View Full Version : School is here-What do you bring for lunch?
09-06-2010, 05:16 PM
Now that us students are heading back to school, I'm curious what people bring for lunch/snacks? Any simple recipes? Lugging enough apple, peaches and bananas to school is just not practical!
09-06-2010, 05:46 PM
Actually, the lugging of whole fruits is very practical in some cases. I'm currently in 10th grade, and for the last school year that's all I did. It worked out great for me. :D But, this year I feel like jazzing my lunches up a bit. So I just make a big batch of something simple: carrot-raisin salad, spanish rice, etc. Anything that'll last a few days in the fridge. Then, 2-3 days later I'll make something new to last me the next few days and so on. If I don't have time one day I can just throw together a quick salad (marinated collard, anyone? ;)) or just do whole fruits/vegs like I used to.
nut of choice (I like walnuts or pecans for this)
cinnamon, ginger, pumpkin pie spice, etc.
Directions: Shred the carrots in food processor, then add to bowl. If also adding beets, do the same. Pulse nuts in food processor with s-blade until desired size pieces. Mix nuts and everything else into the carrots/beets. Store in containers in the fridge that are grab-n-go for school. :)
Spanish rice can be found by banana search. Try to use something other than cauliflower for the rice if you want it to last longer, though (I like yams or acorn squash~).
There's a thread dedicated to this on the young adult forum, if you want a lot more examples.
09-08-2010, 08:22 PM
When I'd need lunch at tournaments I was attending for my daughter.....I'd make a large green drink and bring a napkin. I'd just open the napkin and put it around it while i drank it and was able to avoid all the funny looks of what in the world is she drinking. I would also bring some dried fruit/nuts to snack on.
09-08-2010, 10:45 PM
Fruit for me! Very practical!
What about blending bananas into a custard (flavouring it with whatever flavour you want) and packed into a sealable container? Fresh veg sticks with a dip or pate, raw brownie or balls, homemade raw bars wrapped in baking or sandwhich paper, raw lasagna in a container, raw pasta, raw soups in a thermos, salads, sushi, taco meat with lettuce wraps and salsa.
The list is endless, and really depends on how much time and effort you want to put in.
09-19-2010, 12:10 AM
fruit and nuts are pretty much all I eat at school. Although recently I've been dehydrating so I've had some kale chips and flax crackers too.
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