Monday, September 23, 2013

Part 1 -Pasta and Noodle Lunchbox Roundup from tribecanutrition

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Buckwheat noodles with green beans and soya sauce, Tomatoes and organic grapes, Apple cider Dought nut (storebought

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Buck wheat noodles w/Asparagus, stirfried tofu and carrots, Strawberries, Tomatoes and Mangoes, Waffles

Click  http://tribecanutrition.com/2013/09/pasta-and-noodle-lunchbox-roundup/

My recommendations:http://foodbabe.com/2013/08/15/healthiest-pastas/

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* Buckwheat noodles w/ green beans                          * Buckwheat noodles w/ stir fried asparagus
and soy sauce                                                                      * Stir-fried carrots and tofu
* Fresh market tomatoes and organic grapes            * Strawberries, tomatoes, and mango
* Apple cider doughnut from the market                      * Waffles
- See more at: http://tribecanutrition.com/2013/09/pasta-and-noodle-lunchbox-roundup/#sthash.snCVAFmG.dpuf
* Buckwheat noodles w/ green beans                          * Buckwheat noodles w/ stir fried asparagus
and soy sauce                                                                      * Stir-fried carrots and tofu
* Fresh market tomatoes and organic grapes            * Strawberries, tomatoes, and mango
* Apple cider doughnut from the market                      * Waffles
- See more at: http://tribecanutrition.com/2013/09/pasta-and-noodle-lunchbox-roundup/#sthash.snCVAFmG.dpuf
In general, whole wheat pastas have a higher protein and fiber count than regular, white pasta.  Whole wheat pastas are also a better source of nutrients such as selenium, potassium, and magnesium.  Besides, there is a growing body of scientific evidence correlating whole grain consumption in children with chronic disease prevention later in life.  As with other nutritious foods, introducing whole grains when children are young can help build life long healthy eating behaviors.
I use buckwheat (soba) pasta a lot in my daughters’ lunchboxes.  It is a great way to introduce more variety and also boost nutrition. Buckwheat pasta is also a good source of nutrients like manganese, lean protein, carbohydrates, and thiamine.  Since buckwheat does not contain gluten, buckwheat noodles are a good choice for people following a gluten-free diet (such as those with celiac disease) or individuals with gluten allergies. If you can find 100% buckwheat noodles, definitely give them a try. Although it may be easier to make the transition to a rather strong nutty flavor of backwheat gradual by introducing your kids to mixed wheat-bauckwheat noodles first.
Here are 10 pasta and noodle lunchboxes (including pictures and ingredients) I have made for my daughters in the past.
- See more at: http://tribecanutrition.com/2013/09/pasta-and-noodle-lunchbox-roundup/#sthash.snCVAFmG.dpuf