Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Green Plate Foods needs your votes!

Our President and Founder, Lisa Pounds, has been nominated as an expert panelist for SXSWedu focusing on healthy lunches in school cafeterias and the benefits of eating right for students, but we need your help to secure a spot at the conference! SXSWedu would be an amazing opportunity to share our mission with thousands of education industry experts, influencers and game changers in an attempt to continue bringing healthier options to students across the country.

Our panel, “The Cafeteria Conundrum: How Healthy is Helping,” is made up of passionate experts in healthy eating, living and school policy, featuring our own Lisa Pounds, Bettina Siegel of The Lunch Tray, nutritionist Marissa Lippert with Nourish Kitchen Table, and Dallas Morning News fitness and lifestyle writer, Leslie Barker.

Voting is easy – simply click here to create an account. When you’ve signed in, head on over to our panel page at http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/35434 and click the thumbs up icon on the top left! You can also search for our panel on the main PanelPicker page by entering our title, “The Cafeteria Conundrum: How Healthy is Helping” into the search bar.

 Voting ends on September 5, so create an account, sign in, vote and help send us to SXSWedu! For more information on the panel and how to vote, visit our Facebook page. Thanks for helping us head to Austin!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lunch Bento Boxes

Why not switch up your child's lunchbox this school year? We've come up with 5 bento boxes to make lunch more fun!

  • Box 1
“Ants on a Log” – celery sticks filled with almond butter and topped with raisins
Turkey, apple slice and cheese roll-ups
Berry Medley

  • Box 2
PB&J Cutouts: PB&J sandwich cut into small round shapes using a cookie cutter, whole grain bread and almond butter
Melon balls

  • Box 3
Greek yogurt chicken salad with crackers
Broccoli and purple cauliflower tops
Kiwi and raspberry flowers

  • Box 4
Cucumber, carrot and avocado spring rolls
Oranges and strawberries
Cheese cubes & pretzels

  • Box 5
Cucumber and GPF hummus sandwiches – cut out in fun shapes using cookie cutters, with whole grain bread
Carrot and jicama sticks
Apple and pear slices