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Uncrustables and Lunchables Lunch Swaps

By November 12, 2020No Comments

✏️Back to school ? – uncrustables and lunchable lunch swaps

My kids love their PB and J sandwiches made with this “uncrustables” cutter and they love making their own lunchables. Here are reasons, why I’ve made the swaps that I have.

1️⃣Peanut butter
Many peanut butters are made with hydrogenated oils and added sugar. Hydrogenated oils may contain trans fats. Trans fats lead to high inflammation markers like CRP (C-reactive protein). Inflammatory CRP levels were 73% higher in women who consumed trans fats, according to a study. 1

2️⃣Jam
Many jams contains high fructose corn syrup. Princeton University found that HFCS leads to “abnormal increases in body fat, especially in the abdomen and a rise in circulating blood fats called triglycerides.” High concentrations of triglycerides in the blood indicate an elevated risk of stroke. 2

3️⃣Bread
Bread that has been made with wheat flour could have glyphosate. Glyphosate has been shown to increase the risk of non-Hodgkins lymphoma and it has shown to affect the gut microbiome in animals. 3

?Sourdough bread is my favorite. It’s what my daughter and I can eat with our gluten intolerances. Posted above are 2 of my favorite sourdough bread recipes. One from @amberskitchen and one from @simplelifebykels. Recipe says oat flour just because that’s how I do it. Original recipe calls for wheat flour. If you don’t have a sourdough starter and still want to hop on the sourdough train @lauralivesthegoodlife sells great sourdough starter that she can mail.

4️⃣Crackers
Crackers with sprouted grains are a great option. The sprouting process breaks down the phytic acid found in wheat. Phytic acid decreases the absorption of vitamins and minerals in the body. So when you sprout the grains this allows folate, iron, vitamin C, B vitamins, zinc and magnesium to be absorbed better by the body. 4
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1https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15735094/
2 https://www.princeton.edu/news/2010/03/22/sweet-problem-princeton-researchers-find-high-fructose-corn-syrup-prompts
3 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/24762670/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31066122/
4. https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/trending-now-sprouted-grains

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