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10 Easy Ideas for Better Bag Lunches

by Erin Dower

Kids get bored with the same old sandwiches from September through June. Using cookie cutters to make sandwiches in cute shapes can only take you so far. Find some new lunch ideas that will make your child ravenous and his classmates envious!

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Cracker and Cheese Buffet


One alternative to boring sandwiches is crackers and cheese. Buy low-sodium, multigrain or whole-wheat crackers and slice up some reduced-fat cheddar cheese. To add more food groups to your child's lunch, cut deli meat into cracker-sized pieces, and apples into slivers. Turkey, cheese, and apple are a tasty combination, and kids will enjoy assembling it on a cracker.

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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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