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These Cold Lunches Are Hot!

Tired of composting half-eaten sandwiches? Truth is, bigger kids want something a little more interesting in their lunch bags. Here's how to turn last night's leftovers into great school (or any day) lunches.

By Dorothy Foltz-Gray

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Pork Fried Rice
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Fried Rice Salad

Toss leftover rice, a microwaved egg, and Asian-style frozen vegetables with low-sodium soy sauce, suggests Sarah Krieger, MPH, RD, LD, a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. The rice carbs fuel the brain and the protein quells afternoon stomach growls. The best dessert: Low-fat chocolate milk, says Krieger. Even older kids still like it: "They get nutrition for their bones and the sweet from the chocolate," Krieger says.

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