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Healthy Homemade Lunch-in-a-Pack

Make this quick and delicious homemade lunchable for your child’s first day back to school. It will be a treat for them and you know they’ll be eating healthy. You could also make one for yourself!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 1 lunchable

  • Calories 425
  • Carbohydrate 58 g
  • Protein 34 g
  • Fat 8.0 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.0 g
  • Sugar 25 g
  • Dietary Fiber 7 g
  • Cholesterol 65 mg
  • Sodium 575 mg
  • Potassium 940 mg

This Recipe Serves 1

Ingredients

Snack Mix
¼ cup chocolate cheerios
¼ cup mini-pretzels (or pretzel sticks broken into 1-inch pieces)
1 tablespoon raisins
1 tablespoon peanuts, optional

Lunchable Ingredients
2 celery stalks (4 inches each)
2 teaspoons hummus
3 ounces turkey breast, no-salt added, deli-style (cut each slice into 4 pieces)
1 slice reduced-fat cheddar cheese, cut into 4 squares
8 multi-grain crackers
1 nectarine, cored and sliced
4 baby carrots

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine all the snack mix ingredients.
  2. Spread 1 teaspoon hummus on each celery stalk. Using a compartmentalized plastic container, place the ham, cheese, crackers and nectarine in a separate section of the container.
  3. Place snack mix, carrots, and celery with hummus in a section of plastic container or in a separate container, if needed.

Photo: Healthy Homemade Lunchable for Kids. PNC Photography: Photographer: Peter Papoulakos.

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