GFCF Lunches Hard? That’s Bologna!

November 12, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Posted in GFCF, Staples, YUM | Leave a comment
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By Shannon Penrod

The older my son gets, and the more recovered he gets, the more he notices what the kids at his lunch table think.  This is a quality problem.  On the one hand I want to tell him not to worry what they think, but the truth is it’s part of his recovery to take their thoughts into consideration.  So while it used to be “cool” with my son to take seaweed snacks in his lunch box now it is “not cool” because one of the girls said they were weird.  Heaven help me that I not only have to pack a nutritious GFCF meal, I now have to pack one that passes inspection from a snotty 7 year old girl who thinks that flame colored cheetos are healthy!  Thank goodness I like a challenge!

I have found a few things that are really helpful to pass the little girl lunch police.  Applegate Farms lunch meats are GFCF, they taste good, they smell good and they look like regular cold cuts with none of the crap.  No nitrates, no fillers, nothing but turkey and water.  You can even get it in bologna flavor!  Hah! Take that cheeto girl! 

Jem’s favorite lunch is now bologna wrap – using a brown rice tortilla from Food for Life.  I throw some sliced cucumbers in a bag, some baby carrots in another bag, a bottle of water and  an ice bag and I have an easy GFCF lunch that passes everyone’s test, including Jem’s.

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GFCF Veggie Burrito

April 26, 2010 at 6:53 am | Posted in GFCF, Recipes, Staples, YUM | Leave a comment
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By Shannon Penrod

Lunches tend to kick my butt a little in GFCF land.  Finding things that can survive the lunchbox and the scrutiny of my kid’s classmates is tough, but it’s even harder to find something that my kid will eat cold.  He’s not so fond of the cold thing, and I’m not so fond of food poisoning.  He keeps asking me to get him a cooker to have at school, like Sam has on iCarly.  Not possible.

Food for Life has these great Brown Rice Tortillas.  They are a chewier version of a burrito, and they tend to break on rolling, but the taste rocks!  Cedarlane makes a red pepper hummus that is a huge favorite at our house.  Mix these with some veggies and you’re  talking about a great lunch entrée.  Of course you can add meat, Jem loves chicken in his, but for this day I went strictly veg.  We call this eating the rainbow!

Ingredients:

Brown Rice Tortillas (Food For Life)

Red Pepper Hummus (Cedar Lane)

Veggies (use whatever you have on hand, I used peppers, onions, zucchini, baby bok choy, carrots and  mushrooms)

1 tbs. Olive Oil

Garlic

salt to taste

Clean and slice the veggies and steam them until al dente. Heat garlic and oil in a heavy pan and add the veggies for a quick toss.  Salt to taste.  Spread hummus on the tortilla and add veggies.  Tuck and or roll the tortilla to make a burrito!

Only add veggies that your child likes to start.  If that means just carrots it’s okay. You can gradually sneak other stuff in.

I send these in Jem’s lunch, or for a snack and we frequently take these on the road.  One word of caution, the hummus leaves messy hands and face so you will want to think of quick clean up solutions for the road.  I usually pack a wet napkin in a ziploc to take care of the aftermath.

Quick, easy, nutritious, and it can travel!  Eat the rainbow with your kids today!

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