Easy System for Packing School (and Work) Lunches

Easy System for Packing School (and Work) Lunches

I pulled this excerpt from a Whole Foods Market article “Simple Things You Can Do to Get Your Kids to Eat Better”, as I liked the foolproof method of pulling from different categories that really make a meal attractive via all our senses.  How cool is this!  So the next time you are groggily standing in front of the refrigerator at the crack of dawn wondering what to pack for lunch, chant “CPCB!” : Color, Protein, Crunch, Bonus.
“Constructables”: A Lunch Plan
1.3_hero-Aug10-Oat-Date-BarsColor + protein + crunch + bonus  = winning meal plan. Choose one from each category and let them eat it their way at lunch!
Color
  • Apple slices
  • Orange segments
  • Grapes
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Bell pepper slices
Protein
  • Nut or seed butter
  • Sliced ham or turkey
  • Hard-boiled egg
  • Hummus
Crunch
  • Whole-grain chips or crackers
  • Celery sticks
  • Baby carrots
  • Popcorn
  • Cucumber slices
Bonus
  • Yogurt
  • Applesauce
  • Fruit strip
  • String cheese

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