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Heathy recipes please.

My daughter needs to eat healthier I don't necessarily need recipes but just simple things to put in my daughter's lunchbox to maintain healthy eating habits.

things like that thanks so much!

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Asked by CCCurstynn at 7:04 PM on Oct. 7, 2009 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • My son loves wraps, I make a chicken salad wrap on whole wheat tortillas, fresh fruit with a yogurt dip, I usually send some nuts for a snack, he also likes peanut butter and banana sandwiches, I send taco salads with pinto beans and mexican seasoned chicken, tortilla roll ups spread with light cream cheese, lean turkey or ham slices then rolled up so they swirl. I send baked potato chips, or baked pita chips, my boys aren't picky eaters, so it's pretty easy to come ups with things for them.

    Answer by ohwrite at 7:14 PM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • Healthy in a lunch box is actually kind of tough. IMO. Lunch meats are loaded with sodium and preservatives. Peanut butter is full of sugar and oil. Chicken/tuna salads are made with Mayonnaise which is nothing but cholesterol and fat.... You could send things like left over baked chicken breast. noodle salad made with low fat Italian dressing and chunks of low sodium turkey maybe. Fruit of course is a good choice. A little natural peanut butter is fine like 30 grams or so. unsalted or lightly salted nuts. Crunchy veggies with low fat dip. Portions are always a factor as well. Some 'junk' is okay in moderation.

    Answer by fourisplenty at 7:21 PM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • pretzels and popcorn are usually pretty healthy snack, or i eat yoplait light yogurt, no fat with only 100 calories, special k has bars that are yummy

    Answer by kelka24 at 8:14 PM on Oct. 7, 2009

  • you can absolutely pack healthy lunches- even if it IS chicken/tuna salad (made with plain yogurt, instead of mayo), or peanut butter (fresh ground- only nuts). use only whole grain breads/wraps. veggies with dips (take dip mix, and use nonfat plain yogurt- still sodium, but its a compromise) try Kashi granola bars- they're sweet, but do not contain refined sugar. Fruit leathers (not roll ups) are great too, for a "sweet" treat. a hard boiled egg is a great protein. trail mix- dried fruit, unsalted nuts (no candies) is a great brain booster. hummus with pita chips (my kids love it) as a main course. AIR popped corn, also great to cure the munchies. try adding good fats, like avocado, fish, and olive oil. fruit smoothies (made only with fruit, plain yogurt, grapes will sweeten it nicely). there are also soy alternatives to lunch meat, which my children can not toll a difference- and they're not loaded with junk.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 10:46 AM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • I also look for healthy things to put in the lunch box everyday. I try the 100 calorie cookie and chip bags so that they get the flavor without having all of the calories. I also try carrots and blue cheese dip. If your children are not allergic I would also try a snack bag filled with nuts. Hope this helps.

    Answer by lizfarias at 3:10 PM on Oct. 9, 2009

  • Cubed cheese
    carrot sticks
    celery sticks
    cucumber slices
    grape tomatoes
    whole wheat crackers
    pitas and hummus
    hard boiled eggs

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:40 PM on Oct. 10, 2009

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