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.
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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