Pack a Healthy Lunch
Invite family members to choose their own ingredients for pita-pocket veggie sandwiches. For example, offer shredded carrots, finely chopped red peppers, and chopped green vegetables such as spinach. Moisten with yogurt or dressing.
For soup to go with that sandwich, try a chilled strawberry soup. For each serving, puree ½
cup fresh strawberries, then mix in ½
cup low-fat vanilla yogurt. Add some low-fat or fat-free milk if the soup is too thick. Sprinkle in a little freshly chopped mint for an extra zing. Add peeled and chopped kiwi for an even more healthful soup.
Yogurt, cream cheese, and salsa make great dips for old standbys like carrots, celery sticks, apple slices, and orange sections. Or try something new with a familiar dip . . . broccoli spears, pear slices, yellow squash, or even asparagus! Lightly steam the veggies to make them easier to chew, then chill before serving.