Doing Lunch Better: Easy Peasy Meals

Joy Feldman

Last August, when the school year began, you were bright eyed and bushy tailed. You rose early to prepare meals for your family. Why not? It was a summer of rest and fun in the sun with your children. You felt great. Now, many months into the school year, you’re experiencing that mid year slump—another lunch to pack, another meal to plan, another shuttle to dance or soccer practice. You are worn down. With busy schedules, it’s not always easy to pack that lunchbox or rise early to create a delicious hot meal for the family. But remember you are in the home stretch now! 

Let’s have some fun with your child’s lunchtime meals and plan some artistry for the family. With the remaining months of the school year, let your creativity shine.  Make fruit kabobs, noodle bowls and even bento boxes to power your kids through their day. Foods packed with protein, healthy fats and whole grains will help your offspring be strong like a superhero.  Enjoy the recipe! Here’s to your health!

Sesame Noodles and Rotisserie Chicken

Ingredients: 

1 8-ounce package cooked brown rice spaghetti or other thin pasta

¼ cup reduced-sodium tamari

2 tablespoons tahini

2 tablespoons smooth almond butter

1 tablespoon brown rice vinegar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

1 cup shredded red cabbage

2 medium carrots, shredded

3 green onions, sliced

1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

8 ounces rotisserie or other chicken cooked

Directions:

Combine ingredients and serve.



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