If I could change one thing about my school, it would probably be the lunches that are served to most of the kids. Greasy meat patties, all white, refined grains, and a sugary frozen popsicle that counts as “fruit”. But the people who pack their lunch don’t fare much better. One lunch consists of a Poptart and Coke, a second one of a chocolate bar, chips, and a Capri Sun, and yet another of a ham and mayo on white bread. So I decided to put to together a post of healthy and portable lunches I brought along to school this first week for WIAW… Thanks for hosting Jen!:)
On Monday I figured I bring something a little on the “normal” side 🙂 Organic turkey, avocado, cucumber, and tomato on an Ezekiel English Muffin alongside a banana, my current favorite.
I’m back to my “normal” by Tuesday with a Sunshine Veggie Burger, tempeh, and a massage kale/blackbean salad. This was so sustaining and stayed with me the whole school day!
Obviously, I’m in love with tempeh! On Wednesday I had a salad with spinach, beets, sweet potato, tomato, and avo topped with tempeh crutons. I also packed an orange- have to get that summer fruit while it lasts!
On Wednesday night, I made brown rice and bean veggie burgers, and had them with guac, salad, and the last of my Navita’s Naturals Trail Mix. Obviously I’m not lacking in the fats department:)
Finally, broiled tofu, spinach, tomato, hummus, and black bean mash on Brown Rice Bread with a Cashew Cookie Larabar- my favorite! I love using black bean mash as a filling-it’s full of fiber and adds so much volume.
No WIAW is complete without Product Loving, so here’s this week’s lineup 🙂
Davidson Meyer Lemon Tea- I love that you don’t have to add lemon OR honey to this tea! With just over 3 g of sugar, it’s the perfect thing for my sweet tooth.
High Country Kombucha “Wild Root”- Obviously, this doesn’t taste exactly like root beer (it only has 8g sugar). But the combo of organic herbs they use gets pretty close!
Go Raw Mini Bars-Not just because they’re adorable! These are delicious, raw, and the perfect size for throwing in my backpack:)
…and our cosmetic lovin’:
Yes to Carrots Exfoliating Cleanser: I love that this product leaves my skin soft, unlike harsh products. I have sensitive skin, and I’ll never forget the day I woke up on a school day looking like a lobster after trying out Proactive…that was fun.
One last thing tidbit before we go- a surprising health fact I stumbled across: Kaleand collards are the only food with a perfect ANDI score. Well that’s a good thing, considering it loves my garden:
Have a great week!