The protein in this lunch comes from frozen fish sticks. I should have made my own version but I was busy bailing out my washing machine with a small cup. . . long story. Anyway, these sticks are made by Natural Sea, processed food, but not entirely hideous. They are made with cod fillets, organic whole wheat flour and canola oil and numerous other things - -all things I can pronounce, and more importantly, recognize. Also, Natural Sea "supports sustainable fishing practices" hmmmm, a bit more sketchy. Exactly what does that mean? Like, ideally, in a perfect world, we SUPPORT sustainable fishing practices, but, at this time, due to labor costs, and our desire for a high profit margin we buy fish that has been caught and killed by any method, anywhere and at anytime. We sure do give a big thumbs up to those who are doing the right thing. . . . why must I be so cynical?
Natural Sea Fish Sticks; Full Belly Farm organic snap peas and carrots; organic apricot from the Farmer's Market; and Eden Brown Rice Chips.
I'm a Mom of three and a self proclaimed foodie and environmentalist with an ambitious quest to get my children to eat and enjoy something slightly more nutritious than the typical meal served in a school cafeteria or fast food restaurant.
Ideally, this lunch would generate no waste and would be prepared using foods that are grown or raised locally. Also, it would prepare and pack itself.
I was inspired to start this blog once I was done grieving for the old Vegan Lunchbox Blog. My most favorite blog of all time. I do not claim to have the ingenuity of Jennifer McCann (Vegan Lunchbox), nor do my children have such adventurous tastes, but I plod on, in my own quite-a-bit-better-than-a-lunchable-way.