B.E.D. The Body Ecology Diet

Lunchbox List for The Body Ecology Diet

Lunchbox List

Tara Carpenter, NC.

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My son off to school!

If you are on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) or follow a ‘gluten-sugar-yeast free’ diet you know what it takes to pack a balanced lunchbox with foods allowed. I put together some ideas here to make this easier.

Getting out the door on a work/school day is hard enough let alone having to rack your brain about what to pack for lunch (and snacks!). Yet if you are committed and on track with this diet, then the show must go on and we must eat. Which usually means we need to pack food to go, unless you are fortunate to have an equipped health food store close by at mealtimes. For school though, I have yet to find suitable food on B.E.D. in the big world. So, a mom does what a mom does.

This list is great for kids of all ages. Mine are packing their own lunches now and constantly looking at the chart below for ideas. I printed it out and put it next to our food combining chart and list of body ecology snacks so we can pack in good food combinations.

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Lunchbox List for B.E.D. (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 The 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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