Best low carb lunchbags and school snacks for BIG & lil' KIDS......lookn for ideas
My lil'guy is a middle schooler and is attemptn this low carb way of eating for the first time. He is a very picky eater and coming from the typical "white foods"mentality. It's going to be tough b/c he lived for Ellio's pizza, chicken nuggets, macaroni and pb&j. I have started weaning him with cheese sticks, roasted chicken, and cheeseburgers on low carb wraps. We maintain nitrate/nitrite free foods. He likes to take a thermos to school so i can send in warmed foods...it's gonna be hard to omit his mac&cheese. As far as the 16 yo goes...she loves to take freshly carved meat and cheese low carb wraps, nuts and fruit, and salads with mozz and beans(lil' guy would never :(!!!!!) Sometimes I can send the older one with cottage cheese and fruit or greek yogurt...
Any kid friendly ideas would be greatly appreciated
Can you make and freeze some low/moderate carb chili that you send in with shredded cheese for toppings? Maybe a dish of par cooked pasta (less soggy and glycemic that way) in a very small ratio to some beef in sauce? How about baked chicken fingers with a low carb cracker/almond crust and a dipping sauce he loves? Does he have any favorite sandwich foods you could roll up in a low carb wrap and slice into pin wheels, which are always appetizing, I think? Maybe even mozzarella slices with tomato sauce and pizza topping for an unbaked pizza lunch? I used to send in soup in a thermos to which I added plenty of chicken or other meat.
Not sure if you saw my other so sorry for the delay in response posts....those are all good ideas. I have tried giving him the shiriitake noodles with olive oil shredded mozz,and grated cheese...some crumbled meatballs was a hit(although he would rather have
rice) I have given in very small portions of al'dente tri colored(vege) pasta and although i drown it in melted cheeses for protein...I am still concerned about the flush look that comes over his face shortly after consuming it...makes me think its a no no...and now that I have backed off the pbj on white bread...I attempted a high fiber high protein cereal for breakfast and noted a similair reaction, coupled with horrible belly pain and a lengthly trip to the bathroom. I'm thinking a serum test for Celiac sensitivity will be the next stop....
Will he eat deviled eggs? Or hardboiled eggs? We like to pack them in a little clean-and-rinsed- out glass mustard jar. Cheese, turkey and ham slices rolled up in little logs are fun and easy to much. In the same little glass jar option, I love little dill pickles and olives (esp black olives, which kids seem to also love for their mildness)...these/eggs can also go into a thermos if you're nervous about glass with your little one.
Also, frittata...a thick omelet (easiest to bake) of eggs, cheese, and your fave veggie or meat. Sort of like a crustless quiche. Good warm or at room temp.