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  • Please post your Primal school lunch ideas.

    My oldest kid (15) went Primal with me this summer. He is doing great and has lost 17 pounds of fat. He is a healthy weight now and he has no desire to go back to a CW diet. Now that school is starting again, he is worried about what he will be able to have for lunch. Last year he would just pack a peanut butter sandwich. Does anyone have any ideas of what he can pack? Any ideas are appreciated. Thank you.

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    Big Ass Salad. I put mine in a tupperware container then have a little pot seperately I put my salad dressing in (olive oil and balsamic vinegar with a touch of mustard). Then he just needs to take some cutlery.

    Fruit.

    Halve a bell pepper, scoop out the seeds and other crap and then stick salad stuff and chicken or whatever in each half - makes it like an edible bowl.

    If he has dairy take a slice of ham*, spread with cream cheese then put strips of bell pepper in and roll it up.
    *most ham is processed so whether you consider it primal or not I leave to you.

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    • #3
      In a sane world, kids would bring raw meat to school and they would grill it at lunch.

      Until then, go with the chicken salad.

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      • #4
        I make big batches of chicken curry, chili, stews, etc, freeze them in 2 cup wide mouth mason jars. Reheat and put into his two cup thermos.

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        • #5
          Omlette eats well cold, I tend to have mine about half veg, onion, bell pepper, mushroom, kale, leek, sweet potatoe works well if you are going to be active/want more carbs. Easy to eat without cutlery without too much mess.

          Other than that shove stuff in a box and add a fork, I had; coleslaw, hardboiled egg, cold roast chicken, liver pate, salad leaves, bell pepper and celery today in my packed lunch.
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          • #6
            My son has asked for deer jerky and fruit. I think this will work out fine!

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            • #7
              "Roll Your Owns" (no, not weed): pack lettuce, meat, cheese, and veggies all separately so they can make their own wrap.
              I second the omelets.
              Pack a thing of chicken/ tuna/ crab/ whatever and send slices of cuke, carrot, and other veggies to act as chips and use the salad as a dip.
              Egg muffins.
              Bento box type thing: throw a bunch of stuff in the bag and add a fork/ spoon. Hard cooked eggs, omelet, salad (dressing on side), meat salad, meat, veggies, cheese sticks/ cubes, fruit...
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              • #8
                I personally enjoy salads when I take my lunch to work. Since he is 15, he might enjoy making his own salad and deciding what to put in it. If he doesn't want to take a salad, there are plenty of other things he could take!

                Frittatas taste pretty good when eaten cold. If he enjoys hardboiled eggs then those are pretty easy to cook up the night before. Do you eat rice? Some people here consider rice to be primal. If you do, then sushi is always a yummy option. If you don't eat rice, then what about packing him some yummy canned tuna, canned salmon, etc along to school? If you open up the can the night before and squeeze lemon juice over it, then it won't smell fishy the next day.

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                • #9
                  Boy? 15? A whole roast chicken (lotsa napkins or a bib with a caveman on it). Veggies alternating with fruit on skewers. You'll be the "cool mom."

                  Disclaimer: I'm not a parent and never was, but I vaguely remember that my teenage bfs ate like they had eight assholes.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Freckleface View Post
                    My oldest kid (15) went Primal with me this summer. He is doing great ..... Now that school is starting again, he is worried about what he will be able to have for lunch. .... Does anyone have any ideas of what he can pack? Any ideas are appreciated. Thank you.
                    Same boat - except oldest is going off to the college dorms and is on a meal plan. There is a serious lack of healthy foods in the cafeteria, and he can't afford to spend much extra $ on food... anybody with college kids on the meal plan? Suggestions?

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                    • #11
                      Disclaimer: I'm not a parent and never was, but I vaguely remember that my teenage bfs ate like they had eight assholes.[/QUOTE]

                      HA HAHAHAHAHA!! As a mom of a 15 year old and an 18 year old, I concur - and THAT is FUNNY!!!!

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                      • #12
                        bacon and eggs in a thermos is actually still lovely by lunch! Also...homemade soup! Chicken broth with lots of veggies. Burgers keep well in a thermos too---just involves being willing to cook or reheat foods in the morning before school---I do this with my kids and hubby for work too. Tuna salad, egg salad---can serve on lettuce.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by solstice View Post
                          bacon and eggs in a thermos is actually still lovely by lunch! Also...homemade soup! Chicken broth with lots of veggies. Burgers keep well in a thermos too---just involves being willing to cook or reheat foods in the morning before school---I do this with my kids and hubby for work too. Tuna salad, egg salad---can serve on lettuce.
                          Bacon and eggs in a thermos?? That's fucking brilliant. Show me an amazon.com link to the type of thermos you're talking about and tell me how you would load it with the bacon and eggs, like how would you make the eggs (what shape)? This is a revolutionary idea, it could change the way I eat forever.

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                          • #14
                            I usually put a big hunk of meat in the crockpot on the weekend--a couple whole chickens, or beef, bison, or pork, with seasonings. Then we eat the leftovers cold throughout the week for lunches. Add some veg and fruit to the lunch bag, or a salad, and you have a good meal.

                            When my son was a teen, an apple and a banana went into the lunch bag in addition to the rest. Larabars are also good for between-meal snacks for a growing boy!

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                            • #15
                              Ha ha Dado---Here is my thermos---even has a built in spoon!
                              Thermos Stainless King SK3000MBTRI4 Food Jar, Midnight Blue: Amazon.com: Kitchen & Dining
                              The bacon will get less crispy while it is stored in the thermos with the eggs. I premake the bacon, on the crispy side and scramble eggs---and voila! Lunch!
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