Special Diet - Created Date : 22.9.2019

Whether you’re on-the-go, needing to come up with ideas for school lun...

Whether you’re on-the-go, needing to come up with ideas for school lun...

Whether you’re on-the-go, needing to come up with ideas for school lunches, or wanting to find some inspiration to get out of a food rut, I’ve got you covered with over 100 gluten-free, real food lunch ideas.

Packing a lunch is actually pretty simple. Just keep it real, unprocessed and make it fun.

Leftovers are always great and make excellent additions for lunches. Fresh veggies and fruits are super simple – just eat with the season and choose what sounds best to you. And keep it full of flavor so you make your taste buds happy!

Go ahead and live a little too, I am all for having some yummy treats. Remember … keep it simple and don’t make yourself crazy making an elaborate lunch. Just have fun with it!

Here’s a peak at one of my recent real food lunchbox ideas for on-the-go lunches.

I packed a bunch of goodies that I shared with my Tiny Love. For the main protein, I made organic ham rollups with raw organic cheddar cheese and fermented pickles {I always like to include at least one fermented food with our meals}.

I filled up the larger round container with grass-fed organic whole plain yogurt, with a little bit of my favorite grass-fed collagen mixed in for extra protein and drizzled with raw honey {we added blueberries to it too}.

For organic veggies, I packed some carrots, cucumber and Sungold cherry tomatoes. The little round container has organic cultured sour cream {Nancy’s brand} with a little bit of Celtic sea salt and some spices mixed into it for a homemade french onion veggie dip.

Not shown in the photo is kombucha. We almost always have a fermented drink like kombucha, water kefir or Switchel with our meals. One of my favorite brands is GT’s Kombucha. My family’s favorite flavors are Trilogy, Guava Goddess, Gingerade and Passionberry Bliss.

My kids and I love this eco-friendly lunchbox container from PlanetBoxthat I packed this lunch in. It’s come in handy several times this summer on day trips and outings.

My girls also love to sit together and use it as a tray at home for lunch, each of them using one side of the tray … they think it’s pretty cool. It also comes with an insulated fabric carry bag that has compartments for utensils, napkins, and a small drink bottle.

My little one, Tiny Love calls it her purse … too cute. Ours came with some fun ocean-themed magnets that the girls like to stick on the container. It adds a little fun flair. Like the lunchbox? Get it here.


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This is a fantastic round up and recipes. We always pack a lunch when we will be out for a few hours. Cheaper and healthier than buying lunch! So many more ideas for me to try here. Thanks for including some of my recipes ??

Hey Emily!! Thank you, thank you for this amazing list of recipes! WOW! That’s a lot of work and research girl. Amazing. I am dedicated lunch maker for my kiddos and always looking for new lunch and snack ideas. Love.

Hey Emily. On Monday I am sharing a blog pot about how to create waste free lunches and this post was in my head all day as such a great addition to my content. Thanks again for putting this list together!! So awesome.

The Best Healthy Fast Food Options

Fast-food stores are plentiful and fast food has the reputation of being unhealthy, while an increasing number of large chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus.

Sockets that allow more customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more feeder selections. However, there are currently healthy options on the menu of the largest fast-food chains.

In this article, we'll look at the overall calorie, fat and saturated fat content to find some of the healthiest options that seven big fast-food chains have to offer.

Note, however, that calories and fat are only two aspects of how healthy a meal is fed. If a person eats only fast food, it is not possible to get the necessary nutrients such as vitamins and fiber.

1. Subway

Sandwich with cheese and vegetables

One person can customize Subway sandwiches to choose healthy fillings.

Metro specialize in deli style sandwiches or "sub". As a person can customize every "sub", Subway can be one of the healthiest healthy fast-food chains.

Some of the best sandwich options are on the Subway's Fresh Fit menu. The 6-inch Turkey Breast sandwich with nine wheat bread contains 250 calories and 3 grams of fat, including 0.5 g of saturated fat.

A healthy vegetarian option, Veggie Delite in nine wheat bread. This "bottom" contains only 2 g calories, does not contain 2 g total fat and saturated fat. It also has one of the lowest sodium levels (salt) compared to other sandwiches.

Subway also offers salads that can be a low-calorie alternative to a sandwich. All salads include lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, onions, cucumbers, green peppers and olives.

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2. Taco Bell

Taco Bell is another great fast-food chain with a variety of healthy options. The ability to personalize each order allows people to choose more vegetable-like nutrients.

According to Taco Bell's website, three-quarters of its menus are under 500 calories. Some of the lowest calorie options are the Fresco menu, which uses regular sauce and cheese instead of vegetable based salsa.

One of the healthiest options is Chicken Soft Taco. Each taco contains about 170 calories, 8 g fat, containing only 3 g of saturated fat.

Bean Burrito is a vegetarian option containing 11 g fat, 380 calories, including 4 g of saturated fat.

3. Chipotle

Vegetable burritos

Vegetarian options are lower in fat than meat options.

Chipotle is a Mexican-style chain that specializes in tacos and burritos. Similar to Subway and Taco Bell, Chipotle allows people to customize their meals to include healthy choices.

Healthy options are burritos or white rice instead of white rice. In a chicken bowl bowl containing fresh tomato salsa and brown rice, there are 415 calories, 13 g fat and 4 g saturated fat.

For a lower calorie, vegetarian option, people can choose a plate of bean curd, brown rice and a sofritas patty with lettuce. It contains 365 calories, 10 g fat and 1.5 g saturated fat. Adding sauce will increase the number of calories.

4. McDonald's

McDonald's had the reputation of being unhealthy, but they recently reaffirmed themselves to offer a variety of fresh and nutritious ingredients. Some of these changes may be cosmetics, while McDonald's has better options.

Fillet-O-Fish contains 390 calories and 4 g of saturated fat from 19 g of total fat. Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad contains only 320 calories and 6 g of saturated fat from a total of 14 g.

5. Burger King

Burger King is one of the largest burger chains in the United States, but has a limited number of healthy options. But some choices are a little healthier than others.

It contains a normal, simple hamburger, 10 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, and 240 calories. Grilled Chicken Sandwich contains 470 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat and 19 g fat.

BK Veggie Burger can be a healthier option among these examples. Contains 2,5 g of saturated fat, 390 calories and 17 g of fat.

6. Wendy

Baked potato with knife, sour cream and cheese filling on plate

Baked potatoes can be a healthy fast-food option.

Wendy is another common fast-food chain that allows people to personalize their orders to make their choices healthier.

The menu of the chain is not abundant in healthy options, but some meals are able to customize to lower the calorie content.

Salads are also available, and if a person chooses some of the half-size salad choices, they can stay below 500 calories.

With a few vegetarian options at Wendy's, Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potatoes

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