Back to School- Lunch Box Round Up

lunch box round up

My daughter is only at Kindergarten but she is in the afternoon class so she has lunch at 11.30 then snack time is 2pm so I tend to pack her a second mini lunch so she is not a little angry ravenous Monkey when we come home at 3.30! Everything has to be nut free, which for me is tough as I love to use nuts to make our foods nutrient dense. I substitute nuts for seeds (sesame, pumpkin and sunflower mostly as we use hemp in our chia and smoothies!). They also have to be gluten and dairy free for us too so no sandwiches unless I make the bread myself!

Here are some ideas I am going to work into her lunchbox (this is the lunch box I lust after!) and work well for snack times too for my son!

Thank Your Body

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These are great alternatives to pack in your kids lunchbox. Especially if they are making the transitions from processed to real food. Something that they can recognise , however by using real ingredients they will actually be nourished and receive some nutrients.

Reclaiming Provincial

vegan ravioli

I am going to try these with buckwheat flour!

http://www.reclaimingprovincial.com/2011/12/03/vegan-sweet-potato-coconut-milk-roasted-chili-ravioli/

Veggie Belly

vietnamese-summer-rolls-with-mango2

My kids will be all over these!

http://www.veggiebelly.com/2010/08/vietnamese-summer-rolls-mango-sweet-chili-dipping-sauce.html

Your Vegan Mom

sweet potato tater tots

These will be really nice with hummus, quinoa flatbreads and carrot chips (peeled/spiralised carrots, olive oil salt baked till crispy!)

http://www.yourveganmom.com/your_vegan_mom/2012/02/sweet-potato-tater-tots.html

 We Got Real

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http://wegotreal.com/lemon-berry-oat-muffins-gluten-freedairy-free/

Savory Lotus

COCOMANGOgummies

http://www.savorylotus.com/2013/06/21/coconut-mango-gummy-snacks/

Homemademommy

Healthy-Kombucha-Fruit-Snacks-via-Homemade-Mommy-e1374899279575

http://www.homemademommy.net/2013/04/homemade-healthy-kombucha-fruit-snacks.html

Health Home Happy

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There is a recipe for coconut flour wraps on here I really want to try- need to buy some more eggs!

http://www.healthhomehappy.com/2013/06/avocado-salmon-wraps-a-simple-lunch-idea.html

Rubies and Radishes

nori wraps

 

Sushi is a big hit in our house- making these together in the morning before school will be fun!

http://www.rubiesandradishes.com/2013/05/30/healthy-go-to-lunch-idea-nori-wraps/

Heath Nut Nation

eggs

http://healthnutnation.com/2012/08/29/5-components-of-a-healthy-school-lunch/

http://healthnutnation.com/2011/10/10/heavenly-ham-and-egg-muffin-cups/

Primally Inspired

energyballs

These are a great no nut version

http://www.primallyinspired.com/energy-balls-with-coconut-sunflower-seeds-dark-chocolate-and-dried-cranberries-vegan-paleo/

Loula Natural

beetroot brownies

My absolute favourite- for school I make them with buckwheat flour rather than almonds. Also quick Sandwiches are Romaine lettuce leaves with salad and either Kefir cheese, salami, hummus or falafel wrapped up;

Lettuce Wraps

Holistic Squid

Holistic Squid

 

Lots of great tips here

http://holisticsquid.com/23-ways-to-pack-a-nutrient-dense-school-lunch/#comment-364

Grassfed Girl

Cherry-pancakes

I am really keen to use these as wraps or will make nice banana tahini sandwiches!

http://www.grassfedgirl.com/tag/breakfast/

 

Other Links;

How about this Paleo, gluten free recipe for Orange Chicken- perfect with a salad from Eat Your Beets

http://cleaneatsinthezoo.com/index/paleo-snack-and-lunch-ideas/

http://www.henryhappened.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-perfectly-packed-lunches-45-delicious-recipes.html

http://www.acasarella.net/2013/08/back-to-school-lunch-box-idea-revisited.html

8 thoughts on “Back to School- Lunch Box Round Up”

  1. Ooh, thanks for all the great lunch ideas! We had afternoon kindergarten last year too, and now we’re headed off to the wilds of first grade in, eep, three days! I best get busy figuring out this whole packing situation!

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