Lunchbox List for The Body Ecology Diet
Tara Carpenter, NC.
Holistic nutrition for healing yeast, bacterial, and viral overgrowth-related health conditions with The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.).
Originally published on January 24, 2019
If you have a child on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) or a ‘gluten-sugar-yeast free’ diet, then you know the effort needed to pack a well-balanced lunchbox. As a mom myself, I will share here some of my family’s lunch ideas to hopefully make your life and mornings easier.
Getting kids out the door for school is hard enough let alone racking your brain about what to pack them for lunch …. and snacks. When on the restricted stage 1 of diet then this thinking is times 10. Oh my!! Have faith. What helped me during this time is to make up a list of foods allowed on stage 1 or stage 2. and put that list on my fridge. That way I felt prepared to get up and go and had what I needed for supplies. Did I mention there is also breakfast to feed them?!
If you are committed and on track with this diet, the show must go on and kids must eat. Invest in a quality insulated lunch bag and couple thermoses. I love to also add in a lunchbox printables for fun 🙂
Think ahead and pack a lunchbox full of love and food.
One day perhaps our food system, and what is served to kids in the cafeteria will change. I hope so. For now, a mom must do what a mom does and that is give her children all they need to flourish.
This list is great for kids of all ages. Mine pack their own lunches now and constantly look at the food combining chart and list of body ecology snacks on our fridge so they can pack in good food combinations.
B.E.D. Lunchbox List (stage 1)
- Lima bean hummus
- Grain-free chicken nuggets
- Cubes of roasted beef or turkey
- Hard-boiled eggs (yolk ball only if don’t tolerate whites)
- Meat slices wrapped in lettuce with mustard and homemade mayo
- Poached halibut or salmon
- Pumpkin seed butter
- Flax-onion crackers with avocado slices
- Soaked/dehydrated sunflower or pumpkin seeds (my boys love them sprinkled with cinnamon)
- Soaked/dehydrated almonds (sprinkle with Herbamore)
- Chef salad with sliced meat and hard-boiled eggs
- Fish chowder (for thermos)
- Chicken salad with homemade mayonnaise
- Natto mixed with mustard and red onion
- Tuna and sardine salad with mayo (vital choice)
- Steamed Lima beans with salad dressing
- Turkey burgers with sweet mustard sauce
- Roasted chicken wings
- Red potatoes (cubed, mashed, pan-fried, crinkle fries)
- Sprouted bread with creamy carrot butter
- Seed-like grains (millet, quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth)
- Millet croquettes
- Konjaku pasta
- Potato pancakes
- Sprouted amaranth tortillas
- Roasted Delicata squash
- Mashed butternut squash
- English peas
- Sushi rolls (millet, ume paste, avocado, fried egg yolk)
- Spaghetti squash with pesto
- Steamed broccoli florets
- Cucumber slices
- Raw carrot sticks, snap peas, celery sticks, jicama chunks
- Steamed daikon sticks
- Red radish pickles
- Creamy kale soup (for thermos)
- Steamed green beans
- Green salad with dressing
- Cultured vegetables
- Steamed asparagus
- Sweet baby corn (buy frozen is best)
- Steamed corn-on-the-cob rubbed with umeboshi paste
- Red bell pepper slices
- Whole milk kefir
- Fermented protein shake
- ACV drink (apple cider vinegar, cinnamon, vanilla stevia)
- Lemonade (sweeten with stevia– add super spirulina for a ‘green drink’ and chia seeds for nutrient boost)
- Bottle of water with a dropperful of ancient earth liquid minerals
- Probiotic protein shake
- Chilled peppermint tea (very alkalizing)
- Ujido matcha green tea
- Bancha twig tea
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May all bellies be happy!