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What you should have in the pantry or refrigerator: extra-virgin olive oil, butter, Parmesan, mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, onions, garlic, pasta, and sliced bread
What you need to buy:
Turkey breast (fresh-cooked)
Canned white beans
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A wrap is easy for small hands to handle and can hold myriad fillings. Here we use cooked turkey breast (cook one yourself or buy fresh-cooked turkey breast, not turkey roll) and add finely grated carrot for color and crunch. Tuck in some baby spinach if you can and opt for plain, not flavored, tortillas if that’s what your audience prefers.
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Another food that's easy to pick up and eat. This frittata has a surprise inside--apple pairs wonderfully with cheddar and makes a substantial savory yet sweet lunch.
Add protein and fiber to your kids' pasta lunch with creamy-tasting white beans.
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Brighten the week with this fun sandwich. Try grated carrot hair, a pickle nose and egg slices for eyes or ask the kids what to use for the face. The recipe calls for a slice of ham hidden under the egg salad but we think it's fine as an egg-only lunch. For older kids, lose the face and make a classy closed egg salad sandwich with grated carrot.
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Okay, so we're pulling a switch here. Substitute homemade tortilla chips for the toasted pita chips, unless of course you just happen to have some pita in the bread box. Round out the meal with carrot sticks and broccoli florets or any other crudite your kids will enjoy.