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8/21/12 12:22 P

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I realized that my post from January is way outdated. I don't miss pizza at all any more and have made no effort to find substitutes. I do like cheese sticks and beef jerky for snacks as well as nuts and plain full-fat yogurt.


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8/21/12 11:29 A

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This very thing has been weighing on me as we approach the new school year. We recently went Primal.
My teenager was used to having granola bar for breakfast and PBJ sandwich and apple for lunch. Now, we will have to plan differently. I explained that making her lunch the night before will be very important. Luckily, her HS has a microwave, so left-overs are an option. I think I will get her an insulated bag. She is excited about coming up with ideas (fruits, veggies, meat/cheese rollups, yogurts, cottage cheese).
My 3yo isn't in school yet and I am hoping that this will have become the norm in our house by the time she starts school that pbj will not even be a thought nor will crackers or chips. And school lunches will not be an option. My challenge right now is that the youngest is extremely picky. And we have not got her 100% primal with the rest of us. In time though.

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1/16/12 10:10 A

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Have you tried a "meatza"? The crust is made from seasoned ground beef, formed like a crust with the standard pizza toppings on top. I made it once and I liked it, but I definitely got "that look" from the family. I guess it might not be the easiest thing to take for lunch unless you could heat it up in a microwave.

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1/16/12 7:09 A

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I need to try, and then I will share if it is good, the grain-free crust made from cauliflower. (I cannot even imagine this, but my girl and I are going to try to make it and see.)

And, of course, if they have pizza and whatnot, but you still disrupt the old routines with new greats, it's all just better. "Perfect is the enemy of good enough."

Pippa, I have wondered about the teen years when she's not under my control. Mine is just 9 right now. I'm hoping that being an acne-free and healthy kid compared to her pals will make her want to keep on keeping on, but teens simply get to make their own choices. That's the point, I guess!

Joy

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Volunteer at a race before June 2012!

Goal Winter & Spring 2012:
Develop an interesting cross-training routine that will be fun for my daughter to join in on.
10,000 steps/day whether running or walking.
Launch my SLEEP project!


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1/16/12 6:45 A

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These are GREAT! Keep it Coming! You guys Rock.

One day at a time....


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1/16/12 1:58 A

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Pizza is something I'm not willing to give up. But there is ways to make it so much healthier. Use a thinner crust made from grains other than wheat, we are trying buckwheat right now, but I'm sure nut flours would work, too. emoticon

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1/15/12 11:42 P

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This.

My problem with school lunches is that I have two teenagers. The elder daughter usually isn't hungry for lunch, and since she goes to a vo-tech, they have pretty good food, thanks to the culinary department. But the younger one's school? She loves her carbs, and even she isn't too impressed with a lot of the stuff they claim is "food".

I'm going to get some nice lunchboxes (maybe some from Happy Tiffin?) next week, and start working on sending them with a salad a few times a week. I don't think I'm going to wean them from pizza anytime soon.

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1/15/12 8:03 P

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"and I simply ran out of bread." I LOVE it LOL

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1/15/12 7:18 P

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SAVANNAHZMOMMA1, I really like your approach! Sounds like great advice.

SUSHIYUMMY, I homeschool, too ... my son still eats some junk, but not too bad. I might try some of SAVANNAHZMOMMA1's suggestions for when I am serving something he just won't go for :-)

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1/15/12 6:49 P

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I didn't mention--my jam for her is homemade freezer jam from strawberries we pick each June and freeze en masse the day they are picked. I make the jam as needed, and you can use 1/2 the sugar, because you don't need it as a preservative. It's stupid easy to make jam from frozen strawberries, ripened in the sun and practically sweet enough. I'm thinking about cutting the sugar down to about nothing on the next batch.


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Volunteer at a race before June 2012!

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Develop an interesting cross-training routine that will be fun for my daughter to join in on.
10,000 steps/day whether running or walking.
Launch my SLEEP project!


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1/15/12 4:38 P

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What SushiYummy said! Even Savannah comments on how crappy the lunches look. "Everything's breaded, Mommy."

Joy

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Develop an interesting cross-training routine that will be fun for my daughter to join in on.
10,000 steps/day whether running or walking.
Launch my SLEEP project!


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1/15/12 4:30 P

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I don't have to worry about school lunches since I homeschool, but there is a lot of information and ideas about things to pack in school lunches in Everyday Paleo. Some of her suggestions involved packaged foods that are a lot more processed than I'd eat, but for a transition these could be good options. And, quite frankly, almost anything you send would be better than what the school is serving.



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1/15/12 4:24 P

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OK, I think I got you covered, because my girl was all about the daily pbj. Now, this still has a big more sweetness than I'd love, but we're doing great just having pulled away from the grains. Here are some classic lunches:

PB&J in a little snack cup swirled. Apple slices and celery on the side. Broccoli, too.
I'll run out of PB and use almond butter. PB is not daily, though!

Cheese and fruit and broccoli. (Pick whatever veg the child adores and go with it.) Carrot sticks. Just be sure have a fat.

Leftover steak cut into cubes. And then whatever else they love to go with it. LEFTOVER STEAK IS POPULAR! Leftover chicken tikka cut into cubes. Another child asked Savannah for her chicken.

BLT without the bread. Roll a favorite green up with a mess of bacon. I don't know how picky your little one is, but see if you can get her to "invent" cool things herself without bread. If it's a bit junky, GO with it. The idea is to get rid of the filler and break out of a habit. She definitely won't die if it's not paleo perfect. Just bust out of the chains of bread, and you're going to find it easier than you could have ever believed.

I have been known to send her off with summer sausage or salami or pepperoni and cheese, and a nice bag of sweet carrot sticks. (Don't bother with those bland horrible "baby" carrots. They are just giant bloated carrots carved into shapes.) Sausage is tricky, they might sneak wheat in there, but it's a lot less, and can help with transition. I've read that nitrates are not the nightmare originally rumored. Beef jerky turns out to be something Savannah's very enthused about.

I know these things are a bit sweet, some of them, but my own kid's come WAY down on the starch/sugar scale simply because of inventiveness.

A lot of Savannah's positiveness about this (and she was so picky I sometimes shed tears in private because I'm a foodie, pre-motherhood) is that I've involved her in dreaming up these things. I've involved her in reading about this primal stuff. And, I simply ran out of bread.

Sorry about the essay! I hope it helps.



Joy

Races Goal:
Sub 8:30/mile for a Springtime Race!
Volunteer at a race before June 2012!

Goal Winter & Spring 2012:
Develop an interesting cross-training routine that will be fun for my daughter to join in on.
10,000 steps/day whether running or walking.
Launch my SLEEP project!


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1/15/12 4:10 P

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I have two incomplete answers that are fairly general in nature and I'm not a purist as far as primal (I eat beans and some whole grains as well as eggs and dairy)
Take baby steps in a healthier direction. Try to make time on the weekend to prepare one or two healthier lunches for the first half of the week.
As far as recipes I would suggest salads with nuts and eggs in them and, if you eat them, beans.
I also like the idea of a trail mix of raw nuts and dried fruit for snacks. Just vary the exact ingredients a little.
Birgit


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1/15/12 3:59 P

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I don't have any answers, but boy, am I interested in the answers people give! Thanks for asking such a good question!

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1/15/12 3:41 P

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I am trying to primalize my whole family and we're doing really well except when it comes to my Daughter's lunch, I keep falling back on the old standby: PB and J. ACK! I know how bad it is for her but in the morning it's just easier.

PLEASE give me some ideas for quick, easy lunches to pack for my kiddo!!

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