Healthy Lunch

Christmas Kids Lunch: Jingle Bell Reindeer Sandwich

Christmas Kids Lunch: Jingle Bell Reindeer Sandwich

Silver bells ring-a-ling, sleigh bells tingling, and jingle bells jingle all the way. Oh yes, the sounds of the holiday season, when nine soaring reindeer dress in their best, pull a sleigh through the winter’s night sky and Christmas ...more

MyPlate Meal: Healthy (and Hot!) Make-Ahead Lunch

MyPlate Meal: Healthy (and Hot!) Make-Ahead Lunch

While most of us would relish an old-fashioned European-style lunch (a full hour, a hot meal, and never eaten in a cubicle), all too often the reality is lunch scarfed down at our desks or in our cars, not to mention all the moms who lovingly ...more

MyPlate Meal: Easy, Healthy (and Transportable!) Lunch

MyPlate Meal: Easy, Healthy (and Transportable!) Lunch

Whether you’re trying to grab a bite during the middle of a hectic workday or trying to feed yourself while managing a household, most of us find ourselves making lunch choices based on convenience rather than nutrition — or even taste, ...more

Quick & Easy Lunch Box Specials

Quick & Easy Lunch Box Specials

For no good reason, packing my children’s lunches was one of my most-hated chores. I always left it until the last minute, when I invariably discovered that we were out of bread or some other key ingredient. When I look back on those ...more

Healthy Back-to-School Muffins Kids Will Love: Best of the Blogs

Healthy Back-to-School Muffins Kids Will Love: Best of the Blogs

If your kids are muffin-mad, begging for those baked treats all day long, then you’re going to want to pay attention to this wonderful recipe for Peaches and Cream Muffins with Almond Crumble. It’s from a blog called Zestuous, and ...more

Healthy Lunchbox Treats The Kids Won’t Toss

Healthy Lunchbox Treats The Kids Won’t Toss

Does your kid’s lunch room look like the floor of the New York Stock Exchange? When I was in grade school, I remember myself and all my friends bargaining, haggling, and trading the contents of their lunchboxes, hoping to upgrade whatever ...more

Easy Summer Lunch for Kids: Lighthouse Sandwich

Easy Summer Lunch for Kids: Lighthouse Sandwich

I love the ocean. I don’t enjoy getting in it, but I do love it’s bigness, the smell, sounds, color, sea life, and especially when I come across a lighthouse! And the seafood!   I went to college right outside of Santa Cruz, ...more

MyPlate Meals: 8 Healthy Sandwich Sensations

MyPlate Meals: 8 Healthy Sandwich Sensations

In Westerns, you can easily tell the good guys from the bad, thanks to the handy white (good) or black (bad) hats they wear. Unfortunately, when it comes to sandwiches, telling healthy from unheathy isn’t so clear cut. Sure, there are ...more

Going Gluten-Free? 12 Surprising Hidden Sources of Gluten

Going Gluten-Free? 12 Surprising Hidden Sources of Gluten

If you have celiac disease or a wheat allergy, you probably already know the main sources of gluten: bread, pasta, crackers — anything made from flour. Gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, oats, and rye, is easy enough to avoid when ...more

MyPlate Meals: 5 Easy, Healthy Take-to-Work Salads

MyPlate Meals: 5 Easy, Healthy Take-to-Work Salads

There are so many good reasons to bring your lunch to work. For starters, you save money; even if you only spend $5 a day on lunch, that’s $100 a month! BYO, and you can easily cut that in half.   Second, you’re much more ...more

Is America’s Love Affair with Soda Coming to an End?

Is America’s Love Affair with Soda Coming to an End?

For years public health officials have been decrying our national soda addiction, pointing to the sugary drinks as one of the prime culprits behind the country’s ever expanding waistline, and … well, the message seems to be working. ...more

Stellar Kids Lunch: Spaceship Sandwich

Stellar Kids Lunch: Spaceship Sandwich

With meteors entering our atmosphere, a man jumping from space, and a seventh grader successfully sending Hello Kitty almost into orbit, I thought a spaceship would be appropriate for this week! It’s a lunch so simple and cute, it’s out ...more

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