Tuesday, November 06, 2012

School Lunch #4 (Dairy, Gluten, Grain, Nut and Sugar Free)

I love this lunch idea as it has lots of protein and no grains.  I also like the addition of the pickles (the non-pasteurized variety) as a source of "probiotic."  Truly fermented vegetables such as pickles, olives or sauerkraut are very good for balancing out our natural gut flora.

Most commercial products have been pasteurized in order to mass produce and cut costs.  Pasteurization kills the enzymatic process and therefore making to product less of a benefit to your immune system.  In order to find non-pasteurized fermented vegetables you may have to search health food stores, deli's, olive bars or businesses that carry a home-made variety.

For more on the benefits of fermented food please see The Incredible Health Benefits to You if Traditionally Fermented Foods.

This lunch includes:

  • sliced turkey (nitrite free)
  • pickles
  • raw vegetables
  • raisins (sulphite free)


1 comment:

  1. Thank you! I've been trying to think of a good tortilla wrap replacement.