You have our permission not to use cookie cutters, bento boxes, or edible markers. Just mix and match the healthy ingredients to create more than a dozen trade-proof lunches. Round them out with fruit and a drink.
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To make these lunches, you'll need the following ingredients:
- Bread (sandwich and pita)
- Cheese (various kinds)
- Chicken or Turkey
- Corn (frozen)
- Dried fruit
- Grape tomatoes
- Nut butters (or sunflower butter)
- Peppers (sweet)
- From the pantry: Olive oil, lemon, honey, chicken or vegetable stock, soy sauce, rice vinegar, cooking spray, vanilla extract, and your family's favorite herbs and spices.
Originally published in the September 2014 issue of Parents magazine.