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10 Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids

Posted by on Jul. 29, 2012 at 9:49 PM
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10 Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids

Send kids off to school with a nutritious brown bag lunch.

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Want to help your children do better in school? Send them off with healthy food options. Nutritionist Marie Almon, MS, RD, a member of South Beach Diet creator Dr. Arthur Agatston's team who helped to develop the menus served in the Healthier Options for Public Schoolchildren study, provides some of her favorite kid-pleasers.
  1. A natural peanut butter sandwich topped with sliced apples, bananas, raisins, or shredded carrots on 100 percent whole-wheat bread
  2. Strips of grilled chicken breast with avocado, tomato, and peppers in a whole-wheat wrap
  3. Whole-wheat pasta salads with cubed lean ham or turkey
  4. quesadilla made with reduced-fat cheese on a whole-wheat tortilla
  5. Individual packets of high-fiber, whole-grain crackers with hummus or reduced-fat cheese
  6. An assortment of colorful cut-up veggies paired with reduced-sugar ranch dressing for dipping
  7. Reduced-fat cheese sticks
  8. Single-sized portions of unsweetened applesauce or fruit chunks packed in natural juice
  9. Sliced apples, pears, or other fruit for dipping in low-fat vanilla or lemon yogurt
  10.   Trail mix made with whole-grain cereals, whole-wheat pretzels, and dried fruit

Learn more in the Everyday Health Kids’ Health Center.

Last Updated: 10/27/2008
by on Jul. 29, 2012 at 9:49 PM
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timon95
by Betty on Jul. 30, 2012 at 1:17 AM

tfs

VisionSeeker
by on Jul. 30, 2012 at 6:11 AM

 I love these ideas!  TFS!

NicholasMama608
by Sarah on Jul. 31, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Great ideas!

soccerchik8287
by on Aug. 4, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Awesome list thanks for sharing!

countrymomma81
by on Aug. 5, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Thanks for sharing. Just in time for me to go shopping for my kids lunch. 

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