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    Primal lunches for kids

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    I'm trying to get my son off the bread. Any ideas for kid-friendly primal school lunches? Keep in mind that there are no fridges or microwaves available to him.

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    School lunch ideas

    Everyday Paleo always has great school lunch ideas. Two favorite ideas I got from there include:

    cucumber sandwiches: put shredded meat (I also eat Applegate Farms deli meats) in between cucumber slices and serve with guacamole or goat cheese

    pure wrap: paleo wraps that you can stuff with any fillings (leftover meats, salsa, almond butter etc). You can buy pure wraps online at:

    Improv'eat Beyond Organic. Beyond Compare.

    Those ideas can act as the "sandwich" for a school lunch. Maybe add some cut up veggies, cherry tomatoes or pieces of fruit. A larabar can also be a fun addition to a kid's lunch bag. If your kids like pickles, real fermented varieties can be a fun snacky side item.

    Hope that helps!

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    Get a lunchbag that allows you to add an ice pack. Are there any meats he likes cold?

    Primal lunches I used to make for work:

    slices of cold chicken breast and cheese, cherry tomato, a leaf or two of romaine and a piece of fruit (usually an apple). Use the lettuce leaves as sandwich 'bread'/wrap for the chicken and cheese. Sometimes I wouldn't have lettuce so I'd pack toothpicks and spear the chicken, cheese, and a tomato together. I would do the same for steak as well.

    Chicken or tuna salad made with primal mayo and red grapes, using a piece of celery as a spoon.

    Low carb wraps like what Iltruss suggested

    Cold primal-ized pizza

    Cold shirataki noodles mixed with cooked chicken. green onions, and a peanut sauce (I haven't made this in a while, I remember it was a primal peanut sauce/peanut curry sauce but I can't find the recipe)


    Will keep thinking, I basically took dinner leftovers and made a cold meal from them for lunches. Of course, I like cold chicken and cold, thinly sliced beef. If your kiddo doesn't then it might be harder.
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    I almost always send my son (3) to mother's day out with deli meat, some cut veggies & fruit and some avocado. Sometimes I'll send him with tuna salad. I try not to make it too complicated. I put some ice packs in his box to keep it cool until lunch. His teachers probably think I'm so weird because I don't send a sandwich and chips. And I don't let him have the candy they pass out, he gets a sticker instead. My poor kid, lol.

    I second the PPs suggestion to check out everydaypaleo.com

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    Primal kid lunches are so pretty in a Bento box and my kids LOVE the attention they get from their unconventional spreads.

    Proteins:

    Meatballs
    Chicken
    Steak slices
    Deviled or HB eggs
    Lunchmeat rollups
    Cheese (mozzarella, muenster, cheddar, Dutch varieties, provolone...)
    Sausage
    Bacon

    Veggies:

    Celery
    Carrots
    Cucumber
    Green pepper slices
    Salad
    Raw zucchini
    Baby spinach

    Fruit:

    Mandarins
    Apples
    Grapes
    Mango
    Pineapple
    Kiwi
    Etc

    Crunchy snack:

    Macadamia
    Cashews
    Almonds
    Pretzels or pita chips (I know lol)
    Homemade sweet potato chips

    Dip:

    Zucchini hummus
    Homemade ranch
    Yogurt (vanilla or add cocoa powder for chocolate)
    Tamarind

    *their lunches almost always have a half avocado lightly salted.


    Also, my kids are not on low carb and I allow white rice in their diets. I have these little rice molds that I layer with fun stuff.
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    ooooo meatballs! I never thought of that!! Thanks for the ideas Buka! (And hubby will thank you too, I think he's getting tired of the same stuff in his box every weekday)
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    I pack my son the same things that I pack for myself.
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    I think the small thermoses work pretty well to keep soup and the like warm for a few hours
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaylee99 View Post
    ooooo meatballs! I never thought of that!! Thanks for the ideas Buka! (And hubby will thank you too, I think he's getting tired of the same stuff in his box every weekday)

    My kids eat paleo meat balls cold got lunch. I make them in muffin pans so we call them meat muffins.

    Everyday Paleo has great kid friendly meal ideas. She even blogged about her kids' lunches a few weeks ago.
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    High Plains Primal has a lot of ideas in a photo album on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...9871592&type=3

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