20 Aug Foodie Friday: Plant-Strong Lunch Boxes!
Many of you may be packing lunches for your children or yourself and are looking for quick and easy ways to make them Plant-Strong.
Ideally you want to choose a combination that includes the four pillars of healthy eating as outlined by Whole Foods Market: Plant-Strong (go E2!), Whole food, Nutrient dense, Healthy fats.
Here’s some Plant-Strong lunch box ideas from Engine 2:
Grain & Bean Roll-Ups — use left-over grains-beans-vegetables from dinner the night before and wrap into whole grain tortillas. Add avocado or sliced olives for extra yum.
Raw Veggies with Hummus — cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, baby carrots
Sliced Apples and Nut Butter of Choice
Berries & Raw, Unsalted Nuts
Mashed Sweet Potato (you can bake the night before)
Apple Almond Butter Sandwich – unsweetened apple butter and almond butter on whole grain bread. A twist on this sandwich is recommended by “Feeding the Whole Family” author, Cynthia Lair, who suggests mixing a teaspoon of white miso into the apple butter spread.
Another resource for Plant Strong lunch ideas: Vegan Lunch Box Around the World
And when you’re packing lunches, consider some Earth Friendly re-usable bag alternatives to using paper bags and plastic baggies: