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    Hi y'all! Our family is just starting to eat Primal and I'm looking for good primal lunches I can pack for my kids (ages 9, 7, 2). I'm a homeschooling mama, but we have to pack lunch twice a week during the school year, once a week for Co-op and once a week for Chinese school. Any suggestions? I have three awesome Planetbox lunchboxes and no ideas as far as what to put in them!! Help, please!!

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    I'm bad at the whole concept of a meal. I just toss in a bunch of favorites into a lunchpail: pemmican, jerky, hardboiled eggs, pre-cooked bacon, smoked fish, can of anchovies/sardines/herring, dried fish, etc and that way when hunger hits, there is bound to be something edible and satisfying at hand.

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    • #3
      Pickles, uncured natural hot dogs, natural fruit bars (like fruit leather), Cheese (if you do dairy), nuts...

      I agree about hard boiled eggs.

      I've been lucky, my kid for the most part loves primal foods. Her lunch today was bacon & watermelon.

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      • #4
        Also veggies like, carrots & celery, raw broccoli...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Acmebike View Post
          I'm bad at the whole concept of a meal. I just toss in a bunch of favorites into a lunchpail: pemmican, jerky, hardboiled eggs, pre-cooked bacon, smoked fish, can of anchovies/sardines/herring, dried fish, etc and that way when hunger hits, there is bound to be something edible and satisfying at hand.
          This is the best way to pack kiddo lunches imo!!! My grokling's lunches always look like some sort of snack platter/picnic! Cold meat, cheese, nuts, hardboiled eggs, smoked oysters etc. etc. etc.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by lil_earthmomma View Post
            This is the best way to pack kiddo lunches imo!!! My grokling's lunches always look like some sort of snack platter/picnic! Cold meat, cheese, nuts, hardboiled eggs, smoked oysters etc. etc. etc.
            That is what I do as well- minus the dairy. We are gone 2 days a week as well- one for co-op and then for library and lunch w/ Daddy. On lunch w/ daddy day I make a big meal the night before so well have leftovers as he has a microwave. But usually I am lazy otherwise.
            Mama to 4, wife to my love

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            • #7
              This past school year, well the last part anyway! My dd was taking hard boiled eggs, sliced ham/turkey/chicken, sliced cucumbers and baby tomatoes, and home made trail mix of crispy almonds (soaked and then slow roasted), dried apricots and a few 5-8 dark chocolate chips. A very few times she would take cheese, but it was and is hard to get her to eat cheese that is at room temp, so that became a no go.
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              • #8
                Primal Hand Rolls. Nori sheets wrapped around what ever you want, meats, tuna, avocado, whatever veggies you want... just line the sheet with lettuce before you put on any of the other fillings to keep the Nori from going all soggy.

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                • #9
                  Check out these photos; tons of ideas:

                  http://www.laptoplunches.com/LaptopLunchPhotos.html

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dragonmamma View Post
                    Check out these photos; tons of ideas:

                    http://www.laptoplunches.com/LaptopLunchPhotos.html
                    I got hungry looking at those, The halloween one was cute.

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                    • #11
                      Chicken drumsticks, deviled eggs, veggie sticks ( a wide variety) with guacamole or savory yogurt dip, fruit kabobs.

                      Also, I would encourage parents not to be too strict with forbidden foods for their kids (provided their are no medical conditions) although obviously, I think they should only aim to keep healthy foods. My mom kept our house relatively healthy with no desserts and much less processed food than what most people grew up with. But, if someone brought over ice cream or donuts, we could eat as much as we wanted. Now, although I would like to lose fat, I've never had the problems with food that I see with others. I have lots of friends who grew up in a very strict environment and totally binge when they get the chance and then beat themselves up afterward.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for all the ideas!! I'll definitely start trying some of these lunch options out with the kiddos to see which ones will work for them. We do eat dairy, so cheese and hard boiled eggs and such would probably work along with a variety of veggies and a bunch of the other ideas. So far the kids have been really onboard with all the changes in our eating habits. The hardest thing for them has been giving up our Saturday morning donuts, but we switched to Saturday morning Almond Flour Pancakes and that seems to have won them over! Thanks!

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