Friday, August 19, 2011 Posted by Dina N
It's back to school time, and after I finish shopping for clothes and school supplies for my kids, I start thinking about their lunches. I want them to have a nutritious, balanced meal when at school but at the same time, I want them to actually eat what I pack every day.Everyone at my house loves tuna salad. While I prefer to make it at home, ready-made salads are an easy and convenient option. StarKist offers tuna salad pouches that passed my kids' taste test with flying colors. My daughter even said their salad was as good as mine... The Starkist tuna salad pouches contain 3 oz of sandwich-ready salad. They do not need to be refrigerated so I do not have to worry whether the ice pack in my daughter's lunch bag will last until mealtime. While one pouch is enough for a good-sized tuna salad sandwich, it's too much for my kids. When we use it at home - after school snacks, anyone? - I split up the contents and make two kid-sized sandwiches. Those Arnold Sandwich Thins rolls are the perfect size, and add about 5 grams of fiber (we usually buy the multi-grain variety). The tuna salad is good with crackers, wraps, or pita chips, too.
Another great lunch idea are the StarKist Lunch To-Go kits. In addition to a 3 oz pouch of tuna salad, they include six crackers, a plastic spoon, a paper napkin, and even a mint. I'd love to see whole grain crackers in there. In a pinch, all you need to do is throw one of these kits in your bag or your child's backpack, and voila - lunch is served!
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