Did you know October is all about going nude … with your food? Well it is! Nude Food Day actually runs for the whole month of October but there are lots of competitions and events going on in schools around the country this week in particular to support the Nude Food movement & National Nutrition Week. Nude Food is all about encouraging kids, parents, teachers and anybody who makes their own lunch about the importance of packing healthy and rubbish free lunches.
We are nudie foodies here at BE&S, as much as possible, it’s doing our little bit in trying to eat well and help reduce landfill. Healthy Bodies + Healthy Planet, are you on board?
To help spread the nudist love, the kind people over at Smash Nude Foods HQ sent me all these products to try out PLUS they are are offering a fabulous prize of $100 worth of Smash Nude Food Movers to one lucky Boiled Eggs & Soldiers reader (all the details will be revealed at the bottom of this post) but first how about some nude lunch box ideas to help you too join the Nude Movement?
My kids always seem to be hungry as soon as we leave the house (never at actual meal times which is extremely frustrating!) so I like to take healthy snacks out with us to stave off the whinging. I like these Snack Tubes for snacks on the go and they are also great for school recess snacks rather than having lots of little containers rolling around in the bottom of bags!
Our “snack on the go” of choice these days is hummus, crackers and veggie sticks. At the risk of sounding very ernest it’s a great snack as it’s easy, raw, healthy, whole food (apart from the crackers which are not obvs, but the girls love them so what do you do?) plus, it’s easy to go nude with! Other dips we like around here are avocado pesto, minty pea pesto and beetroot pesto.
We also love our “Crunchy Yoghurt Pots” and the Smash Yoghurt Movers have a gel insert that you can freeze so the yoghurt stays nice and fresh until lunch time. I like that, especially where we live in the tropics!
Handy that a spoon comes attached to it as well. Long may that last! The “Crunchy Yoghurt Pots” are just bits of chopped up fruit through greek yoghurt which is,again, whole food rather than processed so it’s better for your bodies and also better using these type of containers than adding to landfill with lots of individual packaging. As the Nude Food message says Healthy Body + Healthy Planet!
Unfortunately, I have no advice on avoiding the tedium of making lunches but I do have lots of ideas about how to fill the lunch boxes (you can take a look under the Lunch Boxes page if you like). My girls aren’t fans of sandwiches so I’m forever trying to think of different things for the lunch boxes, usually more for my benefit than theirs as they are actually happy with Vegemite Wraps day in day out!!!
The big Smash Nude Food Lunch Boxes have 3 separate compartments which is good for dividing up food and not having to carry around multiple containers. In this one I’ve put veggie sticks for the “Brain Snack” or “Munch & Crunch” or whatever it’s called. Berries and one of my easy gingerbread muffins for recess and then banana, drizzled with honey wrapped in mountain bread, a hard boiled egg and a Babybel cheese for something a bit different for lunch.
These big lunch boxes are also great because they come with 2 small containers that fit into it, perfect for snack size dips and crackers! (I took the lids off everything for the photo but it also makes washing easy when things have been lingering too long in the lunch box!!) My youngest loves sushi but it can not have a trace of avocado anywhere near it because, kid logic!! Anyway, I often get them a sushi roll or two for lunch. I do have a DIY sushi post here if you want to give it a go at home, if I can you can, really!
Smash also make insulated bags out of what looks like wet suit material so you can keep whatever is in the lunch box chilled & nice! I was super impressed with this next lunch box because it comes with it’s own salad dressing container that fits neatly into the lid, clever! It also comes with it’s own fork, bonus for when you are out and about!
The salad was just made with weekend bbq left overs and I put a little olive oil and balsamic in the special container. I’ve claimed the glass bottle as my own as well thank you very much, hands off kids!
Speaking of left overs the Nude Lunch Bowl is a great size for lunch and fitted last nights dinner perfectly for my “working” lunch today. Speedy Chicken Fried Rice is just that or “Rainbow Rice” as we used to call it when the girls were little. It’s easy, tasty and filling, using brown rice it’s healthier and leftovers are an easy way to stay nude at lunchtime too.
I was gifted all the Nude Food products but as always all words, thoughts and opinions are my own. I’m happy to recommend them as products because of all the reasons I’ve just said, they are clever & user friendly but also they are BPA Free and food safe plus they make it easy to help us reduce our environmental footprint by not needing to use wrappers, foils or cling films etc.
Now, what about that competition to win a $100 Nude Food Mover’s Pack you say? Well, I know you want to because you can’t tell me that the lunch box you have had going all year isn’t just a little bit manky by now and don’t water bottles go to the same secret place that socks, hair elastics and lids do? Mmmhhmm! So this is a competition that you definitely want to enter, am I right?
To be in the running for this fantastic prize all you need to do is sign up to be on my newsletter mailing list (it’s in the side bar to the right & when you do you will receive a free printable download with over 100 hundred lunch box ideas) and then share in the comments below your favourite way to go nude at lunch time. The most creative & informative answer, as decided by the team at BE&S, wins!
Nude food Movers believe in saving the planet one lunch at a time. Reduce, re-use and recycle with a handy range of products to help you on your ‘nude food’ adventures. Available at Coles, Big W & Officeworks. For more information on the Nude Food Movers range by Smash visit www.nudefoodmovers.com.au, or Facebook or Instagram.