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Easy Lunches on the Go

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Easy Lunches on the Go

by: Amber Brandt

Posted: 1/5/17

Now that the holidays are over, many people are shifting their focus back to healthy eating, exercise and even re-prioritizing their lives. With so much on your plate, we thought it might be easy to make lunches mindless for a bit! Below we’ve pulled together some options that make assembling a healthy and tasty lunch a snap — for you and the kids. Don’t get stuck in a rut! Mix and match to create several combos that will add some satisfying variety to your midday meal. YUM.
 

MAINS

Peanut butter and honey or jelly sandwich
Hard boiled egg
Prosciutto or turkey wrapped mozzarella stick
Cheese quesadilla triangles
Plain yogurt mixed with pure maple syrup and fresh berries
Sliced turkey & cheddar cheese cubes
Cheddar cheese and whole grain crackers
Sliced pita
1/2 whole wheat bagel with cream cheese, almond or peanut butter
Cottage cheese
Pepperoni slices
Leftover pancakes with dipping syrup
Roll your normal sandwich into a tortilla instead
 

FRESH VEGGIES

Sugar snap peas
Cucumbers
Carrot sticks
Sliced bell peppers
Cherry tomatoes
Celery sticks
Olives
Broccoli florets
 

FRUIT (think fresh or frozen for something fun)

Apples
Applesauce
Strawberries
Half of a banana
Kiwi
Grapes
Sliced pears
Orange slices
 

SNACKS

Dried fruit
Popcorn
Goldfish cracker/pretzel mix
Whole wheat pretzels
Lara Bars
Cinnamon graham crackers
Trail mix
Granola
Roasted cashews or almonds
Muffins
Organic blue corn tortilla chips & salsa
 

DIPPING SAUCES

Hummus
Ranch dressing
Guacamole
Peanut or almond butter
Salsa
 
Another often overlooked lunch-on-the-go idea is warming up leftovers and placing them in a thermos. If your child loved the pasta or homemade soup you made for dinner, why not send some along for lunch the next day?
 

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Katie Baker

Amber Brandt

Denene Millner

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