Learning and Teaching Sustainability

Simple Meal Plans

Meal planning can be easy. We offer some simple meal ideas to help you see that with just a few sustainable ingredients you can make an array of healthy meals.

If you are not planning your meals, you are typically just eating what’s available when you are hungry. A little meal planning can go along way towards helping you eat better and therefore be healthier. Meal planning can also save you money. Instead of eating take-out for lunch everyday, plan a few meals in advance. Planning meals also helps reduce food waste. Did you know that 40% of the food produced each year in the United States ends up in a landfill or is left to rot in the field?

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Sustainable Breakfast

Love a great breakfast? Us to! There are some breakfast staples that we are never going to give up. Thankfully, there are plenty of sustainable options when it comes to our favorite breakfast foods. We recommend using tools such as the Organic Egg Scorecard from cornucopia.org to find food that is locally produced and sustainable.

6 Easy Sustainable Breakfast Recipes

Oatmeal with Cinnamon & Apples for Two

2 cups water
1 cup Bob's Red Mill Rolled Oats
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 small apple

Scrambled Eggs & Toast for Two

4 eggs
2 pieces sourdough toast
Ghee (clarified butter)

Yogurt, Fruit & Granola

1 cup yogurt
1/2 cup fruit
1/2 cup Nature's Path orgranic granola
1 teaspoon honey

Breakfast Burrito

1 Mi Rancho Organic Tortilla
1 egg
1 pinch of cheese
Ghee (clarified butter)

Bagel Sandwich

1 Dave's Killer Bread bagel
1 slice Organic Valley cheese
1 egg fried
Ghee (clarified butter)

Sustainable Breakfast

Ingredients

Sustainable Lunch

We definitely enjoy a nice sit down lunch, but with varied schedules during the week and generally being "busy" during working hours, we often snack our way through lunch. Here are a combination of snack type items that can be eaten for lunch. Some are lighter meals than others and you can mix and match these to meet your hunger needs.

6 Easy Sustainable Lunch Ideas

PB & Banana Smoothie

2 Organic Bananas
1 cup almond milk
1 huge spoonful of peanut butter
8 cubes of ice
1 Tbsp honey
1 blending device

PB, Banana & Honey Sandwich

2 slices sourdough
1 desired amount of peanut butter
1 banana
1 drizzle of honey

Avocado & Cheese Sandwich

2 slices sourdough
1 avocado
1 slice pepper jack cheese
1 drizzle of olive oil
1 sprinkle of salt
1 sprinkle of pepper

Annie's Frozen Meal

1 Annie's brand frozen meal

Snack Attack

2 handfuls nuts
1 Mamma Chia Squeeze
1 slice of cheese
1 peanut butter toast
1 banana or apple

Veggie Sandwich

2 slices toasted sourdough
1 slice pepper jack cheese
1 slice tomato
6 thin slices cucumber
1 layer sprouts
1/2 an avocado
1 drizzle olive oil

Sustainable Lunch

Ingredients