stuffed strawberries. Just take the centers out of the strawberries and with cream cheese mixed with a little bit of sweetener and top with a cocoa almond.
  • Trail Mix: This is sooo! simple. Just gather a variety of nuts (almonds, cashews, pistachio, walnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, or even try a seed called sasha inchi, which is a South American seed high in omega three fatty acids), then you can mix in some unsweetened coconut flakes.
  • Coconut Soup: In the fall put some of this soup in a canteen. Just mix coconut milk, vegetable stock, protein (soup, salmon, chicken, ground beef) and any vegetables (carrots, cabbage, onions, or peppers for something hotter) in a sauce pan.
  • Tomato Soup: roasted tomato soup (recipe on August 14) recipe, that you could pack with some fried chicken (just dust with coconut flour and fry in coconut oil, check recipe on August 14) and celery, or serve with the turkey wrap.
  • Stir Fry: get out your wok and throw in a variety of meats (cubed grass meat, chicken, etc.) with any veggies (Brussels sprouts, cabbage, zucchini, asparagus, onions, peppers), maybe even throw in some nuts (cashews or even pine nuts). Cook it all in coconut oil and you’re done!
  • Fruit compote: the recipe is listed on August 14, but it’s simple basically mix any fresh fruit (plums, peaches, blueberries, cherries, raspberries, and blackberries) with some sweetener in a large sauce pan.
  • Egg Muffins: if they miss breakfast just throw these in their sack or put it for lunch. You can make up a bunch at a time and they’re easy to make and to pack. Simply mix a dozen eggs, cheese, and veggies (try chopped baby bellas, or shredded spinach, our lead trainer enjoys them with bacon and blueberries). There are soo! many options and they’re so easy!
  • Fried chicken: Mix a little bit of coconut flour with some seasoning (garlic powder, onion powder, Country Bob’s seasoning). Lightly dust the chicken (you can use thighs or legs or wings) with the flour. Place in a skillet with coconut oil and cook thoroughly. Place on a napkin to cool and then pack.
  • Almond Cookies: if your kids our good pack them some almond cookies. Mix 1/2 cup splenda, stick of butter (organic or grass fed butter is the best option if you can find it), 3/4 cup almond butter, 1/2 cup almond flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder.
  • Turkey Curry: give your kids an international treat, with curry. Check out the recipe posted on the July 24, once again mix with any vegetables and layer ontop of a bed of cauliflower rice.
  • Smoked sausage and cabbage: once again this is another recipe that is so easy to do. Make a large batch and serve intermittenly throughout the week. Recipe on June 26.
  • Pizza: for a treat once in awhile try a pizza. There are recipes out there for coconut flour or almond flour pizza crust. Layer with meat and tomato sauce, but be cautious with the cheese (raw cheese is always the best option). I make a pizza with an eggplant crust (May 22).
  • Pork and Apples: a nice savory lunch. Simply cook some diced granny smith apples and pecans then serve over a piece of pork.
  • Vegetable Chips: slice veggies (raddishes-I’ve had these and they’re good, but you can zucchini as well) really then. Place in a baking pan and drizzle with oil and seasoning.
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