Five Great Lunches for Kids
If you’re low on lunch-box ideas, sink your teeth into these.
Sort of Sushi
Spread 1/2 cup cooked brown rice on a whole-wheat flour tortilla. Arrange 1/2 cup
cooked chicken breast strips and a couple of thin cooked broccoli spears on one end.
Sprinkle lightly with reduced-sodium soy sauce. Tightly roll up and slice into 2-inch
pieces. Wrap in plastic wrap. Add orange segments.
Combine 1/2 cup cooked whole-wheat seashell pasta, 3 ounces canned tuna, 1/4 cup shredded
carrots, and enough low-fat salad dressing to moisten. Pack in a container. Add a
sliced apple and honey-yogurt dip.
Combine ½ cup whole-grain toasted oat cereal, 1/4 cup roasted soy nuts or peanuts,
1 cup air-popped popcorn, and 1/4 cup diced dried apples in a plastic bag. Add 1/2
teaspoon cinnamon and shake well. Add a bag of cherry tomatoes and a stick of string
Pita with PB and B
Slice open two mini whole-wheat pita breads. Spread 1 tablespoon peanut butter on
each. Top with thin banana slices and close. Add a small peeled cucumber (cut into
spears) and a container of reduced-fat ranch dressing.
Lightly spread honey mustard on four whole-wheat bagel chips. Cut two cooked Canadian
bacon slices to fit, then place them on top of the bagel chips. Cover with baby spinach
and close with bagel chips. Add a bag of strawberries.