More School Lunch Ideas and a Couple of Cool Cave Girls


If you haven’t already, you must pay a visit to these two cool cave girls at Cave Girl Cafe!  They are offering up paleo/gluten free themed greeting cards (I LOVE the bacon heart card) as well as coffee and travel mugs.  I’ve attached pics of the samples that they so graciously sent to me, but you can see what they offer for yourself at their website!  With the holidays fast approaching, why not send your greetings to friends and loved ones with a Paleo themed card and some awesome, sustainably sourced coffee!!  Thanks Cave Girls!!

Also, I have attached a few pictures of Jaden’s new environmentally friendly lunch box with more lunch ideas included.  Thanks to suggestions from several of Everyday Paleo’s awesome blog readers, I had several great brand options to choose from and we decided to go with Planet Box.  Jaden LOVES his lunch box and his friends at school are now intrigued by what I pack for him and always want a bite!!  Pretty cool way to spread the love for real food – packaged in a crazy cool lunch box….

New Lunch Ideas:

Deviled Eggs (for a twist on the classic, process the yolks with a bunch of sun dried tomatoes, olive oil, garlic powder, and black pepper)

Sliced Jicama with Baba Ganoush

Baba Ghanoush

1 eggplant

3 tbsp olive oil

juice from 1/2 a lemon

3 tbsp parsley

½ tbsp balsamic vinegar

pinch of sea salt


Pre-heat oven to 425. Prick eggplant all over with a fork and bake on a foil lined cookie sheet for 40 minutes.  Scoop out the insides of the eggplant and process together in a food processor with the remaining ingredients.

Left over Paleo Breaded Baked Chicken

Black Olives

Sliced Raw Zucchini

I hope these ideas help!  Also pictured is a quick mid-morning snack for Rowan – sliced chicken breast and orange cherry tomatoes.


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  1. Cathy says

    Nice Baba Ganoush recipe — I like mine mixed with a bit of sesame seed tahini from Trader Joe’s but I’m not sure if that could be considered truly Paleo. I have a gas stove so I like to char my eggplant over the flame — it cooks the eggplant while imparting a wonderful smoky flavor to the baba ganoush — Removing the charred skin is messy but well worth it.

    I found out it doesn’t work with propane gas stoves though, because they burn at a much higher heat than natural gas so the skin chars black but the eggplant doesn’t have time to cook through.

    Thanks again for your wonderful food ideas.

  2. Robin says

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for this blog! With true allergies to dairy, all tree nuts, all legumes, gluten, mushrooms, and melons I’m GRATEFUL for paleo recipes and especially inspiration for on-the-go kinds of food both for myself given my allergies as well as my twin toddlers who need to eat often. Thank you!

  3. says

    My wife and I were just looking at lunch containers/carriers just like Planet Green. Thanks for showing their info. off. While pricey, we are looking to ditch our plastic stuff, especially since both kids are not in school and i work in one.

  4. Jennifer says

    I can’t wait to try the eggs in the morning. I’ve been using the PlanetBox since school began. My Preschooler loves it. Lunch is usually all gone. I usually add a treat in the tiny center area. Treat is fruit leather cut in a shape or a sticker. Thanks again!

  5. Cathy says

    You’re welcome Sarah. I love exchanging ideas.
    I also use my gas stove top to charbroil red peppers — I have a metal, wok shaped basket with holes it it and I place the peppers in the basket over the gas flame and turn them as the skin bubbles and chars. Choose fairly smooth peppers as the flames don’t penetrate the crevasces very well. Once they cool enough to handle you can lift/peel the skin off with a knife and then open them up to remove the seeds. Be very careful to save the juice — it is like nectar from the gods. You can save the peppers for a few days in the fridge and they develop a syrup like nectar that tastes great in just about anything. I frequently find myself eating the strips of smoky red pepper just plain — soo much yummier than oven roasted red peppers. An added bonus is that the whole kitchen smells wonderful as the peppers (or eggplants)roast over the flame — redolent of a sweet smelling campfire in the woods.

  6. sarena says

    Looks good. Suggestion please for those that can’t have nightshades, wanna do some creative ideas sans…..?? Please and thanks. I try but am always up for new recipes/ideas.

    • Sarah says

      Hi Debbie,
      In a food processor I just added the yolks, sun dried tomatoes, a little olive oil, garlic, and some black pepper!

  7. Christine says

    Planet box looks really nice, but it means a commitment to a cold lunch :(. Perhaps there is a fortune to be made in designing one into a hot/cold frame, so the little guy can have something hot in his belly along with something cool.

  8. Jenny says

    Thank you for all of the inspiring lunch ideas! I’m thinking about getting my kids Planet Boxes for Christmas but my son is 15 and probably needs something bigger. Do you have recommendations?


  9. says

    Thank you for your baba ganoush recipe! I had an eggplant just sitting in my fridge from my CSA share that I had no clue what to do with it. Without your recipe, it probably would have rotted. 😉

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