Monthly Archives: August 2014

Natural Chef Gerd Pauli’s School Lunch recipes: Guacomole and Turkey Wraps

Natural Chef Gerd Pauli was a chef at schools to improve school lunches down in Texas. He recently moved to Kansas and would love to find another school to establish healthy school lunches again. If you are a parent or have connections with a school that you think might be interested. Please contact me at aesparham@kumc.edu.

Here are his simple, easy school lunch recipes for Guacomole with veggie sticks, and turkey wraps. Add a piece of fruit and even bean chips and nuts/seeds to add even more nutrients.

Guacamole:

Ingredients:
1 avocado
1 lemon
Salt/pepper
Diced Tomato

Prep:
Mix all ingredients with fork or blender and eat with veggie sticks, bean chips, or occasional tortilla chips.

Turkey wraps:

Ingredients:
6-8 oz deli meat – low sodium (preferable nitrate free)
One cucumber
Diced tomato

Prep: Wrap sliced cucumber and diced tomato in deli meat, may hold together with toothpick in container of choice.

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Tips to keep your kid healthy this school year

Sleep:
Establish routine bedtimes for your child
School-aged children should be in bed, falling asleep by 9 pm
Shut off TV, ipad, video games 30 minutes prior to bedtime
Shut off any lights in the bedroom during sleep
(even small amounts of light can affect sleep cycle)
Get natural sunlight during the day (that means playing outside!)
Sleep in a tidy environment, no clutter – feng shui does work!

Physical Activity:
Exercise is Medicine! Good for immune function, metabolism, better sleep
Kids should be getting upwards of 90 minutes a day

Nutrition:
Food is Medicine! Food is the foundation of health
Less refined and processed carbs at every meal
(refined carbs includes: cereal, waffles, pancakes, potato chips, bagels, pasta, sandwich,etc..)
More healthy fats and healthy protein at every meal