Lunch Ideas

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Lunch Ideas

A lunch you make yourself is so much healthier than any pre-packaged foods you can buy. Although the pre-packaged items may be more convenient, they can be detrimental to your child's health if eaten on a daily basis. Here are some suggestions for what to make for your preschooler's lunch.

turkey or peanut butter sandwich
slice of pizza
chicken nuggets
spaghetti & meatballs
tuna salad or egg salad
ham and cheese slices
leftovers from last night's dinner

Be sure to include a vegetable. A great way to get preschoolers to eat their veggies is by offering them raw with some dip. Pack a ziploc of carrots or cucumbers with a small container of ranch dressing.

Instead of cookies or candy, pack fruit for your preschooler. Bananas, clementines, strawberries, apples, or grapes are excellent choices.

Don't send food that you know your child doesn't really like. She won't eat it, and then she'll be hungry for the rest of the day.

If your child's school offers treats such as ice cream or soda, consider sending him with money for ice cream once per week, and only if he has received a good report from his teacher.



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