Brown Bag Delights
Brown Bag Delights
Sending your children to school with wholesome brown bag lunches can help them maintain a healthy weight and provide them with the nutrition they need to be energized and ready to learn.
The Apple Tuna Sandwich is sweet and rich in fiber. The Honey-Mustard Turkey Sandwich offers a kid-friendly twist by substituting a yogurt/mustard spread for high-fat mayonnaise.
Apple Tuna Sandwich
2 6-oz. cans unsalted tuna in water, drained
1 medium apple chopped
1 celery stalk, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1 tsp. prepared mustard
1 tsp. honey
6 slices whole wheat bread
6 lettuce leaves
6 slices tomato
Combine and mix the tuna, apple, celery, yogurt, mustard, and honey. Spread ½ cup of the mixture on three bread slices. Top each slice of bread with lettuce, tomato and remaining bread. Cut sandwiches in half. Serves three.
Per Serving Calories –330; fat–4 g; calories from fat–5%; cholesterol–35 mg; sodium–370 mg; carbohydrates–37 g
Honey-Mustard Turkey Sandwich
2 tbsp. plain low-fat yogurt
4 tsp. honey mustard
4 slices multigrain bread
2 lettuce leaves
6 oz. sliced fat-free turkey breast
4 slices tomato
2 slices sweet yellow pepper
2 slices sweet onion
Combine yogurt and mustard. Spread onto bread slices. Top with lettuce, turkey, tomato, sweet pepper, and onion. Serves two.
Per Serving Calories –315; fat–4 g; calories from fat–11%; cholesterol–40 mg; sodium–1,258 mg; carbohydrates–48 g
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fruits and Veggies: More Matters
Online Medical Reviewer: Gonnella, Joseph MD
Date Last Reviewed: Unavailable
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