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By now it’s been at least a month since the school year started. Fortunately, I don’t have to pack a lunch for my son (yet). The time will surely come quickly but for now, I’m enjoying the teeny break I get twice a week. If you do have to pack a lunch for your school-age child, you likely struggle with packing nutritious meals your child will actually eat.
Ziploc and Taste of Home have teamed up to develop an online healthy lunch box recipe guide called Healthy Lunchboxes. The downloadable guide is free when you input 2 Ziploc UPC codes and features over 30 creative ideas to inspire your child to eat a wholesome meal. Here is one of my favorite recipes from the book:
Cranberry Chicken Salad Sandwiches
- 4 Servings
- Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
- 6 tablespoons reduced-fat salad dressing spread
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/4 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 8 dinner rolls
- 8 lettuce leaves
- In a small bowl, combine the chicken, salad dressing, cranberries, onion, celery, salt and pepper. Cut tops off rolls; hollow out each roll, leaving a 1/2-in. shell. Line each with a lettuce leaf; fill with chicken salad. Replace tops. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts: 2 sandwiches equals 354 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 796 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 very lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat.
I grew up in a home where Ziploc freezer bags, sandwich bags, and containers were all we used. To this day we still buy in bulk at Costco. New to Ziploc is the fact that their products are BPA-free. We received a box of sandwich bags (which I’ve used and purchased numerous times over my lifetime) and a set of Twist ‘n Loc containers (which I’d never tried before). I actually prefer these over the containers that have a snap on lid (since I’m a little clumsy). I also like them because they’re reusable and can be placed in the fridge, freezer, microwave, and dishwasher. I recently found out that they have an eco-friendly called Ziploc Evolve. I haven’t tried them out yet, but I like the fact that 25% less plastic is used, they’re manufactured with less energy, and packaged with 100% recycled paperboard carton.
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