Thirty million children nationwide rely on lunches served by school cafeterias. Although the buffet of chicken nuggets, fries and pizza is convenient; it is a contributing factor in the child obesity epidemic. Wellspring Camps, the leading weight loss organization for young adults and families across the U.S. suggests that children bring their lunches to school to avoid the cafeteria calories. With school starting on the horizon, Wellspring offers this healthy lunch menu to keep your brown bag lunch from being boring.
Chicken Salad Sandwich: Chicken salad from canned light chicken in water, fat-free mayo, chicken salad seasoning, and shredded vegetables, on Whole Wheat Weight Watchers Bread with lettuce and tomatoes
Mexican Wrap: Spread Guiltless Gourmet black bean dip over a fat-free tortilla, top with fat-free sour cream, salsa, lettuce, tomato, fat-free shredded cheese, and a sprinkle of taco seasoning, and roll up
Leftover brown rice turned into a cold salad (add fat-free dressing, chopped vegetables, and fat-free feta, etc)
Tuna Sandwich: Whole Wheat Weight Watchers Bread, canned light tuna in water mixed with fat-free mayo, relish, celery, etc, with lettuce and tomato