Lunch Box Makeover: Beef Up the Lunchbox

Peanut Butter And Jelly On White Bread Lunchbox
The Baseline: - Peanut Butter & Jelly Lunch
  • Peanut butter and jelly on white bread (2 Tbsp peanut butter & 1 Tbsp jelly)
  • 1 bag potato chips (1 oz)
  • 3 small chocolate chip cookies
  • 1 fruit cup
  • 1 apple juice box

NOTE: data for Added Sugars, Vitamin D incomplete in Nutrition Facts below
Peanut Butter & Jelly Lunch Nutrition
Lunch Makeover 1: Ultra Thin Pastrami Sandwich
  • 1 whole wheat sandwich thin bread spread with 2 Tbsp. 1/3 less fat garden vegetable cream cheese and 1 oz ultra-thin pastrami
  • 1 ounce unsalted pretzels
  • 1 apple
  • 1 squeezeable lowfat yogurt
  • Water (8 fl oz)

NOTE: data for Added Sugars, Vitamin D incomplete in Nutrition Facts below
Kids Deli Special Nutrition
Lunch Makeover 2: Salami and Whole Grain Pasta Salad Lunch
  • 1 cup whole wheat pasta, cooked
  • 2 ounces beef salami chunks
  • ¼ cup grated carrots
  • ¼ cup peas
  • ¼ cup grape tomato halves
  • 1 tablespoon light balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1 orange
  • 1% lowfat milk (8 fl oz)

NOTE: data for Added Sugars, Vitamin D incomplete in Nutrition Facts below
Salami and Whole Grain Pasta Salad Lunch Nutrition
Lunch Makeover 3: Kid-Cuterie
  • 1 oz ounces beef summer sausage slices
  • 1 oz natural reduced fat Swiss cheese
  • 1 oz (16 small crackers) low sodium whole wheat crackers
  • 4 carrot sticks
  • ¼ cup apple crisps
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • Water (8 fl oz)

NOTE: data for Added Sugars, Vitamin D incomplete in Nutrition Facts below
Kid-Cuterie Nutrition
Lunch Makeover 4: Meaty Cheesy Pinwheels
  • Meaty-Cheesy Pinwheels:
    • 8-inch whole wheat flour tortilla
    • 2 tablespoons cheese spread
    • 3 slices (3 oz) no salt added top round roast beef
    • 2 tablespoons grated carrots
    • 1 asparagus spear – blanched and chilled
  • 1 clementine
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 1 kids’ lowfat Greek yogurt (1 container)
  • water (8 fl oz)

NOTE: data for Added Sugars, Vitamin D incomplete in Nutrition Facts below
Meaty Cheesy Pinwheels Nutrition
Beef Jerky Stick
Lunch Makeover 5: Sweet and Savory Snackin' Lunch
  • 1 oz. beef jerky stick
  • ¼ cup plain hummus
  • Veggies for dipping (4 baby carrots and ½ cup sugar snap peas)
  • ½ cup apple slices
  • 1 kids’ lowfat Greek yogurt (1 container)
  • ¼ cup dry roasted unsalted almonds

NOTE: data for Added Sugars, Vitamin D incomplete in Nutrition Facts below
Sweet and Sour Snackin Lunch Nutrition
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