Packing healthy yet appetizing lunches for your children can be challenging at times. Try these tips next time you head to the supermarket:
- Ask your child what he or she wants for lunch
- Compromise a smidgen as long as the majority of it is healthy
- On Fridays, all moms should take the day off and pack lunch money
Here are some nutritious meals that your child just may enjoy!
Mexican Monday: Baked whole grain tortilla chips, fresh salsa, cheddar cheese reduced fat wedges, a clementine and low-fat milk
Thanksgiving Tuesday: Home-style turkey breast, cranberry sauce, light mayonnaise, lettuce, whole wheat roll, craisins and low-fat milk.
*Cook a turkey breast for dinner on Sunday. The extra makes for lunches that taste like Thanksgiving leftovers.
Roll-Up Wednesday: Roast beef, light cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, lettuce, whole wheat wrap, carrots sticks (1 cup), light Italian salad dressing (2 tablespoons), grapes and low-fat milk.
*Packing tip: Pour salad dressing in bottom of small container. Stack carrots sticks on top. Cover.B.O.B. (Big on Bagels) Thursday: Whole grain bagel , light cream cheese, mozzarella sticks, two, red peppers with light ranch dressing, a New England apple and low-fat milk.