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Easy Packed Lunch Ideas: Keeping Kids’ School Lunch Ideas Exciting & Healthy

Easy Packed Lunch Ideas: Keeping Kids’ School Lunch Ideas Exciting & Healthy

1. Make a pasta salad that’s more filling and flavorful. Combine whole-wheat penne, peas,     cherry tomatoes and a sprinkle of shredded Parmesan cheese.

2. Pack pre-sliced fruit into food storage containers. Squeeze a slice of lemon over the fruit to keep it from browning before lunch. For a light and delicious dip for sliced fruit, mix 2 parts non-fat plain yogurt with 1 part sugar-free vanilla pudding mix.

3. Restaurant-style condiment packets let kids play chef and dress their sandwiches at the lunch table. Mustard’s more fun when you can use it to squeeze on a smiley face. 

4. Redefine dessert. Slip a slice of zucchini bread into a slider bag for a sweet treat with a serving of vegetables snuck in.

5. Fruit juice can pack a lot of calories. Here’s a sweet idea: Make a spritzer. Mix 2 parts seltzer and 1 part fruit juice in a water bottle for a less caloric twist on soda.

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