June 10, 2010

Recipe News: summer lunches

"The summer is hectic with play dates, summer camps and swim lessons, so it’s important to be prepared when it comes to feeding your children lunch. Eating out can become a financial drain on the family and it also prevents your kids from new and different food experiences that the summer allows them to have.


Chicken Skewers

Summer is the perfect time to introduce new foods to your children. It’s easier for you to find something new they like when you’re with them and can offer lots of options throughout the day, rather than risk sending them to school with a new food they’re unsure about. At school, there’s usually a light snack and lunch and without something you know they’ll eat, a bad lunch could leave them hungry, tired and disinterested in learning.

This summer keep your kids on a meal and snack regimen to ensure they’re getting the most out of every day. Meals should consist of a protein, starch, fruit and vegetable and a snack should consist of a protein and a grain. Treats are something completely different. Those are the wonderful decadent sweets of summer that we all remember as being one of the best parts. Kids need treats and need to feel like kids, but in moderation. Don’t let the treat be the meal."

Includes recipes for:


  • Fish Tacos

  • Mini Chicken bar-be-que Pizza

  • Beef and Chicken Skewers

  • Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps

  • Quesadillas with turkey, Swiss cheese, tomato and a light pesto

  • Hawaiian skewers with pork tenderloin, pineapple, green pepper

  • Black bean and tofu tacos

  • Sausage, mozzarella and tomato sauce stuffed hoagies

  • Pulled pork on a whole wheat bun

  • Chicken Salad in a pita pocket with cucumbers


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Posted by Jennifer at June 10, 2010 7:42 PM
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