easy school lunch

Worried  about what your kids eat when they’re at school? Packing them a balanced and  nutritious lunchbox can put your mind at ease, and pasta salad is a great way  to sneak more veggies into their diet.

New research* found that children who more closely followed a Mediterranean diet were more physically active, performed better in school and slept more than their schoolmates who did not as closely follow the Mediterranean diet.

*Source: Rosi A, Calestani MV, Parrino L, et al. Weight status is related with gender and sleep duration but not with dietary habits and physical activity in primary school Italian children. Nutrients. 2017; 9(6):579.

Pasta Salad with Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Ham

Photo & Recipe Credit: Chef Lorenzo Boni

*Healthy lunch approved for K-5th grade nutrition standards.    

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Does anyone else remember watching Ouran High School Host Club?

Does anyone else remember how fuckin adorable Tamaki and Haru were together?

DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THE FACT THAT THESE ASSHOLES PULLED A ‘LETS HUG INSTEAD OF KISS CAUSE WE’RE LITTLE SHITBABIES’ AT THE END?

ugh. the rage I felt.

Anyway, one thing that was requested was this fatty tuna nigiri roll which Haru so lovingly named, “Haru’s Fancy Tuna”. So yeah, that’s what we’re gonna make. If you’re not big on raw fish, I suggest this recipe, because fatty tuna is literally like the baby jesus of raw fish sushi. It’s hella good. So get psyched, kids.

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Haru’s Fancy Tuna
serves: make as many as you want believe in urself

Ingredients-

  • 2 cups sushi rice
  • 1 SUSHI GRADE fatty tuna filet
  • a small bowl of water mixed with rice vinegar (just to use on your hands as a disinfectant)
  • wasabi (optional)
  • soy sauce (for dipping, optional)


Procedure-

  • First, make the sushi rice. The recipe to plain japanese rice can be found here, and the step on how to make it sushi rice can be found by clicking here and only doing step 2.
  • Once that’s done, you got your SUSHI GRADE filet of fatty tuna. Why do I keep capitalizing SUSHI GRADE? Because the fact that it’s SUSHI GRADE fish means that you’re not gonna get a shitty disease from it. So when you go and get your fatty tuna, make sure that you ask and confirm that the filet you’re getting is SUSHI FUCKING GRADE.
  • Take your filet and cut it into thin slices that will be able to fit atop your delish rice
  • Now for molding the rice. You wanna mold them into little oval log thingies, and to do that, you have to wet your hands in the water/vinegar mix so that it doesn’t get gross and stick to you
  • once you’ve molded your lil logs, and this step is optional btw, put a lil dab of the wasabi on the rice.
  • Then place the fatty tuna on top of the rice and hold it (maybe push it) so that it stays together.
  • Repeat for all the lil rice log things
  • Pour a little bit of soy sauce for dipping
  • and you’re motherfucking done

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WOW WAS THAT EASY OR WHAT
NOW WHEN PEOPLE COME OVER TO HANG OUT WITH YOU (unlikely but bear with me here) YOU CAN SERVE THEM THIS MIRACLE OF THE UNIVERSE AND THEY’LL PROBABLY APPRECIATE YOUR SHITTY PRESENCE SO MUCH MORE.

You’re fuckin welcome. 

anonymous asked:

I am currently trying to transition into vegan and I was wondering if you have any good simple, healthy meal plan ideas you eat. I work a lot and I am in the process of trying to be healthy on top of not eat any animal products. It's been super difficult for me to eat healthy and vegan with my schedule. Anything helps! Thank you so much in advance. Xoxo

Hello! :) 

I know sometimes is not that easy to get creative, but don’t worry, take a look at the following ideas :)

Besides those articles my common lunches which are also very easy are vegan burgers, wraps, lentil stew, chickpeas soup, tomato soup with chips, all kinds of soups tbh, hummus sandwiches, vegan nachos, pastas, rice and beans, falafel, and more!

It’s a matter of finding our best ways to keep it organized. I used to work in a call center and I had a pretty shitty schedule, so I always created a menu on weekends, so that way I knew what I had to cook upfront, what to buy and I used leftovers pretty often for the next day and made a new dish!

I’ve been getting some questions lately about easy lunches, so here is what I have today! A whole wheat wrap with: tempeh, tomato, hummus, apple, avocado, olives, and lettuce. I wrap it up in tin foil then fold it down as I eat so it’s not too messy :)

moethesugoifox  asked:

Hello 😊 Im a vegetarian but I've been trying to cut dairy out of my diet because it doesn't feel right to me when I do eat/drink dairy. But I've been having a few problems with lunch. I make my own lunch to bring to school and I'm not exactly sure what I should pack besides a peanut butter jelly sandwich with fruit. I was wondering if you had any recipes that are easy? Thank you!

Hey there! I know sometimes is not that easy to get creative, but don’t worry, take a look at the following ideas :)

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Easy & fast back to school lunch idea!!! I love how easy this recipe is, low cal & healthy!!! My go-to when I’m in a rush in college.

thosenaturalvibes  asked:

What are some easy vegan lunches I can make for myself this summer? I'm slowly trying to transition into veganism but I'm having trouble finding recipes that I can make for myself when I'm not feeling like cooking something complicated 😬 thanks for the help! I love your blog!

Hey there thosenaturalvibes ! Thank you so much! ♥

I know sometimes is not that easy to get creative, but don’t worry, take a look at the following ideas :)

Besides those articles my common lunches which are also very easy are vegan burgers, wraps, lentil stew, chickpeas soup, tomato soup with chips, all kinds of soups tbh, hummus sandwiches, vegan nachos, and more! ;P