Hi Autumn! I am of Viking decent as well! I am mostly Swede and Dane--my dad was half Swede and my Mom was half Dane, and my husband is of Norweigian decent--his great grandfather emigrated in the late 1800's. I do re-enactments, and I have a 9th century Viking persona. I have done research on Viking foods, since in my encampments we only eat period correct foods and potatoes didn't grow in Scandinavia from what I have read--potatoes are a new world food, and weren't introduced to Europe until the mid 1500's. I do know that they ate lots of turnips and rutabegas--as well as oats and barley, but that isn't exactly primal.
I was working on switching my daughter over to primal at the end of the school year, and for lunches she typically got hard boiled eggs, ham or other sliced meats, 'trail mix' which was a mix of lightly home roasted almonds, a couple dried apricots, cut into small pieces to make it look like more, and about 5-6 dark chocolate chips. She also took veggies--her favorite combination was sliced cucumbers and grape tomatoes. Would something like that work for your son for his lunches? This summer, I am planning on making her cloth lunch sacks with waxed fabric "baggies" to put her food in. She has 3 friends who are vegan and I am (evil me) trying to convert them to primal by her example!
Interesting about your ovens! I wish we were able to do something like that here!
Every day is another stitch in the quilt of life.
Re-Start date 6/23/2011
me--Post pregnancy --mama to a beautiful baby boy--