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
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.