|A 300-calorie lunch|
My challenge for packing my 6th grader's is making sure I pack enough food to get a hungry, growing, 11-year-old through the day without "starving." I try to include each of the following: a protein source, a fruit, a veggie, a dairy, and a grain. I usually add an extra little snack or dessert, if there is room in her lunch box.
Today, I gave her the same pasta salad I packed for my husband, but added some miniature pepperonis to it for extra protein. I packed green and yellow pepper strips and green grapes as sides, and also included some salsa-flavored Wheat Thins, a handful of Craisins, and a little Ghirardelli chocolate for dessert.