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Online my3guys

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Lunch ideas high in protein and fiber
« on: August 10, 2018, 02:31:15 PM »
Hi all ó

DS wonít eat lunch provided by school. Heís beyond done with sandwiches and is picky in general. He doesnít have ability to reheat anything.

He has peanut, tree nut and egg allergy. He struggles with constipation at times. Iím looking for ideas that are high protein, high fiber that taste good room temperature or cold.

So far pathetically all Iíve got is pasta salad with beans. I buy high fiber pasta now. I know soak can be more creative than me!

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Re: Lunch ideas high in protein and fiber
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 03:06:40 PM »
Sliced, cold grilled chicken breasts or grilled steak with sides or on a salad
Meat/veggie/cream cheese combos rolled up in whole wheat tortillas and sliced into pinwheels.
Hummus with pretzels, pita chips, veggie sticks, bell pepper slices
sunbutter with carrot, celery or apple slices for dipping or spread onto a banana
leftover pizza
granola with fruit and yogurt
cottage cheese with Triscuits

ETA:  Too much protein tends to make me constipated.  :hiding:

ETA2:  I'm pretty picky, too, and I find drinking V8 an easy way to get some veggies and fiber.
« Last Edit: August 10, 2018, 03:54:01 PM by rebekahc »
TX - USA
DS - peanut, tree nut, milk, eggs, corn, soy, several meds, many environmentals. Finally back on Xolair!
DD - mystery anaphylaxis, shellfish.
DH - banana/avocado, aspirin.  Asthma.
Me - peanut, tree nut, shellfish, banana/avocado/latex,  some meds.

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Re: Lunch ideas high in protein and fiber
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2018, 04:34:54 PM »
Cheese, crackers, charcuterie (pepperoni,prosciutto, salami, capicola, whatever he likes), and fruit.
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Re: Lunch ideas high in protein and fiber
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2018, 09:11:24 AM »
Refried bean taco wrapsóyou can vary it a bit  with pintos refried beans or Kunerís refried balck beans with lime. Add cheese and a little salsa.
Me: Sesame, shellfish, chamomile, sage
DS: Peanuts

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Re: Lunch ideas high in protein and fiber
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2018, 12:19:03 PM »
Will he eat lentils? I have cold lentil salad recipe I love. I love that it's crunchy and tangy like cole slaw, but I don't like cold slaw. It's lentils with chopped carrots, celery and red peppers and a dressing of lemon juice, olive oil and red wine vinegar.

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Re: Lunch ideas high in protein and fiber
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2018, 04:26:06 PM »
Thanks you guys! Bensmom Iíd like to try that recipe if you wouldnít mind posting it.

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Re: Lunch ideas high in protein and fiber
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2018, 03:50:52 PM »
Here's the recipe. I leave the onions out because I don't like them. I don't use 5 Tbs lemon juice--maybe just 2 or 3? I don't really measure. And I add some red wine vinegar. I also don't use thyme. Just didn't think I'd like it in this recipe. So really, you can do whatever you want with it.

https://www.skinnytaste.com/lentil-salad/

Ingredients:

    1 cup dry brown lentils
    1 bay leaf
    2 sprigs fresh thyme
    1 cup finely diced carrots
    1/3 cup finely diced celery
    1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper
    1/4 cup finely diced red onion
    1/4 cup minced parsley
    1 clove garlic, minced
    5 tbsp lemon juice
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 teaspoon kosher salt
    fresh ground black pepper

Directions:

    In a medium saucepan combine lentils, bay leaf, and thyme.
    Add enough water to cover by 1 inch.
    Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered until lentils are tender but not mushy, about 16 to 20 minutes.
    Drain lentils and discard bay leaf.
    Place in a large work bowl with carrots, celery, red pepper, red onion, parsley, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.
    Toss to combine and serve chilled or room temperature.

Makes 4 1/2 cups.

Read more at https://www.skinnytaste.com/lentil-salad/#P3e4wsyECMq3OgiG.99

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Re: Lunch ideas high in protein and fiber
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2018, 07:22:24 PM »
Great thanks! Looks yummy!

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Re: Lunch ideas high in protein and fiber
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2018, 10:00:06 PM »
Iíve had a salad like that from a local farm stand.  Theirs also has some cracked wheat, like tabouleh.  Itís really good!
dd with peanut, tree nut and egg allergy(can do some baked items)

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Re: Lunch ideas high in protein and fiber
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2018, 10:04:18 PM »
Another salad idea, if he likes it:  black bean and corn salad.  Thereís lots of variations, if you google.  I donít really use a recipe, so not helpful there, but itís black beans, frozen sweet corn, diced red peppers, green onion, chopped tomatoes, with a lime/olive oil/garlic dressing.  You can adapt to his tastes.  My kids wonít eat pasta or bean salads.  😕
dd with peanut, tree nut and egg allergy(can do some baked items)

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Re: Lunch ideas high in protein and fiber
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2018, 12:52:16 PM »
Mango is good in that!
Me: Sesame, shellfish, chamomile, sage
DS: Peanuts

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Re: Lunch ideas high in protein and fiber
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2018, 12:54:26 PM »
I also echo the suggestion of various legumes. Also, veggie sushi with tofu, chickpea pasta (pasta made from chickpeas: Chickapea is one brand), brown rice and beans, veggies and hummus; quinoa with black beans, bell peppers, and mango.

Becca - bean and corn salad is a huge hit in our house, too.

This thread is inspiring me to up the bag lunches I make. Great ideas!
anaphylaxis to tree nuts, peanuts, potato, and wheat