The Perfect Back-To-School Lunch

 

Hello lovely friends! Today’s recipes are super special. Read all about them, including lots of tips from Kelly LeVeque for building healthy school lunches, HERE. All the yummy, healthy recipes are below!

 

These chocolate-almond muffins are to die for. Not only are they low-sugar, full of healthy fats and loaded with protein, but they’re also SUPER yummy! Plus, they store in a lunchbox with no refrigeration required.

Chocolate Almond Muffins
Yields 1
Paleo, grain- and gluten-free, dairy-free.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup creamy almond butter
  2. 3 large eggs
  3. 1/3 cup maple syrup
  4. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  5. 2 Tbs melted coconut oil
  6. 4 drops liquid stevia (optional)
  7. 2/3 cup cacao powder
  8. 2 Tbs coconut flour
  9. 1 tsp baking soda
  10. 1 tsp cinnamon
  11. ¼ tsp sea salt
  12. 1 Tbs shredded coconut, for topping (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F, and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the almond butter, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla, coconut oil, and optional stevia. Stir together until smooth.
  3. Mix in the cacao powder, coconut flour, baking soda, cinnamon and sea salt. Stir until all clumps are gone.
  4. Scoop to batter evenly into the muffin liners. Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with the shredded coconut.
  5. Bake the muffins for 15 minutes, then remove them from the oven to cool for 5 minutes.
  6. Enjoy! Store the muffins in an airtight container at room temperature. One of these muffins is the perfect snack for your lunchbox!
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 The next food for an incredible, healthy lunch is this Tuna Salad. This version is Paleo because it uses Primal Kitchen mayonnaise. This makes it super high in healthy fats! Not to mention the incredible amount of protein from tuna.

Crsip + Crunchy Tuna Salad
Serves 1
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Ingredients
  1. ½ cup canned tuna (I use the Safe Catch kind, which is free of additives and is wild-caught)
  2. 2 Tbs Paleo mayonnaise (I use the Primal Kitchen Foods brand)
  3. ¼ cup chopped celery
  4. Sea salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Stir together all of the ingredients in a small bowl, until well combined.
  2. Store the tuna salad in a jar in your fridge.
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Next up are lettuce wraps, which are sooo easy, so healthy, and so yummy. Plus, they are packed with greens and fiber to keep your gut healthy. Learn more about the role of fiber and greens in this post HERE.

Turkey Lettuce Wraps
Yields 3
Two ingredients and no work!! Does it get much better?
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Ingredients
  1. 6 slices organic turkey lunchmeat
  2. 6 large leaves of butter lettuce
Instructions
  1. Place a piece of butter lettuce on a plate, face-up. Place 2 pieces of turkey, folded in half, in the center of the lettuce.
  2. Gently fold the sides of the lettuce up, like a taco. Place the other piece of lettuce on top, covering the empty spaces.
  3. Stick a toothpick through the center to hold the lettuce in place. (Or wrap them in aluminum foil.)
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 with the remaining lettuce and turkey. Store your wraps in a dish, and place next to an ice pack in your lunchbox.
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 The last part of this meal is chopped veggies! You can choose whichever veggies are in season, but I chose cucumbers, bell peppers and carrot sticks. So refreshing and full of nutrients.

 

I hope you all enjoy making your healthy lunchboxes! Use #TGRLunchBoxes on Instagram so I can see your creations 🙂

2 Comments
  • Morguinn Korbonski
    Posted at 02:02h, 31 August Reply

    I made the wonderful muffins, and I could not love them more! Great recipe, Sadie!

    • Sadie
      Posted at 22:19h, 04 September Reply

      I am so so glad you liked them, Morguinn!!

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