Although a packed lunch can be a healthy alternative to cafeteria food, making sure all those required vitamins and minerals also squeeze into that brown bag can be a challenge. Just as the hot lunch counter may be laden with unhealthy foods, so may... Read more
They’re not glamorous, breath-taking or even mildly exciting. Instead, brown bag lunches are convenient, economical and all too often boring. But are your packed lunches becoming too mundane, unappealing and dull? If you have the brown bag blue... Read more
Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but lunch runs a close second. Studies have shown that children who eat a well-balanced lunch often do better in school and are more alert. It can be difficult enough to get your child to eat rig... Read more
It’s Sunday night and, like millions of workers and students across the land, you’re once again rummaging through a cluttered refrigerator looking for something appetizing to pack for tomorrow’s lunch. Or worse, it’s Mond... Read more
You meant to pack a nutritious lunch for school today. But your best friend texted you while you were slaving over your algebra homework, so you took a break to listen to her gush about her crush. By the time you finally finished your homework, you w... Read more
Work lunch today was success. Went to pei Wei. Thought there would be lots of choices boy was I wrong. Amazing to look at their menu. Lettuce wraps 670 cal. 33 g of fat. Thank goodness for spicy tuna roll 265 cal 3 g of fat. Kudos to myself today.... Read more
Best comfort food lunch. 6 oz mashed Yukon gold potatoes w/ splash of skim milk and 1/2 T butter, 4 oz chicken breast with thin sliced smoked provolone cheese melted and 1 cup roasted Brussels sprouts with garlic. 450 cals. Mmmmhmmmmm... Read more
Finding it very difficult lately to be healthy in general. With working and college it's easier to just grab an unhealthy snack rather than a healthy one. I have a wedding in January so have something to motivate me now!... Read more
I pack my lunch bag for a work day of healthy food. I eat my breakfast at home, but I pack my snacks and lunch to make sure I eat healthy. Snacks (in the 100 cal snack bags) include grapes, pretzels, special k bars; and a Weight Watchers meal for l... Read more
Have you seen the USDA's report on the National School Lunch Program? Marion Nestle's What to Eat blog tipped me off to the report and its findings. According to the report, which referenced several studies about the school lunch program, the U.S. ha... Read more
Concerns continue regarding the number of overweight and obese children and teens in schools today. Trends in chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension affecting younger and younger populations also continue. Some have apprehension regarding... Read more
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