Food & Drink

School lunch recipes

Sandwich on a stick

Bread

Cheese

Lunch meat

Grape tomatoes

Lettuce

Pickles

Olives

Cut bread, cheese and lunch meat into cubes (ask for 1/2-inch-thick slices of ham and turkey at the deli counter). Slide cubes onto a skewer with other foods, such as a grape tomato, a piece of lettuce, a pickle or an olive. Serve with salad dressing or mustard for dipping.

from Family Fun magazine

SoyNut pita pocket

½ whole wheat pita pocket

1 tablespoon SoyNut butter

1 tablespoon apple butter

6 apple slices

Spread SoyNut butter and apple butter on pita half. Arrange apple inside pita.

Nutrition information per serving 231 calories, 6.5 g. fat, 7 g. protein, 38 g. carbohydrate, 0 mg. cholesterol.

from The Soyfoods Council

Back-to-school bagelwich

1 bagel

2 teaspoons cream cheese

4 to 6 slices ultra-thin honey ham

1 teaspoon honey mustard

1 thin slice beefsteak tomato

6 thin cucumber slices

Split bagel; spread each cut half with 1 teaspoon cream cheese. On each half, layer half of each of the ingredients in this order: ham, honey mustard, tomato and cucumber slices. Combine the two halves. Cut in half and wrap.

from Hillshire Farm

Fruity California walnut salad

3 crisp apples (about 1 pound)

2 cups (20-ounce can) drained canned pineapple chunks

1 cup low fat vanilla yogurt

1 cup raisins

3/4 cup chopped California walnuts

Halve and core apples, then cut in 1/2-inch cubes. Place apple cubes in large bowl.

Add pineapple chunks, yogurt, raisins and walnuts. Toss until ingredients are evenly combined and coated with yogurt. Cover and chill until serving.

Makes 12 1/2-cup servings.

Nutrition information per serving: 250 calories, 6 g. fat, 1 mg. cholesterol, 34 mg. sodium, 48 g. carbohydrate, 6 g. fiber, 4.5 g. protein.

From California Walnut Board

Mini rice cake stacks

8 mini apple-cinnamon rice cakes

11/2 tablespoons natural peanut butter

4 banana slices

Spread peanut butter on 4 rice cakes and top with banana slices. Top with the remaining rice cakes.

Makes 1 serving.

Nutrition information per serving: 297 calories, 13. g. fat, 0 g. cholesterol, 91 mg. sodium, 40 g. carbohydrate, 8 g. protein, 0 g. calcium.

from Eating Well

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