How to Give Your PB&J a Makeover
With school in full swing, lunch making is part of my daily ritual. I have to admit, I really do not like making lunches. I get bored with what I am packing and consistently look for new ideas to spice up my lunch making routine.
Part of the challenge is my kids picky eating habits. They could eat PB&J everyday and be satisfied. If your kid is a PB&J lover, check out my interview with a PB&J sandwich.
Sandwiches and Beyond
“Avoid food products that have ingredients a 3rd grader cannot pronounce”- Michael Pollan
* Hummus/ vegetable wrap or hummus with veggies and whole grain crackers
* Whole wheat pasta salad with vegetables
* Black bean roll up- beans, avocado, and cheese
* Vegetable or meat (organic is best) chili with brown rice
* Cheese and apple sandwich
* Stuffed salad pitas- greens with cheese, tuna, egg salad, or organic meat of choice. Pack with kid’s favorite salad dressing.
* Greek yogurt parfait – yogurt (organic or from cows not treated with rBGH), granola, and mixed fruit
Energizing Side Dishes
* Fresh fruit- apples, clementines, grapes, pears, melon balls, berries, kiwi
* Real applesauce (no added sugar or HFCS)
* Vegetables- celery, carrots, baby tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, snap peas
* Air popped popcorn
* Trail mix- nuts, seeds, dried fruits, whole grain cereal, chocolates chips
* Dried fruits- apricots, dates, raisins, figs, goji berries
* Lara bars or other real snack bar (read the ingredients)
* Hard boiled egg
Alright mamas- that’s it for now.
Yours in health and lunchbox packing- Michelle
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