What's for lunch?!

We've talked about dinner...
we've talked about what we don't eat...
how about what the kids DO eat for lunch!



Yummy yummy cucumber...



and strawberries


and yellow pepper



and grape tomatoes



and Ezekiel bread with almond butter and honey



Mom! I'm eating... don't take my picture!




this is a typical quick lunch for us...
we normally have 3-4 veggies with hummus {not pictured because it's in the middle of the table} 1 fresh or dried fruit
1-2 proteins... today was almond butter and Ezekiel bread.

Ezekiel bread is not a carb because it is made from sprouted grains {no flour}. Which makes it a protein. It is awesome awesome bread! Trader Joes has it, as do many health food stores. It is commonly found in the freezer section.

I'll try to keep taking pictures of our lunches to give you all more ideas... if that is something you all would like?

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49 comments:

  1. Can you tell me what time to be there today for lunch..YUMMY.

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  2. Yes that IS something I would be interested to see! I love hummus, and I have actually been pondering a switch to the ezekiel bread!

    Thanks!

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  3. Ideas are great, keep them coming. Thanks for educating me :) I had no idea about the bread...

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  4. I will look forward to seeing your lunches. My kids are so picky at the moment and I really want to expand their tastes. And I LOVE Trader Joe's.

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  5. A friend told me to check out your blog. I think our lives might be very common. We have 5 boys and 1 girl all born within 6 years by the time I was 30. Great to know you are out there. Keep up the great work with the blog. I love to meet others who love God with all their hearts and have great values for their kids. You are doing a great job!

    Jennifer

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  6. I would love to have more ideas! YUMMY!!

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  7. YES. 1st time commenter here, and since I found your blog a couple of months ago you and your family have really inspired me to be a healthier person for myself and my family. I am often stumped on what to feed for lunch. I think I have breakfast and dinner down, so PLEASE take pictures!!!

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  8. That's great.........and yes, thanks for sharing, I'd love to see more. I made the chickpea curry last weekend and it was so easy and delicious!

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  9. How funny you asked! I was just thinking two days ago that now that I feel like I've got this menu planning and dinner thing figured out (took me long enough) that what I really need help with is with lunches. I rarely can think of lunch items when it's time to make my list and just grab as I go around the store. I'd like that to change so I'd love to hear more ideas.

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  10. Yes keep them coming! I now only buy ezekiel bread after reading about it on your blog a couple of months ago!

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  11. I wish we had a Trader Joe`s here in UpState NY! Anything organic is so expensive.Looks like a delicious lunch! Donna

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  12. DO you make your own hummus? I am looking for an easy recipe.

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  13. My son was just diagnosed with Celiac Disease so now he has to be on a gluten free diet. Do you have any suggestions for foods a two year old might enjoy? I am just trying to figure out what I can feed him without hurting him!

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  14. We love fruits and veggies around here too. Especially red peppers! Mmmmm. :)

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  15. Looks so healthy and nutritious. I have seen the sprouted bread in the freezer section and have been curious about it. Guess I will have to try it out now.

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  16. I would LOVE more lunch ideas. I am always stumped when it comes to lunch...

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  17. I would love more lunch ideas too... here in Kansas I have yet to find Ezeikial bread... Bummer!

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  18. Hey Brittany, keep the ideas coming!!! I have one very picky eater, he is six and only likes bread and meat, so I need lots of HELP!!! ALso, can you share the 4 favorite recipes you love from your recipe help post?
    THANKS!!!!

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  19. Looks like a great lunch! My boys would never eat that much for lunch though, they're such light eaters at lunch time. They normally eat a lot at supper time though. Now I'm sure when they get older, that will all change and they'll be eating us out of house and home!

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  20. Yes, yes, YES! I love new ideas for the kids and lunch! I do a carrots, fruit and cheese (the devil?) combo sometimes, but I would love to see more "out of the box" ideas. Still waiting on the cheese post, girl! ::tapping foot:: Just kidding, it's not like you're busy, huh? ;)

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  21. Wow - what a lunch. I wish my boys would eat that much for lunch. They won't touch any of that kind of food! More ideas please!

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  22. Oooh, we need to try Ezekiel bread! Thanks for the tip. And we love hummus around here!

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  23. yes. please keep posting lunch ideas!

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  24. Wonderful! Keep them coming! We are a farily health conscious family, but are always looking for fresh ideas, so this is great! Do you make your Ezekiel bread and hummus? I make our hummus, but have yet to try to make the bread. Love your blog!!

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  25. It looks yummy. I used to be a veggitarian {before I got pregnant with my first one}. My hubby was and is a die hard meat and potatoes guy so I converted. For the first year of marriage he cringed at our grocery bill ---- buying my fruits veggies was so much more expensive than his chips and other snack foots. After 4 kids we still have a drawer full of fruits, and a drawer full of veggies but I do buy those 'other' foods.
    Good for you... for sticking to it... it is expensive and so many people try to discourage. God Bless.

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  26. Yes, keep posting lunch ideas. It's the one meal I get stumped on every day! I love Ezekiel bread, I just wish it wasn't so expensive, so we could indulge more. What kind of hummus do you guys enjoy?

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  27. The fruit and veggies sound great :)
    ~Elyse~

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  28. I think this is a great idea. One of my favorite sites used to be Vegan Lunch box for just this reason!

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  29. Yep, keeping 'em comin'!

    Thanks!

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  30. I'd love to see some lunch ideas! I have a 13-month-old, and we do fruits, veggies and bread for lunch and he loves it. I'd like to try hummus out on him, too. We live overseas, so Ezekiel bread may be hard to come by for me. Won't stop me from trying : )

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  31. Definitely keep 'em coming! I'm trying to go vegan, as is my 14yo daughter. She has a meat allergy or sensitivity, which has now extended to all meat except fish. Kind of a bummer for a teenager, but I think improved health will make it a blessing. Your ideas help a lot. We already eat hummus and baba ganouj daily, and Trader Joe's is our preferred grocery store. :)

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  32. Love your blog and appreciate all of your thoughts and ideas you share with all of us. I'm usually a reader and not a commenter, but figured it was about time I said "Thank You" for sharing such great info., as well as wonderful pictures with all of us. I have a 20-month-old son who I believe is allergic to "enriched" (or so they say) and "bleached" flour. Allergy tests came back negative for a wheat allergy, but through trial and elimination methods, I firmly believe his symptoms must be related to consumption of processed flours. I also have a husband who has Type 1 Diabetes. I am in the process of changing how we eat, one step at a time. Your blog is one of many sources that I use for info and new ideas. Thanks again!

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  33. That looks pretty similar to our lunch. Except for the Ezekiel bread. I am going to have to see if I can find it near me. I am all about finding something healthier than regular old whole wheat bread.
    My 4 year old doesn't like hummus (weird kid) but my 2 year old will eat it on anything!
    Keep the ideas coming :)

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  34. your children are beautiful!!

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  35. Hi there,
    Always needing inspiration!!! Do you make you own hummus? If so do you vary the recipe at all?
    Bec Harper

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  36. Mmmmm, that looks super yummy! In fact I would like that lunch myself. Right now!

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  37. Looks so good! I would love to hear more lunch ideas. I need some new ones! :)

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  38. I would love to see more.
    That bread sounds great. I'm going to check it out!

    now if only I could get my kids to even TRY any of what's on Ozzie's plate. They are so picky :-(

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  39. I love Ezekiel Bread! I don't get it that often because it can be expensive but, it is delicious. Have you tried the Ezekiel Bagels?...cinnamon raisin is amazing. We love hummus too. Looks like a yummy lunch for your kiddos. Always look forward to reading your ideas! :)

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  40. Ezekiel bread is delish!
    What a wonderful lunch...YUM! :)

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  41. LOVE the "What's For Lunch" idea!

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  42. I am so glad you are sharing ideas for lunch! As a matter of fact, I have reached my wits end with coming up with lunch ideas and was even going to comment and ask if you had ideas. I am very excited for this!

    Heidi (2nd time commenting/delurking:)

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  43. Yay for Paul getting to work full-time! What a huge blessing for you. My hubby was home for about two months and now he's back full-time at a new job. God is so good! I found some awesome books today at the library on how to eat healthy on a low budget. I can't wait to dive in and take a look! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  44. Love this idea. Thanks for sharing. I do hope you share more.

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  45. The bread you talked about from Trader Joe's I looked at it and the package says 15 carbs per slice.Unless I looked at the wrong stuff. Does your package say that?
    Thanks.You don't have to post this I just didnt now another way to ask you a Question.
    My email is- brendaysk@yahoo.com

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