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    Homemade Lunchables

    As much as the government tries or doesn't try to feed the kids healthy meals -- it just doesn't cut the mustard. Some of you might be young enough to remember when Lunchables first came out and they were all the rage...

    Let's take a look at an easy way to make Homemade Lunchables for the kids to take to school. Taking a tip from a friend of mine, a super cool mom, she makes all these cool snacks for home and school on Sundays. It takes a few hours, but for the rest of the week -- she just points to the kitchen when one of her kids comes whiney for a snack.

    Not that you have to go that far, let's just focus on the school lunches.

    STEP 1: BUY REUSABLE TUPPERWARE OR A BENTO BOX AND REUSABLE BAKING CUPS TO KEEP FOOD SEPARATED

    Bento Box from PB Teen

    Bento Box from PB Teen

    Reusable Baking Cups

    Reusable Baking Cups

    STEP 2: FOLLOW THIS RECIPE FOR A HEALTHY MEAL EVERY TIME

    (2) fruit/vegetable + (1) starch + (2) proteins + (1) drink

    • FRUITS/VEGGIES
    • starches
    • PROTEIN
    • DRINKS
    • dips/sauces

    Apple Slices

    ​Blueberries

    Rasberries

    Orange Slices

    Banana

    Grapes

    Strawberries

    Cherry Tomatoes

    Carrot Sticks

    Celery Sticks

    Alvacado

    Edamame

    Raisins

    Homemade smoothie

    If you can't make it yourself, try to buy organic. Avoid pre-packaged items -- even though it's tempting.

    Remember, it doesn't have to be pretty!

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