Kids lunch boxes
We love our Planet box
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My eldest starts big school in a week, and he is very excited about taking his to school.
I have told him that other kids are going to have lots of junk (sandwiches, chips, and muesli bars etc)
He says he is going to tell them all about Jimmy and the Carrot Rocket Ship (Kids book about being paleo) LOL
Most schools are nut free cos of the peanut allergy thing, but they ban all nuts, which sucks.
I wish I could say he was allergic to junk so they could ban that garbage :rolleyes:
Oh and what do you put in your kids lunch boxes?
I guess it will be just what I give them now:
-Carrot and cucumber sticks with guacamole.
-Some kind of protein, chicken, tuna, lamb meatballs, preservative free sausages (our butcher makes them with just meat, and herbs and spices).
-Apple with cashew butter (well unless they do say no nuts, they haven't actually said yet).
-Ham/salami roll ups, maybe with plain cheese.
-Date balls (dates, cashews, and coconut), again depends on the nut thing.
Their lunches now, are some combo of the above.
What are some other things?
You can check out this [URL="http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread63385-2.html"]http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread63385-2.html[/URL] from a while ago. There are some links in there, and this is one of them [url=http://www.primalkitchen.blogspot.nl/]Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary[/url]; this lady talks a lot about lunches, and has a bzillion pictures of the actual lunches she makes.
Also, depending on what your kid will eat, throw in a fork and the sky's the limit!
thanks for the links.
I hadn't done a search as yet, as I only planned to post about the lunch box LOL
But figured id see what everyone else did while I was asking.
When my daughter used to take lunch to school (she's now at boarding school, so gets a school lunch automatically), I would make soup and put some in a thermos for her. I'd also make things like baby peppers filled with tuna mayonnaise, Scotch eggs but made with quail's eggs, home-made vegetable crisps (chips), strawberries dipped in dark chocolate, home-made yoghurt, smoked fish, chicken drumsticks, apples, bananas, etc. In the winter I'd quite often fill a wide-necked thermos with stews and a bit of plain white rice (about 1 tbspn per thermos - so not a lot, but it swells and absorbs some of the juice, making a stew a bit easier to eat at school or at work), kebabs were also popular, as was smoked fish.
It's so passe, but we use an old ice cream container (nice rectangle shape) for ds. Fancy, I know!
We usually put in bacon or sliders, sliced cheese, sliced veggies, and he also carries some fruit. We put it all in a tote bag or in his backpack. Simple as can be.
His school provides two snacks -- fruit and buns or rice balls.
MY dream lunch box is a tiffin box. I love those darn things.
DH and I currently carry to work: 1 old yogurt container with 7 eggs; 1 old ice cream container of steamed veg; 1 yogurt container of berries with coconut cream; 1 old ice cream container of sliders (or other "supplemental meat"); 1 yogurt container with hard boiled eggs; 1 yogurt container of cut fresh veggies; one jar of bone broth; loose pieces of fruit (usually 6 pieces).
This is often "overkill" but we would rather have more food than less. :) Typically, eggs, sliders, cut veggies and fruit will "stay over" at the office for the next day -- or the next couple of days.
Thus, one 3-teir tiffin box of meat, eggs, and veggies and one 3-teir tiffin box of berries/coconut cream, steamed veggies and eggs would work nicely. DS could also do with a 3-teir tiffin -- meat, cheese, veggies all separated. Heck, even one filled with pate would work for him now that he also loves pate! :)
Anyway, I'm all kinds of preference-y for tiffin boxes.
[url=http://www.nomnompaleo.com]Nom Nom Paleo[/url] did a lunchbox series.
The first thing I thought was, "Wow! Those are super cool lunch boxes!" The second thing I thought was "I would lose that thing in a week!" :p (I'm not good of keeping track of things I take to work. I have a handmedown lunch box and a camping spoon/fork/knife combo I bought on sale.)
Good info in this thread! I might have to start making fancier lunches for myself! ;)
I really want to get a Planet box but they're pricey and kinda heavy. My 4yo goes to a public elementary pre-K and has to take both her breakfast and lunch, so we went with a LunchBots set instead. [url=http://www.lunchbots.com/clicks-small-leak-proof-stainless-steel-food-container.html]Snap Lock Food Containers - Clicks Small Leak Proof Set by LunchBots[/url]
Here's today's menu:
Breakfast - a piece of GF cinnamon raisin bread smeared w/Kerrygold, a sliced up chicken apple breakfast sausage, and a pullet egg "crepe" rolled up with a little melted cheese inside and sliced. Oh, and a small banana.
Lunch - rolled up nitrate-free turkey, GF crackers, string cheese, baby carrots, and applesauce.