B.E.D. The Body Ecology Diet

Lunchbox List for People on Body Ecology Diet

Lunchbox List for People on Body Ecology Diet

Tara Carpenter, NC.

Nutritional support for people on Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.).

My son off to school!

Originally published on January 24, 2019.

If you have a child on Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) or a ‘gluten-sugar-yeast free’ diet then you know the amount of 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 brain on what to pack them for lunch and snacks. On restricted stage 1 of this diet this thinking is times 10!! 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? 

Waffles for breakfast? Yes! Stage 1 friendly 🙂

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.

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B.E.D. Lunchbox List (stage 1) 



  • 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
  • Zoodles



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4 replies on “Lunchbox List for People on Body Ecology Diet”

Yes! The first weeks are so encouraging (if not also exhausting) as you see instant proof to the dietary and lifestyle changes that you are establishing. Wonderful, keep going. Make sure to check out my Food Combining Chart and Beginner’s Recipe for Making Unsalted Cultured Vegetables …. I created both when I was on stage 1 and wanted to make things as easy to understand and fool-proof as possible 🙂 I also started a couple groups on FaceBook. One for parents of kids on the diet and another for recipes and such.

Thanks soooo much for the information on your site. My husband ordered the BE diet book online the other day and I can hardly wait to have it in my hands. I must admit I’m a bit anxious about the process of fermented veggies and sprouted nuts, etc. Your site has been a much needed resource for me as I anticipate “our” (as my husband and I will be following the diet as well) future food choices/combinations. It’s a daunting task, but we’re really optimistic that our son’s health will greatly improve with every day that passes. I’ll keep you updated.

Thank you Abi. We mamas do all we can do when our kids are not feeling well and sometimes that includes moving mountains, or at least that’s what it feels like!

I’m in awe! your dedication to your sons health is outstanding and an inspiration. thanks for blogging about it. I’m inspired to write about introducing fermented foods to my son. its going to be hard work! @healingkitchencoach

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