Wednesday, March 31, 2010

So, a friend of mine asked me to give her some ideas to change up the boring PB&J for lunch everyday.  I know how everybody loves PB&J and PB&H, but sometimes it gets a little dull on the pallet.  Here is a list of what I like to do for my kids' lunch.

Veggie Sandwich
Whole wheat bread
Tomatoe slices
Thinly sliced red onion
Lettuce or Alfalfa Sprouts
2 slices of their favorite cheese (Havarti, Cheddar, Swiss, etc)
Thinly sliced Cucumber

Hummus, Cheese and Crackers
Any flavored Hummus, mine love the Red Pepper because it is sweeter
Wasa Crackers or triscuits
Laughing Cow Light cheese wedges
Fresh fruit (Plums, Assorted Berries, apples, peaches, etc)

Southwest Tuna
1 can of White Albacore Tuna
1/4 cup of your favorite salsa
1/2 cup of red, yellow or red/combo sweet peppers
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1tbsp fresh chopped cilantro (I always add extra)
2 tbsp mayo
1/3 cup of chopped or shredded carrots

Mix all ingredients and place into a whole wheat Flatout wrap with a leaf of romaine lettuce.

You can do this with bread as well.  For a more traditional tuna remove cilantro and salsa and add 1/2 chopped dill pickle, garlic and salt and pepper.

Egg Salad Sandwich
2 hard boiled eggs per person
Light Mayonnaise
Dijon Mustard
Splash of Red Wine vinegar
Fresh Dill
Salt and Pepper
Garlic Powder

Once ingredients are mixed to your liking, place on whole wheat bread or Ezekiel Bread with romaine lettuce or sprouts.

Assortment of Fresh Veggies
Sweet Peppers
Snap Peas
Lg Black Olives

Dip in Lemon Hummus or your favorite dip.


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