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What's on the Menu? Healthy Choices for Your Child's Hot Lunch

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Try Instead: Hot Dog


Take the chili and cheese off the hot dog, and your child's lunch gets a little healthier. With around 250 calories and significantly less sodium than its chili-laden counterpart, a hot dog isn't healthy enough as an everyday staple, but it is the better choice. For the healthiest choice, hot dogs free of mechanically separated meat (MSM) are the best way to go.

Get the recipe for your own healthy version of hot dogs to make at home.

Next: Unhealthy Choice: Philly Cheese Steak

August 27, 2014



Don't be afraid of fats! Healthy fats, like those found in nuts, avocado, or cheese, make great lunch additions or snacks, and will help keep your child full until the end of the school day.


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