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Packing healthful lunches
One way to stop children and teenagers from buying too many chips, french fries, candy and other high-fat, high-sugar foods at school is encouraging them to pack their lunches at home. Adults can also often cut back on calories by avoiding tempting restaurant food at lunchtime.
Packing healthful lunches starts at the grocery store.
Other excellent and convenient lunchbox fillers are
Sandwiches can be spread with mustard, instead of mayo or margarine, and tortillas filled with non-fat beans, instead of beans made with vegetable oil or lard. To add nutrients to the old standby peanut butter and jelly sandwich, use whole wheat bread and try sliced bananas instead of jelly. A refillable bottle of water is just fine for a drink.
Meal leftovers can also make a healthful lunch if precautions are taken to keep the food safe.