Category Archives: LitterLESS Lunch Ideas



Pizza Soup

Pizza Rolls

 

Crockpot Apple Sauce

Tai Peanut Quinoa Salad

Rainbow Veggie Pinwheel

Hummus and Chips

Homemade Granola

Annaliisa Kapp’s Shaved Brussels Sprouts

Annaliisa Kapp shares her amazing brussels sprouts recipe. Such a holiday crowd pleaser.

Oatmeal Energy Bites

Weelicious’ Apple Sausage Stuffing Bites

Grilled Turkey an Quinoa Burgers

Easy Pasta Salad

Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Muffins

Toblerone Shortbread Cookies

If you’ve never tried Toblerone chocolate bars then this recipe is a must for you! Print Recipe Toblerone Shortbread Cookies Course Snack Prep Time 25 minutes Cook Time 45 minutes Servings dozen Ingredients 2 cup butter softened1 cup super-fine sugar3 1/2 cup flour1/2 cup cornstarch2 bars toblerone swiss milk chocolate2 tbsp sifted icing sugar Course Snack Prep Time 25 minutes Cook Time 45 minutes Servings dozen Ingredients 2 cup butter softened1 cup super-fine sugar3 1/2 cup flour1/2 cup cornstarch2 bars toblerone swiss milk chocolate2 tbsp sifted icing sugar Instructions Preheat oven to 350F. Beat butter and sugar, in large bowl with the mixer on high speed until light and fluffy. Mix flour and cornstarch in a small bowl. Gradually add the dry mixture, beating well after each addition. Chop chocolate into small pieces. Stir in chocolate. Drop by tablespoonfuls, onto baking sheets. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes about 4 dozen. Let them cool completely and then sprinkle with icing sugar. Recipe Notes  

Chocolate Coconut Energy Balls

Holiday season can be tiring, boost your energy with these yummy chocolate and coconut rolled balls. Print Recipe Chocolate Coconut Energy Balls Course Appetizers Prep Time 20 minutes Servings meal bowls Ingredients 1 cup medjool dates pitted1/4 cup cocoa powder1 1/2 tsp. vanilla1/2 cup almonds raw1/4 cup coconut flaked1/2 cup walnuts raw Course Appetizers Prep Time 20 minutes Servings meal bowls Ingredients 1 cup medjool dates pitted1/4 cup cocoa powder1 1/2 tsp. vanilla1/2 cup almonds raw1/4 cup coconut flaked1/2 cup walnuts raw Instructions Toss all ingredients into a food processor or blender and run until finely chopped up and starts to come together. May need to add 1 tablespoon of water. Form into balls and roll in coconut flakes Recipe Notes

Sunshine Cookies

A quick, yet delicious recipe that will brighten your day!

Cashew & Beet Dip

Print Recipe Cashew & Beet Dip Avoid the over processed dips at the grocery store and serve this nutritious beet dip instead! Thank you to our friend Annaliisa Kapp for sharing this fabulous recipe. Please be sure to head over to her website for some healthy recipe inspiration https://www.annaliisakapp.com/ Course Snack Prep Time 120 Minutes Servings Meal Cube Ingredients 1 Cup Raw cashew4 Cup Beet Root Peeled, cut into little cubes2 garlic cloves With skin1.5 lemon 1 Tbsp, 1/4 lemon juice, 1tsp zest1 Tbsp Apple cider vinegar2 Tbsp Camelina oil1 Tbsp Camelina oil2 Tbsp Orange Juice3 Tbsp Orange Juice3 Tbsp water1/4 Tsp sea salt1/4 Tsp Dried Dill4 basil leaves Course Snack Prep Time 120 Minutes Servings Meal Cube Ingredients 1 Cup Raw cashew4 Cup Beet Root Peeled, cut into little cubes2 garlic cloves With skin1.5 lemon 1 Tbsp, 1/4 lemon juice, 1tsp zest1 Tbsp Apple cider vinegar2 Tbsp Camelina oil1 Tbsp Camelina oil2 Tbsp Orange Juice3 Tbsp Orange Juice3 Tbsp water1/4 Tsp sea salt1/4 Tsp Dried Dill4 basil leaves Instructions Soak raw cashews in 2 cups of room temperature water for at least 20 minutes (or maximum 4 hours). Preheat oven to 4000F. n a small bowl, mix together 1 Tbsp lemon juice, 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar, 2 Tbsp camelina oil, 1⁄4 tsp sea salt and 1⁄4 tsp dried dill. Place cut up beet root and garlic cloves (in their skin) into a baking dish and pour oil mixture over beets. Toss well and roast for 60 minutes or until tender. Drain cashews in a sieve and rinse. Put into a food processor or high speed blender along with 1⁄4 cup lemon juice, 2 Tbsp orange juice, 1 Tbsp camelina oil, 3 Tbsp water, 1⁄4 tsp sea salt and basil leaves. Blend until smooth. Remove beets from oven and add to cashew mix. Remove garlic skin and add to blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy. You may have to stop the blender or food processor a few times to scrape down the sides and then continue blending until you have a smooth consistency. Chop pistachios and extra basil leaves for garnish and serve with Mary’s Crackers or your favourite veggie strips. Recipe Notes cashew-beet-dip

Protein Packed Pumpkin Spice Dip

We love this protein-packed Pumpkin Spice Dip recipe that Rachel shared with us!! Rachel is one of the very talented students that has worked with Meghan Telpner, for more healthy recipes check out her cookbooks and blog! Meghan may even have a healthy pumpkin spice latte on her blog;)

Back 2 School Litterless Lunch Recipe Book

Looking to print or share Wean Green’s Litterless Lunch Recipes? Check out the our recipe book below (psst…click on fullscreen to enlarge!)

LitterLESS…. Halloween?!?

In my 194 days of LitterLESS Lunches I have ran into a stumbling block….aka Halloween. Even the ‘healthier’ options are all pre-packed (for some reasons that I do understand). This got me thinking of parties in the classrooms. While we are all working hard on keeping our lunches LitterLESS what about events like Halloween? I know that in my daughter’s class a sign up sheet went out for food items as well as ‘napkins’ ‘disposable plates’. Why not just ask parents to bring in a ‘reusable container’? This would also double to get rid of some of the food waste as well (have you ever seen a six year old walk up to a buffet and only serve themselves what they were going to eat). They could enjoy goodies from their friends’ homes, choose their favourites and bring home anything they didn’t eat! Brilliant;) Ha! I do encourage you to look at ways to green your Halloween. Here are a few good sites and reads for a greener Halloween: Green Halloween Not So Scary Halloween Treats 10 Sweet Tips for an Eco-Friendly Halloween Eco-Friendly Halloween by Inhabitots 13 Healthy Halloween Treats Your Kids will Devour I hope your 194 days of LitterLESS Lunches has been rocking! I’d love to hear what you’ve been packing-please feel free to share on the 194 Days of LitterLESS Lunches post!