|Make your kids look forward to lunch time with these ten ideas (two weeks worth) for brown baggin' it! |
Bow-tie noodles with your child's favorite toppings - mini pepperoni, cherry tomatoes, olives, cucumbers - mixed with salt, pepper, and a light vinaigrette.
Pita Bread and Tortilla Rolled Sandwiches
They can be stuffed with cheese, lunch meat, or other sandwich fillings.
Tuna or Chicken Salad
Add zip to the salads by using low-fat cottage cheese instead of mayonnaise, chopped apples,pineapples, or grated carrots. If you like curry dishes, add a dash of curry powder.
Peanut Butter Sandwiches
Sliced bananas are a great addition to this old favorite. Or instead of banana, add apple and a little cinnamon.
These can be "deviled", or for sandwiches simply slice the eggs and spread the bread with a little mayonnaise and mustard. Add lettuce or chopped watercress.
Mini Bagels with Peanut Butter and Raisins
Two mini bagels or half bagel, spread with peanut butter and raisins. Add cheese stick and cut strawberries.
Wrap salad and diced ham and cheese in a flour tortilla. Supplement with a banana, pudding cup, and 100% fruit juice.
Melt cheese and pizza sauce in a pita bread.
"Lunchables"- Create Your Own
Cut meat slices and cheese into pieces that will fit on crackers. Pack the meat, cheese, and crackers together, and use take-out condiment packets (mayo, mustard) if you have some on hand.
Mini Hawaiian Pizzas
Round crackers, shredded cheese, pineapple chunks, packed in doubled plastic snack bags. Add a small container with a small amount of tomato sauce.
Ham and Cheese Sticks
Roll up cheese and ham and use a pretzel stick to hold it together. Add carrot sticks with yogurt dip, raisins, and 100% fruit juice.
Stock your refrigerator &
pantry with these snacks:
Slices of pepperoni, salami,
turkey or ham
Slices of fake meat (pepperoni, etc)
Cheese sticks, cubes, or slices
Yogurt tubes or cups
Corn chips and bean dip
Pita triangles and hummus dip
Raw veggies (carrots, celery)
Raw fruits (apples, oranges,
melon, berries, avocado)
Cereal and Granola bars