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Allergen Friendly kids

Keeping Kids “Sugar-Free” at School

Up until my oldest started kindergarten, he had limited exposure to refined sugar. We were an organic, homemade kind of family that consciously avoided sugar, artificial colors, gluten, and pasteurized dairy.

Most of our friends ate how we did and if we went somewhere serving food we couldn’t eat, I checked beforehand to see what we could bring. No matter what food we ate, or didn’t eat, I think its important to feel included; especially for kids.

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kids School

Treat Boxes for Sugar-Free Kids πŸ™ƒ

A Treat Box is basically a Tupperware container filled with non-perishable treats. This box can be kept at school, day-care, summer camp, even a best friend’s home and offered to your child whenever there is a food item that he or she can’t eat (i.e. gluten, dairy) or that you don’t want him or her to eat (i.e. sugar, artificial dye).

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B.E.D. The Body Ecology Diet

Lunchbox List for The Body Ecology Diet

If you are on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) or follow a ‘gluten-sugar-yeast free’ diet then you know what it takes to pack a balanced lunchbox with foods allowed. I put together some ideas here to make this easier…

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The Body Ecology Diet

Tips for Packing Lunch on The Body Ecology Diet

When you start on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.), that once oh so simple task of packing lunch will kick up a notch, or 10 …. not only are you learning how to make food without sugar, flour, yeast, or pasteurized dairy but you’re also learning how to crack coconuts for yck, practicing 80/20, and food combining

I’ve been packing B.E.D.-friendly lunches since 2010. What used to take forever and give me a near panic attack just thinking about task, is now easier. There is a learning curve! When I first started, my oldest was in elementary and youngest in preschool. My husband, whom I met a year into stage 1, is an independent contractor usually out building most days; he is very active and hungry. I myself travel out of the home a couple days a week for work and I pack a small cooler of homemade food to bring on these long work days.

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Recipe The Body Ecology Diet

Snack Ideas for The Body Ecology Diet

Avocado BenThe snack list below is for those healing with The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D). This gut healing protocol is gluten-sugar-yeast free and ideally the food you eat is easy-to-digest. Items marked with an (*) is best saved for stage 2 or as an occasional treat.

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B.E.D. Recipe The Body Ecology Diet

Pumpkin Seed Butter

This nutrient-dense pumpkin seed butter contains no sugar or icky added oils. It’s also a safe alternative for “nut-free” schools and kids. We spread this one on flax crackers, roasted nori sheets, green apples, waffles, and celery sticks πŸ˜Š

First we eat, then we do everything else. ~ M.F.K. Fisher

Pumpkin Seed Butter

Makes: 1 1/4 cup