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|Top eight allergen free lunch. Bread is the 2.0 version of my standard recipe. Watch for it people, it'll get posted soon.|
|Yup, my non-allergy kid is my pickiest, go figure. And yes, that is a yucky white hotdog bun. But I need that kid to eat!|
|The yummy chocolate thing is a new recipe from Enjoy Life on the back of one of their new cereals. It is certainly YUMMY!|
· Wraps (use brown rice or coconut tortillas)
· Left over meats from a previous meal
· Peanut butter or alternative butter
· Salad fillings
· Use as a wrap or cut into pinwheels
· Stainless Steel Hot containers (note: always heat food on a stove not microwave prior to filling container. Also, while warming food have container sitting filled with hot water to prewarm, food will stay warmer longer)
· Mac N’ Cheese
· Homemade Lunchables (Get creative, but make a list. Look at what Lunchables contain and make your own, only much healthier. To save time make a week’s worth at once!)
· Lunch meat (cut by small cookie cutters), cheese (regular or CF), crackers, juice, fruit/veggie
· Ian’s breaded chicken with BBQ sauce to dip, pudding, juice box
· Crackers/mini pizza crust, pizza sauce, shredded cheese, pepperoni, milk, fruit, treat
· Turkey on Schar “sub” bread, applesauce, So Delicious or almond yogurt, cookie of choice
· Ian’s breaded chicken, BBQ sauce, applesauce, Envirokids rice crispy bar, Protien2Go, water
· Misc. Container Ideas
· Boiled Egg, Qwackers, fruit, cheese and meat Kabobs on toothpicks
· Egg salad on a lettuce wrap, sliced cucumber, granola, Mary’s Gone Crackers
· Leftover (or planned) chicken wings with dipping sauce, Beanitos, applesauce, carrots
· Pasta salad, breadsticks, dipping sauce, fruit
· Mason Jar Salads
Use mason jars with lids and rings to bring a salad to school or work
Ideas for filling them: Start with your lettuce of choice… romaine, spinach, kale and top with
· strawberries, feta or goat cheese (or non dairy cheese), pecans with dressing
· diced green apple, cranberries, walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette
· Try a Cobb salad– diced egg, cherry tomato, onion, avocado, cheese
· green peas, corn, black beans, onion, tomato, avocado, cilantro, and fresh lime juice
· garbanzo beans, cucumber, tomato, feta with mixed greens and a vinaigrette
· BLT – bacon, lettuce, tomato.
· Beet(really!), goat cheese or non dairy cheese, pecans with balsamic vinaigrette
Ready to Go Lunches
· Frozen “burritos”
Things to “throw” in lunches
· Glutino pretzels
· Freeze juice boxes and coconut milk boxes, use as a freezer pack. They will unthaw by lunch. Shake well.
· Use an apple slicer to cut an apple. Cut most of the way through. Keep together and put in a baggie.
· Get Bento boxes, plastic ware boxes and make lunch fun. Little containers, lots of choices
· Tell your children to bring home what they don’t eat. You can then adjust for their tastes and appetites.
· Keep a box on your shelf stocked with a variety of grab and go things: fruit, bars, chip bags, treats. Same with the refrigerator, keep baggies of: washed and cut veggies/ fruits, yogurts, dips etc.