Lunch time at our house can get pretty um, dull. I have no problem with MY lunch…it’s getting the 3-year-old to eat something that’s good (both for him and in his opinion).
Usually, his lunch time consists of a rotation of the following items: peanut butter and jelly sandwhich, grilled cheese sandwhich, quesadilla, spaghetti-o’s, turkey with cheese and crackers, or macaroni and cheese. That’s seriously it. Not too exciting or particularly healthy. But the other day I was at Barnes and Noble shopping the discount book tables and I came across a cookbook, “Better Homes and Gardens Kid Favorites Made Healthy” and it was $7.58! SOLD!
I tried out one of the recipes on Cooper and his buddy Brayden the other day hoping they would like it-SUCCESS! So, here is the lunch Cooper and I made for ourselves today using recipes from the book. TASTY and sure to get you (and me) out of a lunch time rut. (These recipes serve 4 each)
Crunchy PB & A Wrap
4-7 or 8-inch flour tortillas
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 cup chopped apple (with the peel!)
1/4 cup low-fat granola (I used back to nature’s apple/blueberry)
1. Spread pb over each tortilla. Sprinkle with apple and granola. Tightly roll up tortillas, cut in half, serve.
(254 cal., 14 g fat, 3 g. sat. fat, 0 mg chol, 234 mg sodium, 28 g carb., 3 g. fiber, 8 g. protein)
1 1/2 cups packaged shredded cabbage with carrots (coleslaw mix)
1/4 cup pineapple tidbits (I used 1/2 can of chunks)
2 T vanilla, low fat yogurt
2 T light mayo
1/4 cup honey-roasted peanuts, chopped
*1/4 cup halved pecans (cause I don’t like peanuts)
-and then I added a couple things…
*1/3 cup golden raisins
*1/4 cup chopped apple
*a couple squirts of lemon juice to keep it freshy-fresh tast’in
1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients, toss to mix. Spoon into 4 containers.
original recipe (75 cal, 4 g fat, 1 g sat. fat, 2 mg chol, 109 mg sodium, 9 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 2 g. protein) * I have no idea how many calories it has the way I made it…but I think it was way yummier…is that a word?
Oh and it was fun to let Cooper help me!
Happy lunch time to you!