Rice and Veggies
|Mini clementines, organic sweet peppers, HB egg, leftover rice/quinoa and mixed veggies|
I did heat up the rice and veggies before putting everything else in, but had I been packing this for later, the egg and peppers would have gone in silicone muffin cups, so I could easily remove the things that weren't going in the microwave.
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Veggie Birds Nests
|Veggie Birds Nests, organic apples, string cheese nibblets*, Van's GF Everything crackers|
*this lunch was from before I discovered I was intolerant to dairy in general, and not just lactose. No wonder my Lactaid just wasn't cutting it!
|Organic carrots, sugar snap peas, plum; rice tortilla veggie wrap, SunButter|
I'm pretty sure the wraps are leftover veggie-bean burgers crumbled up with some vinaigrette dressing and rice, wrapped in a gluten-free brown rice tortilla.
I put some SunButter in a Mini Dipper to dip my veggies. Nom!
|GF/DF mushroom and pineapple pizza, GF MOMeos, organic Romanesco and|
purple cauliflower w/dairy-free Ranch, Lentil Meatloaf Muffin
There's a gluten-free bakery near us and the girls like the pizza there, but after finding out that the shortening they use has petroleum-derived TBHQ in it, in addition to all the fake colors and flavors they use that I have to navigate through, we no longer go there. I order my half without cheese, since they don't have a dairy-free cheese option. The pineapple and mushrooms help flavor the pizza enough to mask the lack of cheese.
My purple cauliflower came with some gorgeous leaves, so I placed one in the compartment and put some dairy-free Organicville Ranch dressing on top before piling on the cauliflower florets. And I put a leftover Meatless Meatloaf Muffin in the other small compartment. It has a ketchup glaze baked onto the bottom (which was the top, in the muffin pan!) which is all it needs. Nom!
Holiday Apple Pie
|GF English Muffin w/PBandCo Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, DF peppermint chocolate-covered espresso beans,|
organic ground cherries and heirloom baby tomatoes, leftover gluten-free apple crumble pie
The apple pie was left over from Second Thanksgiving, which my family does the day after, so that my three siblings and I don't have to coordinate which family we'll skip each year, or rush between two locations, usually spaced at least 90-minutes apart... My sister gave me a list of the items I'd need to send gluten-dairy-dye-free subs for, and we got them to her the weekend before. So I had a frozen gluten-free vegan crust ready for her, and my dad brought gluten-free oats, since he's gluten-free too (by choice, not necessity though. Which works for me, since that was less stuff I had to worry about!) Very yummy! Thanks sis! Honestly, with pie, I can't even tell the difference!
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