• Foodie Friday: Pack a Lunch with a Punch!


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    For today’s Foodie Friday, we are considering a fresh twist on the standard brown bag lunch.

    In a time when saving money and seeking healthier options is on everyone’s mind, packing lunch for your little one is a no-brainer!  Now that we are deep into winter and mid-way through the school year, it may be time to freshen up his or her school lunch

    Check out these fun ideas from Parenting.com:

    We especially love this update on the boring ham and cheese sandwich. Easy Ham and Veggie Pinwheels are a healthy way to brighten up his day!


    Photo via tasteofhome.com

    Ham and Veggie Pinwheels by Rosemary Black 

    Prep time: 10 minutes // Serves: 4

    How kids can help: Measure ingredients; assemble wraps.

    • 4 eight-inch flour tortillas
    • ¾ cup light cream cheese 
    • 1 small cucumber, peeled and sliced thin
    • 4 large slices baked ham
    • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced thin

    1. Arrange the tortillas on a cutting board. Spread each with about 3 tablespoons cream cheese, then top with cucumber, ham, and tomato slices.

    2. Roll up each tortilla, pressing down firmly as you go. Place wraps, seam side down, on a cutting board, and cut each into 4 sections.

    Per serving: 314 calories, 15 g fat (8 g saturated), 736 mg sodium, 51 mg cholesterol.



    We’d love to hear your tips and tricks for packing a lunch with a punch. Share them in the comments below!

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