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Healthy Kids

Published on August 30th, 2018 | by Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp.



Holley Grainger, a mother of two in Birmingham, Alabama, took photos of the healthy lunches she packed—all 125 of them. Check them out at

Kelly Kwok, cookbook author and mother of two schoolchildren in Buffalo, New York, shares many perfectfor-a-lunchbox recipes on her blog Here are three of them.

Egg ‘Salad’ Sandwich

Kwok makes a healthier egg salad sandwich for her children by blending scrambled eggs with Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard, and salt and pepper as a spread on multigrain bread.

Healthy Sides: Cooked corn on the cob, pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries, apple slices with or without almond butter.

Hummus Wraps

Store-bought hummus, a bag of baby kale or spinach, a few shredded carrots and a whole-grain tortilla come together for an easy wrap.

Healthy Sides: Stemmed sweet cherries, banana chips, yogurt

Rainbow Skewers

On short wooden skewers, slide on tiny mozzarella balls, cherry tomatoes and cooked tortellini with a tiny container of pesto or marinara sauce for dipping.

Healthy Sides: Mixed fresh berries and bell pepper strips, healthy granola bar


Image:  Vladislav Noseek/

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