Monday, 31 December 2012

Top Paleo Packed Lunches

Another tricky thing to cater for is packed lunches. No wheat means no bread, no grains means no oat cakes.  No sugar means no lots of things, no starchy carbs menas no crisps and no dairy means no yoghurt or cheese.  I've had to be quite creative to make sure my kids get enough to eat to keep them going without resorting to non-paleo ingredients - especially as it's a nut-free school!  Here are my top favourite lunches for the kids.

Paleo sushi - tuna mayo (homemade mayo if poss to avoid the sugar) with raw salmon and chopped veggies rolled in sushi seaweed paper.  With chopped raw veggies, toasted seeds and coconut with raisins, orange juice and a banana.

Paleo rice (ground cauliflower) with chicken stew kept warm in a flask, fruit juice, banana and toasted seeds and raisins.

Chicken mayo with chopped raw veggies, a coconut flour muffin (1/4 cup coconut flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tbsp honey, 6 eggs and 1/2 a cup of frozen blueberries) with fruit juice and a banana.
Paleo flatbread (1/4 cup coconut flour, 1/4 ground flax seeds, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking powder - baked in dollops until golden) with ham and cucumber or pate and cucumber, with chopped raw veggies, kale crisps (bake kale with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt until crispy) paleo fruity bars (seeds dates, honey and cocoa in a food processor until pretty smooth and frozen in bars, then cut and wrapped in foil), fruit juice and an apple.

Chicken kebabs layered with courgette, peppers and onion, with some (non really paleo) buckwheat crackers, a paleo chocolate muffin (1/4 cup coconut flour, 1.4 cup cocoa powder, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tbsp honey, chopped 90% cocoa chocolate, 6 eggs,) fruit juice and a pear.
Gluten-free sausages (from with chopped purple carrots, paleo cookies (1/4 cup coconut flour, 2 eggs, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 cup raisins) fruit juice and a banana.

I also make soups regularly for them and they are happy to have chunks of raw salmon.  This is how I plan their lunches.

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