The NT lunchbox - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 6 Old 07-29-2007, 08:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
Lizzo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,445
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My son is starting preschool this fall and has to bring trash free lunches (which I *love*). We're new to NT, but love it and I want some good lunch box ideas.
Thanks!
Lizzo is offline  
#2 of 6 Old 07-30-2007, 10:42 AM
 
Feb2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 839
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
my sons prefer "picnic" type lunches so I will often pick from each category:

protein:
- yogurt (plain, whole fat with either vanilla, cinnamon, or fruit added...sometimes with stevia depending on the sweetness of the addition)
- raw cheese chunks or strips
- nitrate-free ham, salami, etc
- leftover roasted chicken, pork, etc.
- chicken or salmon salad
4 yo who can spread within the time contraints of lunch :
- liverwurst (packed with, but not on wasa crackers..will get soggy)
- smoked salmon (packed with wasa and cream cheese or butter)

For the older child I sometimes include crispy nuts

veggie:
- broccoli (with or without Parmesan or butter)
- frozen peas (defrost by lunch and help keep everything cold)
- carrots (steamed/buttered or raw depending on which child...sometimes with a TF cream cheese spread/dip)
- steamed green beans

fruit (anything they don't need help eating - ie no pits, etc):
- fresh, sliced fruit (blueberries, pluots, apricots, banana, peaches, mango, pear, pineapple, etc.)
- frozen chunks (blueberries, cherries, peaches, mango, strawberries, etc.)
- dried fruit (raisins, mango, etc.)

carb (I leave these out a lot since they are hard to be TF):
- pretzels
- TLC cheese or 7 grain crackers
- wasa crackers

_______________________
Besides "picnic" type things, I will also do some sandwiches:
- natural PB, raw honey and butter
- ham and cream cheese
- salmon salad
- chicken salad
- honey and butter
- cream cheese and honey

I just started making 100% WW, soaked, no kneed bread (see thread in this forum), but last year I made any sandwiches with Food For Life's 7 grain WW pita bread (not soaked or spouted, but thinner and easier for my little guys to bite into) I didn't worry about it since they rarely want a sandwich...they'd just take it apart and eat the inside most days


HTH!!!
Feb2003 is offline  
#3 of 6 Old 07-30-2007, 11:01 AM
 
memory maker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: with my 3 crazy monkeys
Posts: 2,649
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Subbing for ideas too!
memory maker is offline  
#4 of 6 Old 07-30-2007, 11:29 AM
 
pampered_mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Somewhere short of crazy
Posts: 4,540
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Good thread! After being able to come home for lunch for the last 2+ years, dh needs to take a lunch so I can always use ideas. I got him a laptop lunchbox ala veganlunchbox.blogspot.com, but obviously would like some non-vegan lunch ideas. If I ever get up the energy I'm thinking someday I'd like to do a TF lunchbox blog thingy.
pampered_mom is offline  
#5 of 6 Old 07-30-2007, 11:41 AM
 
Metasequoia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: In the village
Posts: 5,696
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
I think the latest Wise Traditions had an article on lunch for kids....

Homeschoolin' Mama chicken3.gifto Dd1 2/3/00, Dd2 1/13/03, Ds1 3/11/06 & Ds2 11/18/10!!
Metasequoia is offline  
#6 of 6 Old 07-31-2007, 11:03 AM
 
simplepamom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 118
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't 'pack' lunches, but something I wanted to start for our family for lunches was meat salads wrapped in lettuce or even on good bread. My thoughts were chicken made into chicken salad (homemade mayo, some relish, some raw cottage cheese is a nice change on occassion, horseradish brings out flavor, homemade mustard if you want......), leftover beef also makes great beef salad (my mom always made this) I even thought about trying to mix in some finely grated organ meats- bet they would hide well in there. You can add some diced veggies for crunch- cucumber and celery I have heard of. WOudl work for egg salad, tuna salad...... You can add raw cheese if you want. Sprouts would probably interesting on it as well.

I also want to start making up some 'salads' ahead and making serving lunch quick and easy- all transport well- potato salad, 3 bean salad, tabouli, broccoli/cauliflower salad, marinated carrots.....

Brenda
simplepamom is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off