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This franken-avocado grilled cheese toast is made for Mondays. Counted among other brain-boosting foods, avocados are packed with healthy monounsaturated fats that support healthy blood flow and information-carrying nerves in the brain.
Turns out popular candies can be made healthier at home. Flavored gelatin, unflavored gelatin and water are all you need to bring these homemade gummy bears to life. If you and your child enjoy a bit of a sour candy kick, add a teaspoon of lemon juice before refrigerating.
Cheer up your child with these chocolate-drizzled cherry granola bars. This easy no-bake recipe can be whatever you need it to be: breakfast, lunch, dessert or an after-school snack.
Warning: Having the world’s gooiest, creamiest mac and cheese waiting in their lunch box thermos may momentarily distract some children from pressing school day matters. When preparing this spell-binding mac, toss in your favorite add-ins like bacon or other unexpected ingredients that go great with mac and cheese.
Take inspiration from the best state fair foods, and serve your fruit on a stick. Dip healthy green grapes into smooth caramel and sprinkle with sea salt. Serve it all up on a miniature toothpick.
Before assuming your picky child will turn in disgust at the sight of this penne pasta salad, have them try it out. Packed with immune system-boosting ingredients like garlic and spinach, this dish might just be the refreshing lunch they’ve been craving.
Mix your child’s favorite fruits with two teaspoons of vanilla extract and — voila — very vanilla fruit salad is ready to serve. Just beware — some foods you thought were fruit are really veggies.
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One of many recipes you can make out of refrigerated pie crust, these flaky deli slices are an upgrade on a classic ham and cheese. Pepperoni, ham and cheddar are all baked into these golden brown pockets.
Add an envy-worthy pop of color to your kid’s school lunch with this fun popcorn mix. Melted white chocolate and rainbow sprinkles add a sugary touch to a traditionally savory treat.
Put last night’s leftovers to use with this all-star sandwich. Grab mini sandwich buns or unused dinner rolls, tuck in leftover turkey, honey ham, yellow mustard and Swiss cheese, and there you have it, tomorrow’s lunch.
This taco snack mix is made for munching. All you have got to do is toss taco seasoning over Chex cereal and goldfish. If in need of more school snack ideas, discover the best cookie recipes to pack for dessert.
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