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Lunch Box

Day after day, it stares up at you, challenging you in ways you never thought possible, begging for originality: the lunchbox! This week we bring you ideas to change things up with some healthy options that kids love.

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Turkey Wrap Bites

Turkey Wrap Bites

By simply cutting the wrap into bite-sized pieces, you can add a little excitement to something ordinary. Great for kids lunches.

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AB+J Sandwich

AB+J Sandwich

With whole-grain bread, almond butter and fruit-sweetened jam, this is a healthy twist on the most classic of classics.

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Vegetable Sushi

Vegetable Sushi

A great way to use leftover cooked rice, sneak some extra veggies into your kid’s diet, and get rid of those lingering soy sauce packages.

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BEET & WALNUT DIP

BEET & WALNUT DIP

Pack this up in a small tupperware for the little ones and send it off to school with a bunch of pita slices and or vegetable sticks.

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FRENCH ONION DIP

FRENCH ONION DIP

A really simple recipe that tastes as good as the original from-the-box version without any of the weird stuff, for adults and kids alike.

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PESTO PASTA WITH PEAS

PESTO PASTA WITH PEAS

This is great served at room temperature. Kids don’t even realize that the pasta is whole grain when it’s tossed with yummy pesto.

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Snacks and Drinks

Stick a Knudsen’s Organic Apple or Lemonade juicebox in the freezer the night before for school and by lunch time it’s a refreshing drink that has also kept the lunchbox cool. In the UK, I send Innocent smoothies which do the same trick.

For a nutritious afternoon snack, I love YoKids Squeezers from Stonyfield for my kids. Our favorite squeezy yogurt snacks in the UK are Yoplait Frubes which help hold them over until the end of the day.

HOMEMADE GRANOLA BARS

HOMEMADE GRANOLA BARS

Completely healthy and totally easy to make, this treat makes for a great breakfast or after-school or midday snack.

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