Makes 48 medium size half buns – 2 dozen whole buns

I used the healthy bun recipe on page 51 in my EAT MORE WHOLE GRAINS recipe book.

2 dozen Whole Grain Buns

3/4 cup dried lentils

1 1/4 pounds lean ground beef

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 large onion, chopped

1/3 cup MCT oil (or other healthy oil)

1 teaspoon Himalayan salt

3 teaspoons oregano

1 large green pepper, chopped

1 cup coarsely shredded brussel sprouts

1 quart tomato juice

3 tablespoons cornstarch

3 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Cook the lentils in water, drain, add 1/2 cup of the tomato juice and puree smooth.

Brown beef. Add and saute the garlic, onion & brussel sprouts. Add green pepper, MCT oil, salt, oregano, remaining tomato juice and cook until vegetables are done. Mix in the pureed lentils, cool and add the cheese.

Spread on each bun half. Bake at 400 º F for 15 – 20 minutes or until nicely browned.

Choice of other healthy foods for lunch boxes:

  1. sandwiches made with healthy bread (salmon, tuna, chicken, egg, roast beef & more)

  2. a variety of unsalted nuts.

  3. hard boiled eggs

  4. fruits

  5. raw vegetables

  6. healthy snack crackers & cheddar cheese

  7. unshelled sunflower seeds (opening them keeps you awake)

  8. drink plenty of water