Mommy's {paleo} Lunches

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

This week marks the last week of the Lurong Living Paleo Challenge. It was an 8-week challenge and competition with points based on diet and WOD (workout) performance. Here is a round-up highlighting some of the lunches for work the last 2 months: 

Fajita Chicken Salad w/dragonfruit
Meatloaf w/sweet potatoes

Pork Chili

Beef Koftas

Flank Steak w/Sweet Potato Hash

Chicken Tenders

Scottish Eggs                              Greek Sausage w/brussels sprouts

packed in EasyLunchBoxes
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Halloween 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

Things have been a little crazy... while we've been packing lunches, about 90% of them have not been photographed or blogged. I still don't have a costume for the baby and we have no bread to make fun easy sandwiches for a Halloween lunch.  So Miss C and I raided the fridge for leftovers this morning and came up with this: 

Miss C's Lunch:
Leftover Mac N Cheese (using Wildtree's Kids Cheez)
Beef hotdogs (no nitrates, no preservative)
clementine and celery (with sunbutter)
and yogurt.

Thank goodness for our food/cupcake pick stash and found some fun Halloween ones! 

paleo challenge 2014 - with banana pancake recipe

Monday, September 15, 2014

My husband and I are taking part in the Lurong Living Paleo Challenge again this year. We did this last year and it was a great way to sort of reboot/restart/reset our eating patterns since we over-indulged over the summer. Time to get rid of sugar cravings. Our children usually eats what we serve for dinner, but lunch is usually when I let Miss C have an sandwich or grain or a treat. Baby E is now eating regular food and drinks organic whole milk. 

Mommy's Lunch: (paleo challenge - day 1)
Pork chili
pear and nuts

packed in an EasyLunchBox
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Miss C's lunch:
Cheese quesadilla with sour cream
lettuce, rice and tomatoes
(we had Mexican food for our "last dinner before the challenge" and this was leftover from Miss C's dinner that she wanted to pack for lunch)
2-ingredient banana pancake{paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free}

Mash 1 banana in a shallow bowl. Add and scramble 2 eggs.
Heat coconut oil in a frying pan.
Fry 1 Tbsp at a time (2" mini pancakes) for 40-60 seconds each side.
Serve with maple syrup (optional)

Review: It was okay... I'm not a sweets for breakfast person.  I prefer eggs and bacon.  It tasted like a sweet egg and banana omelet. Well, that's pretty much it. Miss C said "eh, it's okay... can I have oatmeal?" but Baby  E gobbled it up!

turkey rollups w/Kale Chips

Friday, August 29, 2014

Miss C's Lunch:
Turkey rollups with lettuce and cheese
raspberries and blackberries
snap peas w/ranch
kale chips

packed in a Planetbox Rover

Kale Chips

1 bunch kale
(remove stems, wash and make sure they are dry)
splash of olive oil
sea salt 
optional parmesan cheese (omit for paleo)
optional seasoning: garlic powder, red pepper flakes, etc
Preheat oven at 350deg.
Toss kale with olive oil, and salt (and/or optional seasoning)
Arrange kale in a single layer on a cookie sheet.
(optional - sprinkle parmesan cheese)
Bake for 20-25 minutes until crisp, turning halfway. 

Everyday Bento

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

This spring, my friend Wendy published Everyday Bento
She has plenty of ideas that are doable and easy to follow. 

packed in a Lunchbot Trio
In her blog, I've always admired her orange flowers... and it's really easy to arrange!

My daughter loved the book. She saw the mini waffle sandwiches and created her own version using mini pancakes and used whatever we had available as for her sides.
Miss C's Lunch:
Mini pancake sandwiches w/banana and almond butter
greek yogurt with strawberries and mini chocolate chips
This book has recipes and step-by-step pictures of a variety of fun lunches... or you can be like my daughter and be inspired by Wendy, add your own twist and create your own fun lunch!

Following In My Shoes Bento Lunches

2nd Grade!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Miss C starts 2nd grade today...


When did she become so big?
Have a great day at school baby girl!

I am praying for protection and safety 
and fun and learning and 
make new friends.

The neighbor kid started kindergarten (blue shirt) today...
Seems like yesterday Miss C was that teeny!
Miss C's lunch
Sunbutter sandwich
grapes and apples
packed in an EasyLunchBox
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We are using CuteZCute's new Cuddle Palz sandwich/cookie cutters! We love it! It comes with 4 faces and  a body that you can configure in a lot of ways! 

Arroz a la Cubana {Filipino style}

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mommy's Lunch:
Arroz a la (cubana?) with poached egg
sweet peppers and medjool dates
packed in an EasyLunchBox
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My mom used to make up this dish growing up. It's a mixture of ground beef, potatoes and carrots with tomato sauce. Served on top of rice, she usually tops it with fries egg. I never really knew what it's called and after much googling, Arroz a la Cubana (Pinoy style) is the closest recipe I can find.