Pack a lunch

Pack a lunch

Yes, it is a simple tip, but it really works and it’s a money-saver too. It is the first thing we learned to do to survive and thrive, food-wise. My kids pack their own lunch now, which, besides learning how to cook, is a great skill to have and a sign of independence (which, ultimately, all kids want).Our most recent experiment with this tip is the Mr. Bento Lunch Jar. It keeps hot food hot, and cold food cold, for about 6 hours. Which means no more waiting in the microwave line.

Keep an open mind about what constitutes lunch. You can pack anything for lunch

▪   Leftovers (breakfast or dinner)
▪   Cut up fruit and vegetables
▪   crepes, rolls, wraps
▪   snack foods (muffins, cookies, crackers)
▪   dried foods (jerky, dried fruits, chips)


Stuff to pack with the food:
▪   Napkins
▪   Fork, spoon or knife, or spork
▪   Cup or straw
▪   When my kids were young I packed a note in their lunch that had a joke on it. You can find lots of jokes on-line (for example, try this)


Packing tools:

▪   Containers such as Pyrex, Rubbermaid, wax paper bags, foil
▪   Bento boxes
▪   paper bags
▪   lunch bags
drink container or thermos


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Posted in Vegetarian, Wheat-Free  |  4 Comments

4 Responses to Pack a lunch

  1. Kerri Chambers says:

    Hi, I have had crohn’s disease for the past 18 years and have been on the SCD diet for the past 12 years. For the most part it has worked for me, certainly over any meds. I would like some ideas for lunch… I do have to say I am often hungry, I always have a soup on the go, muffins, bread, etc… I do have 2 young children aged 4 months and 28 months and I just feel I don’t have a lot of time anymore to make food… can anyone give me any fresh ideas for lunch/snacks… thanks! kerri

    • Erica says:

      Great news on SCD working for you. A couple of tips: there are lots of recipes and tips here that can help. Anything can be considered lunch, so think outside the traditional lunchbox. Also, make extra food at dinners and freeze a lot because leftovers make great lunches. Good luck.

  2. Beverly Milley says:

    I am learning so much tonight have celiac and have bee doing Paleo following Elana and just this last week I am feeling better will be traveling to see family next week and will be the first time in 6 years I am scared because I will be away from my kitchen and staying in a hotel but bring my cooler and will never be without food drinks or snacks. I have found this site tonight and really enjoying. That you so much

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