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10 Easy Ideas for Better Bag Lunches

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Salad Bar to Go

Maybe your child doesn't love eating salad at home, but he does if you're at a restaurant where he gets to pick the fixin's at a salad bar. Use that same concept for school lunches. Ask him about his favorite kind of lettuce and what he likes to add to make a salad tasty. Maybe it's grilled chicken, dried cranberries, mandarin oranges, and croutons (which you can make by slicing up stale bread and baking it in the oven). Put those items in little containers that he can mix in with his salad greens on his own. Taking part in food preparation can make meals more enticing for kids. Just be sure to use a low-fat salad dressing.

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