This recipe is a great twist on one of the lunch ideas we featured in yesterday’s blog. You could easily swap out the cheese and/or the deli meat to your kids’ liking. Feel free to play around with it and let us know your favorite version!
Photo courtesy of Cooking Light
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond butter
- 2 whole-wheat bread slices (We like Ezekiel bread!)
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced apple
- 1 thin slice sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 ounce lower-sodium deli ham
- 1 romaine lettuce leaf (Try kale if your child’s palate approves!)
- Spread half of almond butter on one side of each bread slice. Layer one slice with apple, cheddar, ham, and lettuce. Top with remaining bread slice, almond butter side down.
The recipe and photo used in this post were courtesy of Cooking Light. To see the originally posted recipe please click here.
Back-to-School Loveable Lunch Ideas
By Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD and Mom
When meal prepping, be sure to include a carbohydrate, a protein, and a fat at lunch time (or any meal time) to help ensure that your child is adequately fed, evenly energized throughout the day, and without a blood sugar roller coaster. Combining macronutrients is KEY especially if you have a child who is easily distracted, acts out in class, or comes home wiped out.
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Here are some suggestions to get the first week of school off on the right foot.
Pasta/bean salad with cubed chicken sausage
Side: mandarin oranges; milk
Whole wheat quesadilla with pineapple salsa and red peppers
Side: Mango and yogurt
Lentil soup with corn muffin
Side: Carrots and pretzels with hummus; milk
Teriyaki chicken satay with edamame and sticky rice (or rice crackers)
Side: Bitsy’s Brainfood Cookies (zucchini gingerbread carrot flavor is my favorite!)
Apple and cheese sandwich (can get fancier with different types of cheese like brie or goat cheese)
Side: Olives (one for each finger) and yogurt squeezer