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10 Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids

posted Sep 5, 2010, 9:14 PM by Kimber Coombes   [ updated Jan 29, 2011, 12:32 PM by K Day ]

This is an article I came across on EveryDayHealth.com. This is a neat site with information on everything from healthy living to exercise to medical information. I thought this was a nice article because it keeps things simple and relatively healthy. Enjoy!



SEND KIDS OFF TO SCHOOL WITH A NUTRITIOUS BROWN BAG LUNCH.  By Michele Bloomquist

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'steam 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

http://www.everydayhealth.com/family-health/kids-health/healthy-school-lunch-ideas.aspx
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