Always curious other person lunch box, especially today: lunch box planning day. (Monday = 1st day of school.)
Bubs decide ideal lunch box include turkey-turkey sausage chili, maybe because initial Bubs-chili contact happen during hypo recovery. Ravenous boy declare it the best thing ever, try convince rest of family merits. Wanna bite? Try it! No takers. Divide into small portions, freeze, save for lunch box.
This plan so far.
- turkey chili
- next maybe try this jerky
- Chobani Champions tube yogurt (frozen) — 5g protein, 9g CHO <—nice
- water or red zinger iced tea (hibiscus tea bags soaked in cold water. Resembles punch)
- this snacky bar (or Larabar or Luna) or Amazing Chick Pea Cookie Balls, recipe below
- Frigo cheese heads
- apple or carrots (deprives imaginary onlookers opportunity “no wonder he has diabetes—lack of raw foods.”)
- kawaii crock pot for transport turkey chili (doesn’t seem totally leak-proof; utility TBD)
- neverbeforeseen “portion pack” bags, marked in 1/4c increments
- last year’s lunch box still kickin; must locate
If any interest/heart, please share lunch box ideas. One fun place to look.
Cookies with secret garbanzo beans! But not gross. Perfect cookie for lunchbox: sturdy, fortifying, cute.
Ingredients + carbs math:
- Read the original recipe here
- Line two cookie sheets with parchment or Silpat mats
- Heat oven to 350F
- Combine everything (notice the important part about rinsing, draining, and patting dry the chick peas) except the chocolate chips in a Cuisinart or Vitamix. Scrape down the sides to get all of the bits obliterated so your cookie dough is perfectly smooth. Then pulse in or stir in the chocolate chips
- Use a #70 gelato scoop to form portion-controlled balls (about walnut-sized). Place about 1″ apart on prepared cookie sheets. They will not spread or morph
- Bake 12 – 15 minutes. They’ll look kind of uncooked. That’s ok
- Transfer to cooling racks and cool completely before eating/judging. Store in airtight container in fridge
Makes 35 cookies @4.4g CHO/cookie
Also good squashed into flattish pucks before baking. Also good raw.